If you’re hosting a Fourth of July party, it’s time to start to think about decorating. First, consider the the basics: reds, whites and blues and American flags are staples of the holiday celebration.
Better Homes and Gardens recommends draping porch railings or ceilings with flags, carefully hanging them to border the party scene. Flags are available in all different sizes. If you opt for the smaller varieties, you can add patriotic splashes to your party space by planting them in vases, pots and gardens.
You can also take the theme of stars and hang these colored symbols along walls and ceilings. A subtle, elegant way to outline these decorations is with white wire lights, which will cast the party in a gentle glow accented by the more noticeable reds and blues.
We suggest stringing a set of these lights along the railing of a porch or deck to maximize the effect. You can also run them through a garden, behind furniture or along walkways to lead guests straight to the celebrations.