Our Favorite Red, White, and Blue Entertaining Essentials
Celebrating the Fourth of July means planning cookouts and getting all of your party supplies in order. And with the right décor and tableware—from simple red, white, and blue cloth napkins to thematic star-shaped chip bowls—your holiday spread will feel that much more festive. You shouldn't limit these accessories to a single holiday, though; the timeless color combination can be incorporated into tablescapes any day of the year, but it's a particularly appropriate aesthetic for your Independence Day celebration. Whether you're serving drinks in cobalt blue wine glasses or passing a gingham-print salad fork to your guests, find subtle (and not-so-subtle) red, white, and blue entertaining essentials, ahead.
Kate Spade New York
The cobalt spiral will add unique style to your barware collection all year long, but it's especially striking when incorporated into a modern red, white, and blue tablescape.
Shop Now: Kate Spade "Charlotte Street" Collection Wine Glasses Set, $40 for two, macys.com.
Looking to craft a subtle place setting? These durable, scratch-resistant clay plates are available with a red rim, a blue rim, or in plain white (why not mix and match?) and will make it through a lively evening without a single scuff.
Shop Now: Made In Dinner Plates, $89, madeincookware.com.
Simple and charming, these microwavable and dishwasher-safe stoneware pieces can be used to serve pre-BBQ appetizers or post-fireworks desserts.
Shop Now: Williams Sonoma American Flag Appetizer Plates, $35.95 for four, williams-sonoma.com.
Martha Stewart Collection
Everyone's favorite appetizer just got a festive update thanks to Martha's thematic serveware. Incorporate this star-shaped dish into party spreads and tablescapes year round for some extra flair.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart Collection Star Chip & Dip Plate, $44, macys.com.
This hand-painted ceramic pitcher is a vibrant as is, but its light-up features (courtesy of LED lights built into the base) take it to a whole new level. Put it on your table and it'll beautifully complement the fireworks you'll be watching all night long.
Shop Now: Temp-tations Illuminated Pitcher, $26.76, qvc.com.
This eco-friendly bamboo tray is perfect for serving cocktails, beers, and other drinks to your guests throughout the evening.
Shop Now: Whut Red-White-Blue Serving Tray, $33.75, society6.com.
These striped napkins made from sustainably sourced yarn-dyed cotton are festive enough to fit right into an Independence Day cookout.
Shop Now: Williams Sonoma Red, White, and Blue Stripe Napkins, $39.95 for four, williams-sonoma.com.
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