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{Real Parties} Patriotic 4th of July Breakfast

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Sarah from Sheek Shindigs shared her 4th of July Breakfast with us, and we hope it inspires you for the upcoming holiday!  Here is what Sarah had to say:

Start off your 4th of July festivities with a fun, patriotic breakfast! I wanted to create a July 4th “party” set-up to inspire my readers and to celebrate the upcoming holiday with my kiddos as well. My family is a huge fan of breakfast, so I decided to create a 4th of July Breakfast Celebration that was budget friendly, easy to re-create, and fun for everyone to enjoy. We love eating breakfast out on our deck, so I decided that would be the perfect place to set up our celebration.

My Red, White, and {Polka Dotted} Blue Breakfast table was created using items that I already had at home (small blue-rimmed plates, white milk glasses, red ribbon, red and white striped napkins, blue polka dotted fabric, a white and blue striped pitcher) and some inexpensive extras (white and blue striped straws, marching children cupcake wrappers, fun candles). Then I dressed up some of my kiddos favorite breakfast foods with a little red, white, and blue flair to turn them into the stars of this patriotic breakfast party.

For the table, I used blue and white polka dot fabric that I already had (from my son’s pirate themed party last fall) to make placemats and beverage towels. I used small canning jars dressed up with star wire garland (bought at my local craft store for $1.49) for vases at each place setting and used freshly cut  hydrangeas from my garden to dress up the table.

Breakfast featured homemade blueberry muffins with a dollop ofwhipped cream on top, cinnamon buns sprinkled with red, white, and blue, a patriotic fruit and yogurt parfait, mini waffles, and fresh fruit. I added candles to the muffins and cinnamon buns for a little something “extra” that reflected the spirit of the 4th!


I made kid-friendly “sparklers” for the kids to play with using a wooden dial-rod, ribbon, and some red, white, and blue star wire garland.  A tutorial for the sparklers can be found here.

I also used a decorative metal flag as a photo backdrop at the celebration.

Sarah! Thank you for sharing your party with us and getting us excited for the upcoming holiday!
Vendor Information:
– Tablescape, baked goods, DIY Sparkers – Sheek Shindigs
– Cupcake wrappers, candles, and wooden cutlery – Sheek Shindigs Party Shop

June 29, 2011

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  1. emma says:

    this is adorable! i love the silhoutte cupcake liners!

  2. Sarah says:

    Thank you for the feature!

  3. Looks great Sarah! And your kids are extra cute too!

  4. Angie says:

    Love everything about this party and all the great things for July 4th

  5. Chris says:

    Sure did enjoy reading about all of this !! Loved everything about it….so festive for the 4th !!!

  6. renee unsworth says:

    I LOVE the breakfast party idea! Thanks for the kid-friendly sparkler idea as well. I’m going to incorporate those into our barbecue for the kids goody buckets! … and that metal flag photo backdrop is precious. Can I find out where that is from?

  7. Kara says:

    Oh my goodness, this is just gorgeous! Every detail is perfect, and the food looks heavenly. Totally love it!

  8. Lisa says:

    This party is beautiful! It’s so festive and looks like a great way to start the holiday!

  9. dina crowell says:

    I have done a party with Sarah ( I do cakes) and she is fabulous. Very creative and very organized. GO SARAH!

  10. I love this! Thanks for sharing Sarah!

  11. Sarah says:

    Thank you for all of the kind remarks. The metal flag was purchased several years ago from Eddie Bauer Home.

  12. Mindy says:

    adorable last picture!

  13. Kit says:

    What a lovely table! And even better that you used items you mostly had at home or in your garden!

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