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 really is such a special holiday. 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 celebrate America and get together with family and friends, I love the food. I could eat steak kabobs and cute little mini pies all day long, and they’re even more appetizing when paired with fun and festive 4th of July table decor. This year’s 4th of July tablescape is one of my all-time favorites, primarily because it’s so simple. Keep reading for full patriotic table setting details!

4th of July Table Decor

4th of July table setting ideas by blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante

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. 

Patriotic table decor styled by blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante4th of July table decorations styled by blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante4th of July hydrangea centerpiece arranged in a blue and white ginger jar by blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante 4th of July table decor styled by blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante

More Patriotic Table Decor Ideas

If you need more patriotic table decor inspiration, check out these posts–

  • Red Memorial Day Tablescape– I really loved putting this red and white Memorial Day tablescape together! It pairs stars and stripes with gingham, and the combination of the three just makes me happy.
  • Blue and White Summer Tablescape– What I love about this tablescape is that even though it’s the perfect shade of blue for the 4th, it’s also great year-round. Just add a few pops of red here and there to make it specific to Independence Day!


So anyway, that’s this year’s 4th of July table decor! Speaking of the Fourth, 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 these 4th of July table decorations (size, quality, etc). I love hearing from you guys, and I’m happy to help!

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One 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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