So you want to throw a patriotic birthday party for your child? At first it may seem easy to incorporate red, white, and blue into a party, but making it memorable and unique to your child is the hardest part.
Don’t sweat it. We’ve got everything you need. Use our suggestions below to make this festive theme easy, fun, and totally unique without tons of hassle, time, or money.
I guess you can call us your very own “one stop patriotic birthday shop.”
Red, White, and Blue Birthday Cake
What do all kids love? Cake. And when it’s just as delicious as it is pretty, it will be the hit of the party. Well, one of them.
If you’re looking for something quick and simple, yet delicious and beautiful, check out this recipe on Epicurious. It layers red velvet cake with lemony white cake in a way that resembles the stripes on the flag, but you can only see it once you cut into the cake. Talk about a cool birthday surprise! The frosting is easy peasy, delicious cream cheese base that is topped with fresh strawberries, blueberries and blackberries to give it a little extra red, white and blue oomph.
Take it a step further by creating another, smaller layer to place atop the first one. Add just a few wooden pegs in the bottom layer for support and you instantly give a more regal feel to the birthday cake! Even feel free to decorate the outside with some festive pizazz, like blue sprinkles. Or find a quick YouTube video that shows you how to pipe a red frosting border along the edges of the cake to make it POP! It’s all up to you!
Red, White, and Blue Birthday Decor
A blue tablecloth here, some white confetti there, and red bows placed all around make decorating for a patriotic birthday party seems like a breeze. But to make it all your own, you’re going to need some backup. That’s where we come in.
Make your own red, white, and blue tissue paper flowers to hang above the cake or food table. If you’re not DIY savvy then just go out and buy some paper lanterns in those colors. It will give the same effect. Paint mason jars in red and white stripes. Even white stars on a blue background look fantastic. Then use these mason jars to hold the party flatware or even straws for the drinks. Use blue bowls, white plates, and red platters to present food on the table. Create festive streamers that dangle from the ceiling as if fireworks are exploding in the house. Place giant stars tastefully around tabletops and countertops. Arrange balloons in large batches or scatter them wherever your home seems to be lacking some spunk.
Don’t forget to make the food part of your patriotic statement as well. Use wooden skewers to arrange marshmallows, raspberries, and blueberries–an edible, color appropriate decoration that any kid will love.
For a great ending to your party, set out some sparklers for the kids to play with, responsibly of course and with parental supervision. They will be dying to get their hands on them the whole party so when they finally do, it will be a “grand finale.”
Anything But a Blue Farewell
With all this eye-catching decor and a cake that’s sure to impress your guests, you can rest assured that no one will leave feeling blue, even if the decorations are.
Guests will be in awe at your decorating talents, edibles and non-edibles alike. The only downside is that you will forever be targeted as the “red, white, and blue party guru.”
Don’t say we didn’t warn you!