It’s SUMMATIME!!! And you know what that means – fun, get togethers, red white and blue, all the awesome things! As you’re planning out summer parties, I have a great Patriotic Party Tablescape idea for you, and it’s based around one of my most favorite candies ever, Skittles, yum. Because when one of your favorite candies comes in red white blue America Mix, it’s just begging to be used in a party tablescape! You know that I do a Red White Blue Blog Series every summer, so I am for sure weak for a patriotic theme.
I really love how everything came together – so cute! You’ll have to let me know if you have a favorite part of the tablescape.
I think the element that I love the most are these fun individual servings of skittles, in little Skittles Shooters – aren’t they so fun??
Let’s dive right into the details of the Patriotic Party Tablescape!
First up, you’ll need lots of Skittles! It is so perfect that the whole bag is filled with only red, white, and blue candies – party perfect 😉
Here’s a more detailed glimpse at the table sides:
Another favorite is the design-a-plate of Skittles activity – – like this:
There was a scoop to access Skittles:
And then Star cookie cutters to help design – simply fill place the cookie cutter on the plate, arrange Skittles as desired, then remove the cookie cutter. My kids really loved this!
The key to a great tablescape is lots of levels of items and decor. You’ll want to hang banners high behind your table and low on the front of the table. I had pom poms of various heights in jars filled with Skittles. The cupcake stand was tiered and added great levels.
To balance the other side of the table, I set up the Skittles Shooters on a cake stand to bring some height. To add color and facilitate scooping candies, I set the cake stand inside a flat galvanized bowl and filled that with candies – I really love how that part turned out.
I made the fun USA sign and you can find that tutorial on another post – it’s just some wood and paint and scrapbook paper, and it turned out really cute!
A great idea for any table centerpiece is the classic American flags. Fill vases with Skittles and push the flags in, that’s all there is to it.
I hope you’ve found love of great ideas to implement in all your Patriotic Parties this summer!