Friday, July 1, 2011

A Red, White, & Blue Polka Dotted Breakfast Celebration

I am excited to finally be able to share the 4th of July Breakfast Celebration that I created to inspire you for the upcoming holiday. I wanted to create something that was patriotic, fun, budget friendly, and easy to re-create. Since breakfast is a favorite in our house, I decided to design a 4th of July Breakfast Celebration. After all, what better way to start your July 4th celebrations than with a fun and patriotic breakfast with your family!

I created this Red, White, and Blue Polka Dotted Breakfast table by 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, gumballs). Then I dressed up some of my kids favorite breakfast foods with a little red, white, and blue flair to turn them into the stars of this patriotic breakfast party.

To liven-up our outdoor table, I used blue and white polka dot fabric that I already had (from my son’s pirate themed party last fall) to make place mats and beverage towels. For a fun table centerpiece, I filled a glass apothecary jar with red, white, and blue gumballs. So inexpensive and super easy! 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.

The breakfast menu featured homemade blueberry muffins with a dollop of whipped 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!

My two youngest are still not ready to handle the traditional 4th of July sparklers so I created these kid-friendly "sparklers" for the kids to play with and enjoy. They are extremely easy to re-create and very budget friendly. Wouldn't they be cute as party favors?! Check out the DIY tutorial, here.

And lastly, I set up a decorative metal flag that we already had in our home to serve as a photo backdrop for the celebration. You could re-create this by using an actual American flag or by simply providing small flags for your guests to hold while they have their photo taken. My two youngest cuties thought that this part was so much fun and I will cherish this photo for many years to come.

Feeling inspired to create your own July 4th shindig now? I hope so!

A special thank you to Kerri Gibbs of With Love Photography and Design for taking all of the amazing photos! Kerri was great to work with and made this celebration set-up really shine. Thank you, Kerri!

Vendor Information:

- Design, set-up, tablescape, baked goods, DIY Sparklers - Sheek Shindigs
- Cupcake wrappers, candles, and wooden cutlery – Sheek Shindigs Party Shop


  1. Wow! This is so great! ;) Amazing!

  2. Such a CUTE breakfast! Thanks so much for creating and sharing!

  3. This is sooo cute! I love the idea of a celebration breakfast on the deck! I'm planning one for tomorrow. Thanks for sharing these great ideas!

  4. Love this!! you did awesome!! so many cute details! ~nancy~

  5. Super festive! Hope you have a happy 4th! Your kiddos are adorable btw. Visiting from drop by for a visit or to link up anytime. Theresa