Summer Entertaining – a Patriotic Picnic


Patriotic Picnic - love this look for summer outdoor entertaining

What’s more American than barbecues, picnics and corn on the cob?

A little red, white and blue thrown in makes summer entertaining that much more festive.

I don’t save these colors for just Memorial Day or the Fourth of July either and I’m all about using what you have inside and bringing it outdoors (remember seeing a lot of this in my summer mudroom).

4th of July outdoor party - what a festive picnic!

Want to add more color and texture – how about beach towels?  Bonus – the kids can dry off after a water balloon fight.

It’s easy to add color when you have classic white adirondack chairs.

Patriotic red, white and blue outdoor entertaining!

Need a place to serve your margaritas – a tray from my daughter’s room does double duty.

Red, white and blue party decorations

Need something to keep your napkins from flying away?  Shells scream summer – bonus, hold it up to your ear to hear the roar of the ocean.

Red, white and blue decorations - love the tray and fois bois plates!

Need a statement centerpiece?  Try something unexpected like a candleholder filled with dried flowers (or real once they bloom)!

Love the huge red candleholder used for flowers!

Need a comfy place to rest – pull a pillow or two right off your couch.

Patriotic anchor pillow - love this outdoor picnic!

Need a festive tablecloth?  Try wrapping paper – best part, no clean up required …

and don’t forget the sparklers.

Sparklers - what a fun patriotic picnic!

Patriotic party decorations

Hooray for the red, white and blue …

all summer long.


Adirondack Chairs
Everything is from HomeGoods except my vintage thermos, seashell, mason jar and flag paper lantern.

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  1. I can hear the sound of the waves from that gorgeous summer/beach table…fabulous table and love the vintage thermos!…

  2. I have to stop at HomeGoods again now. You went all out for this pretty picnic

  3. Super cute, Kelly.

  4. Loving the anchor pillow, Kelly! God Bless the USA! :)
    xo Heidi

  5. Laura Strack says:

    Love your red White and Blue, all Summer long!!

  6. everything is perfectly festive!! love all the touches of red,white and blue. I need to shop home goods more often!

  7. Great ideas, I especially like your napkin holder shell – gorgeous and so simple but not something I would have thought of!

  8. What a gorgeous picnic, I would love to join you. So cozy!!!


  9. heidi sapa says:

    It’s official. You are my favorite. Of all the blogs out there, you are my favorite. Red, white and blue decor on the patio WITH conch shells? You’re my girl. It’s decided. (Whew! Glad THAT’S over!)

  10. What a fun spot to relax and enjoy a picnic. That anchor pillow is super cute!

  11. The Anchors Away pillow is so fun to see as is the whole yard.

  12. What is the thing hanging in the tree? It looks like copper pipe to me? Neat!

  13. Love the mix of blues and reds Kelly!!! Enjoy the outdoors!

  14. Such an awesome setup for entertaining during the summer! Love that!


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