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A Patriotic Birthday Bash With Lots of Fourth of July Inspiration!

Jun 30 2012 - 5:43am

For Susie Salinas, the Fourth of July [1] is more than just a national holiday. It's also her daughter's birthday, and last year, it marked her husband's return from a six-month deployment with the Navy. Susie celebrated the trifecta of American awesomeness with tons of amazing red, white, and blue eats and decor, star-shaped sandwiches, patriotic pinwheels, cool Anders Ruff printables [2], and so much more. Keep clicking to check out all the details and get inspired for your own Fourth of July bash!

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Dessert Table

"The dessert table was my labor of love," Susie says. "The pinwheel cookies were my absolute favorite. My friend Sunny Spencer made them as Janie's birthday present and I stuck them in Styrofoam that I covered with red wrapping paper and ribbon. I made the cupcakes and layered Janie's cake to be red, white, and blue."

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Decor

"For the decor, I lined our walkway with American flags and great big pinwheels that I purchased at Big Lots," Susie says. "We had lots of patriotic bunting and flags around our yard."

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Happy Birthday!

"Right inside the door, I hung patriotic pennant flags that I found in the dollar bin at Target and put white letters on it that said, 'Happy Birthday Janie,'" Susie says. "I also used one set of flags to display the 12 months of photos I had taken of Janie each month over the past year. Above the flags, I hung patriotic folding fans that I purchased at Party City."

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Eat!

Red, white, and blue tablecloths, pinwheels, containers, and signage decorated the table.

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Fresh Fruit

Fruit got the patriotic treatment!

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Sandwiches

Star-shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches pleased kid guests.

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Cupcakes

Red, white, and blue cupcakes and cake helped celebrate baby Jane's first birthday.

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Gifts and Cookies

Stars were everywhere at the party, including on gift bags and cookies.

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Drinks

"For drinks, I bought vintage sodas from Cost Plus World Market [12], and both the kids and adults loved drinking strawberry soda from a glass bottle," Susie says. "I also filled drink dispensers that I bought from Walmart with red Kool-Aid ('Rocket’s Red Glare'), water ('Old Faithful'), and blue Kool-Aid ('True Blue Juice')."

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Festive Bling

"As guests entered, they adorned themselves with some festive bling: patriotic sunglasses, necklaces, and hats," Susie says. "Since we had many friends from different circles, I had everyone put on a name tag that I made using Avery labels. The adult labels said, 'I'm very friendly and would love to meet you. My name is…' And the kids' labels said, 'Hi! Do you want to play with me? My name is…'"

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Favor Table

Pinwheel cookies; red, white, and blue candies; and striped bags made for a patriotic favor table.

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Favor Table

A closer look at the pinwheel cookies and favor bags.

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Yogurt-Covered Raisins

"I spray-painted the lids of baby food jars, put on a circle printable from the Anders Ruff collection [17], and filled them with yogurt-covered raisins," Susie says.

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Mason Jars

Susie put mini berry pies in mason jars for guests to take home.

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Birthday Girl

Jane celebrated her first birthday with a red, white, and very blue cake!

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