7 Pieces for a Fourth of July Party

If you’re celebrating the birth of our nation with a get-together, here are some star-spangled accessories that will help to spruce up your space.


Stoneware Tray With Rope Handle


Serve sliders and other small bites atop this ceramic platter. The rope handles offer up a nautical vibe—even if your party isn’t set up near the water.

To buy: $20, target.com.

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Fourth of July Table Runner


Dress up a picnic or folding table with this tasseled stripe runner. Festive for the occasion, but versatile enough to be used beyond the summertime holiday.

To buy: $39, potterybarnkids.com.

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4th of July Drinking Paper Straws


Sip sweet cocktails and refreshing juices at your holiday barbecue from these decorative paper straws. Pop them in a glass and add instant flair to your tabletop.

To buy: $6 for 50, ivanasgiftsnthings.etsy.com.

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Bamboo Cutting Board


Prepare for your party by slicing and dicing crudités atop this long bamboo cutting board. When the prep is complete, the piece can transition into a serving platter for cheese and charcuterie.

To buy: $36, sunnylife.com.

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Stars and Stripes Oven Mitt and Potholder Set


Whether helping the grill master handle a hot dish or making the crab boil more manageable, this set of potholders will certainly come in handy.

To buy: $33, wayfair.com.

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Americana Pinwheel Food Pick Set


Use these decorative picks as a super simple cake topper or to distinguish between meat and veggie offerings.

To buy: $6, pier1.com.

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Patriotic Flag Pennant Banner


If your backyard is bare, this stars-and-stripes banner offers an easy way to add some festive color. At 9-feet long, it can be draped from tree to tree or strung along the eaves of a porch.

To buy: $20, crateandbarrel.com.

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