Entertaining Ideas

Party In The USA

Looking to add some patriotism to your next party? Cue the fireworks and set a red, white, and blue table for all kinds of summer fun. Whether it’s Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Labor Day, or even a big sporting event, these tried-and-true hues practically do the work for you. Your challenge is to elevate the celebration with clever touches that make everyone want to enjoy more time around the table. After all—there’s nothing more American than good food and good fun with your favorite people! 



Think Red, White & NEW 

First things first, set a scene in the color scheme—but make it more interesting with unexpected details. For our table, we used a traditional red and white gingham tablecloth that’s reminiscent of outdoor picnics and cool summer nights. But for a fresh take, we paired the classic pattern with Blue Bay Melamine dinnerware. We love how this collection completes the colorful theme perfectly, while adding an eclectic element. Then, for a cowboy-borrowed finishing touch (and an extra dash of blue), we wrapped Gladstone place settings in navy bandanas tied with twine. 


Offer Revolutionary Refreshments

Make sure your guests have something to sip on while they socialize. For the beer enthusiasts on your invite list, serve them in style with the Tuscany Classics assorted beer glass set. Its Weizen glasses are perfect for American pilsners, and the goblets are well suited to heartier craft ales. Alternatively, for anyone with a sweet tooth, use the goblets for sangria sampling. (We added sliced and chilled fruit stars to our brew, and we recommend you do too!) 


Include On-Theme Centerpieces 

Fly those iconic, USA colors with pride! At the center of your table, place American flags in Blue Bay Melamine tumblers. Not only will they sway in the breeze, adding movement to your tablescape, we suspect they’ll keep the little ones entertained too. Hand them out so they can wave them whenever they wish!  


Serve Patriotic Treats 

Reach for the stars! Create an homage to your home country by crafting cheese stars with a small knife and pairing them with other charcuterie classics. Serve layers and layers of sweet, savory, or salty snacks on our Blue Bay Melamine tray to keep your partygoers content and the mood casual. For the party’s finishing piece, an American-inspired pie is an instant all-star that adds flavor and personality to any occasion. Simply create stars from excess dough and serve on our Blue Bay cake stand to coordinate the blue-hued look.