Especially while out at sea, the summer days can blur together and that’s not a bad thing. So when July comes around and Independence Day is just moments away, it’s time to break out anything red, white, and/or blue on board for all the Americans on board. In lieu of actual fireworks, there’s no doubt that stews can provide a different kind of spark to the table and onboard décor. For some inspiration on how to decorate for the Fourth of July, you can count on stews and Instagram to show off their best:
Who says hearts are only for Valentine’s and anniversaries? Have the heart napkin fold show off the love for country on the table alongside patriotic hats, American flags, and stars.
Time to break out the stripes and red placemats to go with the appropriately colored flowers and white plates that are very likely to already be on board.
Add a nautical twist to your July 4 decor, and consider breaking out some decorative rope to complement the red, white, and blue on the table.
Make use of the space around the table as well as on it — these simple red, white, and blue stripes hanging above really brings the whole décor together. Plus, condiments scream American and are both functional and decorative.
Even with a limited color palette, there’s still room for creativity, like with this American flag centerpiece made from flowers balanced on top of a star.
Put a feather in the centerpiece to add even more flair to the table, and also pay tribute to the times of the feather quill, perfect for celebrating Independence Day like it was 1776.
You can never go wrong with the simple route — red roses and baby’s breath are both elegant and appropriate for all occasions. Extra tip — don’t forget about adding color to the treats, like blueberries and raspberries atop a cinnamon roll.
Bring the fireworks to the table with a fan napkin fold, which is both simple and striking. And if you ask us, a table can’t have too many tiny American flags.
Any celebration is brought up a notch with red, white, and blue tinsel and balloons — plus, can you ever go wrong with disco balls? They add that extra sparkle to mark the celebration.
If you’re unable to go all out, having red and white flowers on the table with a flag still gets the job done with a more subtle celebration.