The 4th of July holds a special place in every American's heart. It was this day in the year 1776, that the United States of America gained independence from Great Britain. It is a federal holiday and is celebrated with lots of pomp and splendor. You can see fireworks, carnivals and parades which are followed by the acceptance of Declaration of Independence.
A special thing about the 4th of July is that it gets adults and kids equally excited, and every heart is filled with immense pride and patriotism. Every family decorates its home and ensures that the three glorious colors - Red-Blue-White - can be seen everywhere. Here are some decorating ideas for 4th of July for every home.
Contrary to popular belief, it is NOT a daunting task to decorate your home for the 4th of July. It is daunting only if you want to go all out at the last minute. Otherwise, it can be simplistic and elegant, conveying your patriotism, all at the same time.
Beautiful and decorative homes always project a good first impression; and hanging a wreath on your door is probably one of the simplest and quickest ways to embrace the spirit of independence.
A wreath with a tricolor ribbon or baskets with sweets hanging at the door is a good idea. Wreaths could also be made from flowers (real or artificial), such as hydrangeas, lilies, and roses. You could also use buntings along the roof of your home, or even on your windows.
Balloons can adorn your porch and display the pride you feel within you on this special day. Basically, you could try anything - from balloons to pinwheels and streamers. The choice is endless! Just take your pick.
Every American understands the significance of the 4th of July and decides to celebrate it in his own way. While some limit themselves to decorating the exterior of their homes, others go beyond and decorate their kitchens, and even create food that showcases the tricolor.
For the kitchen, covering the table with a red, blue, and white tablecloth will surely make the dining area more beautiful. Use blue, white, and red crockery and cutlery, and try out recipes like a red velvet cake with blueberry icing and white cream.
You can also make colored ice candy that will contribute to the decoration in your kitchen. Simply put, your food can be one of the elements that reflects these colors along with the decoration.
Big flags, colored candles, and lights can give the backyard the 4th of July look. For instance, you could have rice lights highlighting the hedges of your lawn or the walkway to the main door. Little statuettes, such as those of people saluting the flag, are easily available and may be used for lawn decoration.
Plants and trees may be decorated with hanging stars that have the colors of the American flag on them. Streamers may also be used for this purpose. Ready-made mailbox covers that portray the American flag are also available at stores, and these add just the right finishing touch to your lawn decoration for this day.
As it is a federal holiday, almost all offices and companies are closed in the US. Families come together to enjoy a feast on this day. Hence, decorating the table where you will enjoy your meals together, with some simple elements, is a great way to embrace the spirit of Independence Day.
Candles are the ideal choice for decorating the house, and are particularly preferred for table decorations as they project warmth and a feeling of belonging. Star-shaped candles or pillar candles in the American tricolor can be used.
Small floating candles of these colors also add a simplistic touch to the decorations. You could also decorate candle holders with the tricolor using ribbons, embroidery floss, or lace, all of which you can wrap around them.
Not only tables, candles can also be used to decorate lonely corners in the house, window sills, fireplace mantels, or even your porch. Use them creatively and you can wrap up your decorations just with candles.
Even vases filled with sand in layers of the tricolor don't need any other kind of decoration. Of course, if you want to jazz it up a little, you can use a few curly willow branches in the vase with the sand and you are good to go. Apart from this, you can wrap the vase with the flag, stick small flags on it, or paint the tricolor on it.
To make it look more attractive, you could simply get the vases in one of the three colors to be used as a centerpiece and decorate the area surrounding them with candles, confetti, and other similar elements.
Various florists create special "Independence Day" bouquets that you can use for this purpose. You could also opt to have special bouquets made to your liking with the three colors of the American flag.
If you do have a little time on your hands, you could make these flowers with tissue, paper, or fabric and add that little personal touch to your decorations. These could be as simple or as elaborate as you want them to be, and again, can be used not only as table centerpieces but to highlight any other corner of your home.
Even if you are shopping at the last minute, most of these ideas are executable. You just need to know where to look. And if you are a hands-on person with a little time, you can even make these decorations and ensure that your house looks like the nest of a true patriot.