Easy Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Table Setting for the Holidays

Memorial Day and Fourth of July are just two holidays that are perfect for an easy red, white, and blue patriotic table setting. It’s the perfect time to gather with your family and friends to celebrate while displaying your patriotism.

With a little creativity and inspiration, you can easily put together a beautiful look that will impress and dazzle your guests. Let’s look at some ideas and tips that will help you create a patriotic tablescape for this Fourth of July.

Red White and Blue Table Setting PIN

It’s Summer Blog Hop time and I cannot wait to share with you all of the amazing spaces my friends have! Thank you to Pasha at Pasha is Home for hosting this wonderful Blog Tour!

If you came from Pasha is Home where she shared, Easy and Effortless Americana Decor Ideas for the Entryway welcome! Next up is my friend Amy from Amy Sadler Designs who is sharing Red White and Blue Faux Leather Vase.

Be sure to check out all of the amazing ideas and inspiration at the bottom of this post!

Choose the Right Table Covering

Choosing the right table covering is where you should begin. This “base” can be anything from a table runner to a tablecloth or layers as I chose. I added a faux grass table runner to create a summertime feel on top of a more traditional buffalo check table runner.

faux grennery table runner

A white tablecloth is a classic choice and would create a neutral backdrop for your red, white, and blue décor. However, you might want to mix things up by choosing a red-and-white striped or blue-and-white polka-dotted table runner instead.

Remember, the base sets the mood for the entire tablescape, so choose wisely.

Use Patriotic Centerpieces

Creating a centerpiece that showcases the proud colors of the American flag is key for a patriotic tablescape. Red, white, and blue flowers or small American flags paired with greenery on the table is always a great choice. You can also use a collection of small American flags in a vase or create a centerpiece like the dough bowl I created below. The possibilities are endless.

red white and blue patriotic dough bowl centerpiece

Don’t Forget the Dinnerware

Dinnerware should always be a major consideration when setting up a beautiful tablescape. If you have white dinnerware, you can use it as it will blend in with your white tablecloth. However, you can use colored or patterned dinnerware to add a pop of color. I used these blue willow-style china plates on top of red and white buffalo check chargers with a woven base to “ground’ it all.

red white and blue table setting

Using blue plates and red glasses with white napkins is also an excellent way to incorporate those patriotic colors.

Use Creative Place Settings

Creative place settings are all about adding that personalized touch to your tables. You can use small flags, customized napkin rings, or even a small dessert or snack for guests to enjoy upon arrival. You can also create hand-lettered place cards or use chalkboard labels to guide guests to their seats.

I used white teacups filled with red and blue faux sparklers to add a pop of fun and surprise to each guest’s place setting.

teacup with red foil decoration

Create a Patriotic Ambiance

Lastly, creating an ambiance is key to the overall feel of your tablescape. Adding a few candles, fairy lights or even string lights in patriotic colors will set the mood and create a perfect backdrop for your celebration. You can also use a patriotic backdrop or banners to add an extra element of festivity.

Summer Patriotic Table setting

Setting up a patriotic tablescape for your Fourth of July celebration doesn’t have to be difficult. With some planning and creativity, you can create a beautiful and memorable event that your friends and family will love. Start by choosing the right tablecloth and add flowers, centerpieces, and decorations that showcase the colors of the American flag. Mix and match dinnerware and add personal touches with creative place settings to wow your guests. Don’t forget to create that patriotic ambiance by adding candles or fairy lights and creating a backdrop that complements your tablescape.

Happy Fourth of July!

More Patriotic Inspiration from My Fellow Bloggers

DIY Patriotic Door Basket // The Tattered Pew

How to Set a Red, White, and Blue Table // Cottage in the Mitten

8 Easy Ways to Add Americana to Your Decor // White Arrows Home

4th of July Party Favors // Eleanor Rose Home

How To Decorate Your Coastal Cottage for the 4th of July // The Ponds Farmhouse

How To Make An American Flag Grapevine Wreath // White Lilac Farmhouse

7 FREE Dinner Party Printables – 4th of July Ideas // WM Design House

Easy and Effortless Americana Decor Ideas for the Entryway // Pasha is Home

Easy Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Table Setting for the Holidays // Southern Crush at Home

Red White and Blue Faux Leather Vase // Amy Sadler Designs

Patriotic Pool Party Ideas // A Stroll Through Life


  1. I love how cute your patriotic table is. You can’t go wrong with red, white, and blue. Fun hop.

    1. southerncrush says:

      Yes I agree! Thank you and I’m glad you’re here!

  2. I love, love, love your tablesetting. So fun. The centerpiece is so pretty and how fun to add the sparklers to each place setting too. This is sure to get everyone in a happy mood and ready for the holidays.

    1. southerncrush says:

      Yes ma’am! Thank you and I’m glad you’re here!

  3. Mel, your patriotic decor looks so good! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

    1. southerncrush says:

      Thank you so much my friend! I’m glad you’re here!

  4. Lots of great tips Melanie. The dishes are so cute and perfect for a patriotic tablescape.

    1. southerncrush says:

      Awe thanks my friend! I’m glad you’re here!

  5. Melanie – I love those red gingham plates! Your red, white, and blue table is so perfect!!

    1. southerncrush says:

      Thank you so much my friend! Thank you for putting together this hop!

  6. Such a fun tablescape! Love the center piece ideas.

    1. southerncrush says:

      Thank you so much my friend! I’m glad you’re here!

    1. southerncrush says:

      Thank you so much! I appreciate you!

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