Patriotic Table Setting – Ideas for a Gorgeous 4th of July Table

A simple table set in red, white and blue and featuring white garden roses creates a patriotic table setting perfect for the Fourth of July or Memorial Day!

Well, I don’t know about the weather where you are, but this is my first full week of sunshine in months, and I’m positively giddy! With Memorial Day coming up (the official start of summer 😉 ) and this warm weather, I’m in full-on summer mode!

And in honor of that, I’m sharing a fun and easy patriotic table setting that would be perfect for the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, or even a backyard bbq!

patriotic table setting fourth of july backyard red and blue

I wanted to create a table that had a patriotic feel, but I also didn’t want it to be too theme-y.

I started with subtle touches of red, white and blue, and added a few flags. This way, I could remove the flags, change out the napkins, and still have a table setting that would work for any summer entertaining that may come about…. 


patriotic table setting backyard living wicker chairs chandelier outdoor dining

As we usually spend our July 4th in the backyard, it seemed natural to set up my patriotic table setting on the patio. We love eating out here during the summer months and try to do it as much as we can. That is, until it gets too hot!


patriotic table setting red napkin and flag on blue floral plate

Galvanized chargers from Pottery Barn are layered with two sets of blue floral plates I found at Home Goods. 


patriotic table setting for july fourth red white and blue

I added some simple chicken wire candle holders, but it was so windy today the flame kept blowing out! Unfortunately I can’t find mine anymore, but these are similar and super cute!


patriotic table setting american flag with red napkin on blue floral plate

I love that the floral plate is a little different for a patriotic table, but the color palette makes it work and I love that it’s unexpected!


patriotic table setting blue floral plates with american flag and red napkin

To add that patriotic touch I tied some small American flags to the flatware with some twine. So cute and so simple!

Mine were inexpensive ones from Amazon but these burlap ones are oh-so-cute! 


patriotic table setting with white roses on backyard table red white and blue

The red and white gingham placemats combined with a simple red napkin continue the theme without taking it over the top.



patriotic table setting white roses in vintage bucket fourth of july table idea

The white roses are from the garden and create a simple centerpiece in a French vintage zinc bucket.


patriotic table setting french country inspired backyard table and wicker chairs with chandelierThe red grain sack runner is from Pottery Barn, and is one of my favorites! 


patriotic table setting with white roses in vintage zinc bucket fourth of july inspiration

I love that this is patriotic but in a subtle way. You could easily remove the flags and maybe the placemats, and use it for any backyard party or bbq. If you want to create something similar, I’ve sourced everything I used below, plus a few other adorable patriotic decor items!


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Wishing you all a wonderful beginning of summer!


simple patriotic table on Maison de Cinq


Now be sure to visit some of my friends below who are also sharing some gorgeous summer table setting inspiration!


Rooms for Rent | Pine and Prospect Home | Ella Claire | Modern Glam


Maison De Cinq | Boxwood Avenue | Crazy Wonderful | Jenna Kate at Home


Willow Street Interiors | Amber Tysl | Sincerely Marie Designs | Paint Me Pink


Zevy Joy | Shabby FuFu


If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out more summer decor and entertaining ideas below!

How to Host an Easy & Delicious Summer Grilling Night

How to Host a Summer Wine & Cheese Party

Romantic Summer Table Setting with Pink Peonies & Roses



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  1. Your tables are so lovely Sheila! I love that this is patriotic without being over the top as you say, and I love the flowered plates! And of course your gorgeous roses! Totally perfect in every way! (Kind of like Mary Poppins … !) 🙂

    1. Aww that’s such a nice compliment! thank you Barbara!! I mean, comparing me to Mary Poppins – I couldn’t be in better company! 🙂


  2. What a beautiful space for entertaining! I just love the red, white and blue! So many pretty details 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Andrea! So fun “hopping” with you:)


    2. Melissa Warner says:

      Perfect! Not over done.

      1. Aww thank you! I so appreciate that!!

        Thanks for stopping by 🙂


  3. Sheila, love your mix of patterns with the vintage touch. Your patio is so pretty – the perfect spot for summer!

    1. Aww thanks so much Ashley! We’re so excited to start using it this year!!


    2. Nan, Odessa, DE says:

      What size vintage bucket are you sharing with the roses? Gotta have it!
      Please add dates back to post and comments.

  4. I absolutely adore a patriotic table, and yours is so beautiful with the blue floral plates!

    1. Aww that’s so kind of you – thanks Shelley! And happy summer to you!


  5. This is so pretty, Sheila! I love the blue and white plates paired with the little flags. It looks like the perfect summer hangout space. Have a wonderful summer, friend!

    1. thanks so much for your kind words Amanda – I can’t wait to spend some summer evenings out here:)