13 Festive Finds for Your 4th of July Barbecue

From red, white, and blue paper straws to old-fashioned hot dog trays, these party goods will turn your backyard barbecue into a full-blown Independence Day celebration.


Burger Baskets

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Set the scene of an all-American diner (and simplify cleanup) by serving each guest’s meal in these plastic trays with wax paper liners. Available in red, white, and blue.

To buy: $8 for four, surlatable.com.


Hot Dog Trays

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A cheeky message in silver foil text gives classic hot dog trays a modern upgrade.

To buy: $6 for eight, paper-source.com.


Acrylic Cupcake Toppers

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These white acrylic stars make dessert sparkle, while still being understated enough to use over and over again.

To buy: $24 for 12, shopsweetlulu.com.


Patriotic American Flag Ice Cream Cups

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Serve up some red, white or blue ice cream in these American flag paper ice cream cups. Bonus: Each cup comes with a plastic spoon, so the whole thing is disposable.

To buy: $4 for eight, bakeitpictureperfect.com.


Flings Bins Pop Up Picnic

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Trash isn’t exactly glamorous, but this pop-up red gingham waste bin will make party cleanup a whole lot easier.

To buy: $10, amazon.com.


Vintage Flower Storage Bowls

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Make your summer sides—pasta salad, coleslaw, and more—ahead of time and pack them in these vintage-inspired bowls. Once you’re ready to serve, simply pop the top off and place them on the buffet.

To buy: $35 for five, fishseddy.com.


Star Spangle Spatula

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Fire up the grill and flip burgers with a red and blue spatula that celebrates the stars and the stripes.

To buy: $10, bedbathandbeyond.com.


Americana BBQ Gingham Placemat Set

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Nothing says all-American summer cookout quite like gingham. You can use these festive red, white, and blue placemats all the way until Labor Day.

To buy: $15 for four, kohls.com.


Reusable “Paper” Dinner Plates

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Trade that pack of paper plates for a set of dishwasher-safe melamine dinnerware. These dishes look just like the picnic variety, but you’ll have them for years (and cookouts) to come.

To buy: $15 for four, amazon.com.


Garden Party Drink Jars

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Mini glass mason jars are outfitted with pretty perforated lids to keep your drink in—and bugs out. Though the jars come with paper straws, we suggest replacing them with the star-spangled combination below for your Fourth of July celebration.

To buy: $68 for 12, shopterrain.com.


July 4th Paper Straws

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Place these patriotic paper straws into mason jars and fill with lemonade or a summer cocktail.

To buy: $3 for 25, etsy.com.


Fruit Keg Tapping Kit

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If you want to create the coolest cocktail at the block party, level the base of a watermelon and hollow it out, then add a mixture of juice and liquor. Insert the drink dispenser to keep the cocktails flowing—straight from the fruit itself.

To buy: $20, uncommongoods.com.


Bomb Pops Wooden Utensils

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Swap shiny, plastic utensils for a biodegradable alternative adorned with sweet drawings of a quintessential summer snack—rocket pops.

To buy: $8 for 12, sucreshop.com.