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Fourth of July Picnic Inspiration

July 1, 2015

Who doesn’t love a good Fourth of July celebration complete with sparklers, hot dogs and old fashioned glass bottles of soda? We prepared an inspirational picnic to ready you for the upcoming holiday weekend, and added a few simple Fourth of July picnic ideas that are inexpensive and require little fuss. We also threw in a few of our favorite Magnolia Market entertaining products – just in case you spot something you can’t live without!

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We set our table with galvanized trivets used as chargers, and these versatile creamware dinner plates. We also added small berry baskets as a fun way to serve personal-sized desserts.

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This cream drink dispenser is great for serving tea or water. We used it to serve “Sparkle Punch” to add a festive party detail. Personalize your drink dispenser with a chalkboard.

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We used this lazy Susan for easy hotdog reach by each of our party guests. It also added height and interest to our table.

A cute and simple party tip is to add your condiments into mason jars. The jars are more appealing to the eye than traditional ketchup and mustard bottles, and are a fun addition to the table setting.

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Displaying your party favors in a way that adds to the feel of the whole party is an added detail that doesn’t go unnoticed by partygoers. We suggest a caddy like this oneHere is a similar choice if you don’t have quite as much space to work with.

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I think we can all agree that simple party favors are the best kind. We chose boxes of Cracker Jacks, and attached these sweet little gift tags to each one. We love the Cracker Jacks for Fourth of July, and appreciated that they’re a cute addition to the party theme. You could also use brownies or cookies – any sweet treat would work perfectly! Download these party tags at the bottom of the post.

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How could we host a Fourth of July picnic without sparklers? We chose to display them using these trays, and attaching “Light up the night” tags to groups of three and four sparklers. This way, each of your guests can quickly grab a handful and head out to the fun in a hurry. Download these sparkler tags at the bottom of the post.

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If you purchase glass soda bottles for your gathering, you may as well go the extra mile to ice them in a way that displays them for all to see. We used this bin in a size small. We do suggest getting the size large if you’ll be icing down more than six bottles of soda.

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You can have fun with the festive colors, stars and stripes without going overboard. We used this utensil holder to hold our patriotic plasticware and holiday appropriate straws.

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Be sure to personalize your party! Using chalkboards is our favorite way of accomplishing this. We used these.

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Download your free Fourth of July party printables here.

If you recreate any of these ideas, be sure to tag @magnoliamarket in your Instagram posts! We want to see how you incorporate our Market products into your holiday gathering. We hope you have a fun, festive and safe holiday weekend! Enjoy your day with family and friends – and happy Fourth!

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  • Grace
    5:12 pm, July 11, 2015
    I love your taste and totally enjoy watching you and Chip working together, it puts a smile on my face. It's always fun watching people working together that love what they are doing, and love each other two ?
  • Shannon I.
    10:19 am, July 11, 2015
    Just wanted to tell you that I am a huge fan. Your style is the "bomb", something my girls say!! I just wish I lived closer, I would be at your store all the time. Love you, Chip & your precious family!! Love your show!!! Thank you for all your ideas & your rock!! (P.S. Visiting your store is on my bucket list!!)
  • Vickie Lynn
    10:49 am, July 7, 2015
    Just love looking at all your great ideas. When I am planning a party, I try to think like you and sometimes I come up with some great things to use and other times I have to see what you did, but I just love you and Chip and your whole family, its great when you involve your kids, wish more families did that. Keep up the great work, and awesome ideas, we all need the inspiration!
  • Melissa
    10:44 am, July 7, 2015
    I was so excited to get to go by your shop in Waco this past weekend! It was crazy busy and I know y'all can't wait to get into the new place. Here's what I did with the cotton stems I purchased. Thanks for sharing all of your beautiful ideas with us on this blog!
    http://www.bluejeansandturquoise.com/2015/07/walking-in-high-cotton-magnolia-market-waco-fixer-upper.html
  • Dinell Moran
    10:12 am, July 7, 2015
    I just have to share this with you... My 3 year old grandson spent the night with us (nonna & Papa) last Saturday night. My mom and I took him to one of my friend's daughter's birthday party and on the way home my mom and I were talking about your show and how I have her (my mom) hooked on it too, when from the back seat my 3 year old grandson says "hey guys, Fixer Upper is my favorite show, well next to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". Didn't even realize he heard us talking about it..... Thought that was funny and had to share. We do love your show and love to watch your family. You have a magical imagination and I love seeing what you do. So hey guys, Fixer Upper IS my favorite show....!!!!!
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