15 Patriotic Outdoor Decorations Perfect for Summer Parties

Looking for the best patriotic decorations for Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Labor Day? Make your outdoor parties festive with red, white and blue embellishments. Read on for some of our favorites.

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Patriotic Outdoor Decoration: Vertical Flag Banner

This bunting vertical flag looks beautiful over a porch or hanging from an awning over a deck. It’s an easy and iconic patriotic decoration for the exterior of your home. And you can re-use it year after year. It also pairs well with a charming porch swing.

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Flag Napkins and Plates

If you are planning to throw a patriotic-themed party this summer, take a look at local shops for flag-themed plates and napkins. These make outdoor cleanup easy so you can spend more time enjoying your company. Plus, this gives you more time for other party prep projects!

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Patriotic Glass Mugs

We love these versatile glass mugs emblazoned with lines from The Star Spangled Banner. They’re a unique way to celebrate patriotic holidays, perfect for serving everything from lemonade to cocktails. You may want to keep them around your home bar permanently.

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Patriotic Outdoor Decorations: Uncle Sam Wooden Statue

Stand this patriotic gentleman in a corner of your deck, patio or porch, and you are bound to get some compliments! Like the flag bunting, this is décor you can keep using year after year. It goes well with a clean deck!

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Uncle Sam Party Hats

Visit a local party/decorating store to find these fun Uncle Sam hats. It’s a great way to get into the spirit of the holiday, and they make a fun addition to photos taken at your party. Check out more ideas for planning backyard parties.

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Flag Cupcakes

Pick up some flag cupcake liners, then add red, white and blue sprinkles. Presto — patriotic cupcakes have never been so easy to make, and they don’t even require food dyes!

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Patriotic Outdoor Decorations: Patriotic Wreath

This particular wreath offers a beautiful take on patriotic displays. Hang it near a sitting area or on your front door to help complement the surroundings. You DIYers may want to start with the bare branch wreath and create the patriotic flourishes yourselves. Make it part of a patio makeover.

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Ribbons and Wall Décor

As you can see, inventive wall décor is possible with a few ribbons, some fake flowers and a touch of imagination. This is an excellent option if you want to create patriotic décor without spending much — all you need are hooks or nails to hang them from. Plus, check out these 10 fun American flag facts.

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Flag Pillow

This flag pillow is made of polyester and faux linen so that it can stand mild outdoor weather. And if you want to make your porch or patio more festive for your party, a pillow like this is an ideal choice. While you’re at it, you may want to DIY new patio furniture, too.

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Mini Flags for Food and Décor

Buy a collection of mini flags when they go on sale for the summer holidays. These flags are reusable. And as you can see, they make a good pairing with burgers or a fun, minimalistic centerpiece. These quick decorations leave more time for making a difference!

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Patriotic Flower Arrangements

For summer-long patriotic ornamentation, look for carnations or other flowers in red, white and blue. Also, you can make potted or vase floral arrangements by picking out individual flowers from your garden or the store. The right flower container helps, too.

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Wooden Flag Sign

This wooden flag sign is the ideal choice for a durable outdoor decoration that can last through the seasons and look good anywhere. Ambitious DIYers should note recycled picket boards make good materials for building and painting your version! Reclaimed wood projects are always fun.

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Flag-Based Centerpiece

A burlap centerpiece is durable enough for any outdoor use, and offers a more muted patriotic theme for your table. The candle holders are included in this product, but use your imagination — they can hold a lot more than just candles! A new table may in order, so check out these 10 DIY tables you can build quickly.

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Edible Table Arrangements

This type of tasty table arrangement is popular. And be sure to add a pack of red, white and blue stars around your candy dish for added fun. Kids and sweet tooths alike will especially appreciate this patriotic embellishment.

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Star Runner

This star-themed table runner can be used indoors or out, at serving or eating locations for a bright patriotic addition. It pairs well with those flag-themed napkins and plates, as well as similar décor! Feel free to design a serving tray to match.

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T. Lacoma
I have owned a freelance writing business for the past three years, writing a variety of articles on finance, technology, environmental issues, home repair and other topics.