Here is hoping you have a three day weekend ahead and some wonderful 4th of July party plans. From elaborate parties to simple picnics, there are lots of ways to celebrate. Try adding a little red, white and blue to your party with these ideas.

Above, upcycle old ribbons and use them to create a display above a dessert of drink table. This arrangement makes a perfect American flag.

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Hold silver (or plasticware) in denim jean pockets. Add a bandana or other decorations to make it more festive.

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Place individual red and white flowers in vases to create a display.

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You don’t have to spend a lot of money on decorations; take advantage of old bandanas and use them as runners and napkins.

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Make paper star cut-outs and add lots of little patriotic items to the table like flags and flowers.

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Vintage plates and bottles with red and blue are an easy way to class up a party without buying decorations.

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Add in some garland, sequins or glitter for a little extra sparkle around your table.

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