Simple 4th of July Tablescape

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Simple 4th of July tablescape styled by blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante

The 4th of July is quickly becoming one of my favorite holidays. We’ve spent the past few in Maine– we actually got engaged last year on the 5th, so they’ve become truly memorable celebrations. In addition to being a fun excuse to get together with family and friends, I love the food. I could eat kabobs and cute little mini pies all day long, so it only feels fitting to put effort into my 4th of July tablescape every year. This year’s is actually one of my all-time favorites, primarily because it’s so simple. Keep reading for full patriotic table setting details!

Instead of navy or cobalt, I went with a light blue theme for this year’s simple 4th of July tablescape. Also, I don’t have much by means of red tableware, so it was fun thinking up ways to add bold pops of color. Here’s everything I used to style this patriotic tablescape–

  • Beaded dinner plates– Kyle and I found our plates at a Home Goods in Maine like… five years ago, so I’m linking a similar set!
  • Light blue striped tablecloth– I’ve been looking for a pretty light blue striped tablecloth for months, and I finally found one (with matching napkins!) on
  • Light blue striped napkins– I slid on some napkin rings and turned them sideways to create fun “bow tie” folds.
  • Star-shaped bowls– These star-shaped melamine bowls come in a set of eight and are under $25! They fly in and out of stock, though, so I searched and found a similar set on Amazon. 
  • Fresh strawberries– To help pull in some pops of red, I filled the star-shaped dessert bowls with fresh strawberries. Cherries would look (and taste) great, too!
  • Blue goblets– I’ve been looking for “coastal” blue goblets for months and finally found the most gorgeous set! They’re pricey, but I got them for over 50% off and am absolutely in love. They’re seriously the perfect shade of blue for summer, and I use them every chance I get. 
  • Clear water glasses– Bormioli Rocco makes some seriously gorgeous glassware. Honestly, the shipping is hit or miss, though. I’ve received broken stemware before, but I’ve also been fully refunded without having to return them… so the customer service trumps their poor packaging efforts in my book.
  • Galvanized chargers– Gold is my default, so I thought it’d be fun to switch it up and use some of my galvanized tableware in this simple 4th of July tablescape. 
  • Galvanized napkin rings– I ordered these galvanized napkin rings to match my galvanized chargers. Love them!
  • Silverware– No real frills here… just classic silverware. Kyle’s dad bought us this set, and we use it daily. 
  • Blue and white ginger jar– To keep with the light blue color scheme, I used one of my favorite ginger jars as a centerpiece vase!
  • Fresh hydrangeas– Hydrangeas are my go-to flowers in the summertime. They’re super easy to arrange and don’t need many filler flowers (if any). 
  • Mini flags– I mean… is it even the 4th of July if there aren’t any American flags? I used cute little mini flags to Americanize the centerpiece. 

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So that’s this year’s simple 4th of July tablescape! Speaking of Independence Day, did y’all know it’s like… 6 days away? Insane! We’re driving to Maine on Tuesday, so I’m really looking forward to celebrating on the lake for another year. What do y’all have planned?

Thanks so much for reading, you guys! And, as always, don’t hesitate to let me know if you have questions about any of my 4th of July decor (size, quality, etc). I’m happy to help!

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1 thought on “Simple 4th of July Tablescape

  1. AvaT

    Beautiful! Nice twist on typical color scheme but patriotic-looking none the less. Wish I could grow hydrangeas in Florida!


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