Patriotic Dining on the Deck and a Backup Plan

We are hosting a patriotic dinner party on our deck. Won't you come joins us!

Dining on the deck is the game plan. The table is set for our guests with a patriotic theme of red, white and blue.

Using flags in the centerpiece is a great way to show patriotism. 

Just pop in a couple of American flags and a patriotic centerpiece is done.

The stack of plates is a mix of more red, white and blue. The stack is layered with a navy-blue placemat, a white charger by Bordallo, a blue and white plate calico plate is by Royal Wessex, a red salad plate by Fiesta, and topped with a small white bowl by Bordallo. 

The red, white, and blue oversized napkins are by Urban Villa and the American flag napkin rings with wood beads are by Mosroad.

Showing our patriotism is very important to us and designing this table brings patriotism right to our very own deck.

I think you can guess where the blue stemware is from. I think everyone in blogland has a set of these. 

Pots filled with red, white, and blue flowers add to the theme.

You can see our shade garden out from the deck.

Stuffed tomatoes would be great for a ladies' luncheon. Cucumbers could be used instead of crackers if you are trying to keep it low carb. I do think I will replate the stuffed tomatoes and use a bed of lettuce then the tomato and chicken salad. 

Using flags in my gardens is an added attraction. 

A perfect patriotic garden flag for the 4th of July.

One of the desserts we are having is individual mixed berry tarts made with fresh fruit.  Whipped topping is ready to add. I found the dessert on Pinterest here

Red watermelon is cut and ready to serve. Doesn't the watermelon look delicious!


Just in case of extreme heat or very needed rain, I do have a backup plan in place. The party can be moved inside to our dining room.

Hope you have enjoyed our patriotic table.

I would love to hear about your patriotic table or party - Judy.

Linking to: 

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Beautifully Made Link Party @ Across the Blvd. on Tuesday 7am

Karins Kottage Link Party @ Karins Kottage on Tuesday

Tuesdays With A Twist @ God's Growing Garden 

Tuesdays With A Twist @ Stone Cottage Adventures on Tuesday

Tuesday Turn About @ My Wee Abode at 6 pm

Creative Muster @ Fluster Buster on Tuesday at 6 pm

Wonderful Wednesday @ Ducks in a Row on Tuesday evening

Karins Kottage Linky Party @ Karins Kottage on Wednesday am

My Corner of the World @ Photographing New Zealand on Wednesday

Share Your Style @ French Ethereal on Wednesday at 6 pm

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life

Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity

Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner

Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home on Thursday


Funtastic Link Party @ Two Chicks and A Mom on Thursday 9pm 

Fabulous Link Party @ Peacock Ridge Farm, Living Large in a Small House, South House Designs, & Vintage Home Designs on Friday

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Friday Features Link Party @ Penny's Passion

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A Morning Cup of Joe @ The Cottage Market on Friday

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Friday With Friends @ My Hubbard Home

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Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound on Friday

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  1. Very pretty! I love those adorable patriotic napkin rings! Happy 4th of July Judy!

  2. How wonderful! Love your patriotic them and beautiful table setting. It would be great to have it in the garden. Hope it didn't rain.

  3. Judy - as always, you put together a gorgeous table!!! There is nothing like cold watermelon on a hot summer day! We will be with our son in Idaho Falls for the Fourth - not sure he has much patriotic ware in his little apartment! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

  4. Judy,
    Your patriotic table is so beautiful! I love everything about it.
    Meagan-Decorative Inspirations

  5. I enjoyed reading. Each looks very delicious.

    Happy MosaicMonday

  6. Enjoy your patriotic dinner. I'm visiting from Mosaic Monday.

  7. Anonymous9:49 AM

    Stunning table setting, flowers and decorations! Happy 4th!

  8. Your table looks so inviting! Love the mix of dishes and all the flags - have a Glorious 4th!