There are few things I like better than summer nights on our patio, especially when we have friends over to grill out. I normally use the console table under the covered corner to set up food and drinks so that everyone can just help themselves. To get ready for this summer, I teamed up with Kirkland’s to pull together a little patriotic spread using some red, white and blue serving pieces I found on their site.
I started by draping an extra piece of blue Ikat fabric over the console table and hung a flag I found at Goodwill. I used an old stool and an extra end table turned on its side to create layers and for extra surface space.
I’ve become the official guacamole maker in our house, so I ordered this bowl to serve it in:
For the hamburger toppings, I used this pretty cobalt blue tray :
I added some red gingham with these cute mason jar glasses and drink dispenser . The kids love drinking from these, and I’ve kept lemonade cold in the fridge ever since we got the big drinking jar.
These little blue baking dishes are my favorites. I love how the colors work with the blue and white dishes I already have, and they’re a great size for serving fruits, ice cream toppings, condiments, etc. The strawberry pie is in this pretty curvy pie plate.
And, here’s where I confess to not making the pie, in case you were wondering. (Local friends, See Jane Bake made this and it was so, so good!)
A few more of my favorites for setting up a patriotic party:
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Love the blue and white pillows!!
Would love this gift card to purchase items for my daughter’s 18th birthday/patriotic party!
Helena Dias says
Beautiful as always.
Emily Clark says
Thanks, Helena :)
Their outdoor cushions are great, and I love the string lights!
So pretty! You and Kirklands’s are a team!
Love the pillows!
Andrea Schuneman says
So inviting and I might have to copy all of your cute ideas! Love Kirkland’s too!
Elizabeth Beasley says
I love anything blue and white, but that bowl you ordered is perfect for so many different uses!
Christine McDonald says
I would love the blue cobalt tray. Thought hanging the flag over the table was a cute idea!
I love the little blue & white square dishes – so cute & so versatile!
Love that bowl! Everything looks lovely.
This looks super cute!! So many cute things I could get with that gift card!
Cute items! I think I’ll order a couple things for the summer :)
Love the red casserole dish..reasonably priced too!
Love it all! So very pretty and patriotic. Kirklands is one of my favorite stores. I love everything they have and would love to win $50. Thanks for the chance!
Love it – but then again everything you do looks GREAT!!!!!
Amamda S. says
I love the chips and dip bowl, we love guac at our house!
the cape on the corner says
loving the sunset plaza outdoor pillows. thanks.
I love that chip/dip bowl!
I love the red and white gingham cups – too fun for summer!
Beautiful choices for Summer.
Love it all! So pretty and patriotic.
MARY EGUIA says
Love the blue tray to put the burger toppings on! Thanks for the opportunity and love your blog!
I love how you decorated your patio! Everything looks beautiful.
I love the mason jar lights. They would be great to have on patio for summer.
Okay, I’m kind of dying for that Udder Madness accent chair. Crazy and fun!
Would love to get those mason jar glasses with lids.
The Mason Jar string lights are too cute! I love all your photos, thank you!
Karen T. says
Gorgeous! Every year we throw a HUGE 4th of July party–but it NEVER looks quite this pretty! Great job!
I love the lights!!
These are adorable!
So cute! I love the drink bucket and stand that you posted!
So pretty. Love the blue baking dishes!
Lovely little things. Id totally have more backyard getogethers if I had nice looking stuffs ;)
Alison F. says
I’d love to use this certificate to buy some ingredients to make a summer pie! Thanks for the giveaway!
I love it all! Red, white, and blue is one of my favorite color combos. I would love to come to your parties they are so pretty :) And just a note on the flag… http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/more/displayonly.htm
heather j says
I am excited to finally have a patio/deck this summer to eat on and entertain. You created such a pretty set up! I wouldn’t mind their metal rope wall mirror to hang outside.
Lisa Spence says
Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
Love their selection of mirrors!
Love this and LOVE Kirklands!
I love the dishes!
So many cute things! I love Kirkland’s
katie g says
Our deck is SO lacking in character. It has ugly furniture that was given to my husband before I got into the picture. It’s been at the bottom of the to do list, but with 3 babies 3 and under…..we will be spending all summer out there. Need to spruce it up :)
A very patriotic display. We had lemon and orange slices in water in our container for Memorial Day. Thank you for sharing your setup.
I honestly love everything you picked but I especially like the little blue baking dishes. I can see using them for so many different things!
Love the blue ikat fabric and the mason jars!
Mason jar lights are awesome!
Beautiful display pieces! I would love to own any of them!!
So many pretty things to choose from! I really love the Spice Medallion 3-pc. Queen Quilt Set – been looking to change up some things in my bedroom.
Love these serving pieces!
Love all those serving dishes, etc. I love using red, white and blue during the summer!! :)
Must have that tray! Everything looks great Emily!
Amanda Fender says
I love everything at Kirkland’s! My favorite right now is their topiaries!
Jaime Lopez says
I too am getting my patio all put together for summer grill outs. I love the patriotic theme you put together, along with the mason jar details. So fun and inviting!
Now I have to go look at those lights in person! Good thing there’s a Kirkland store right by my office!
I love their pretty mirrors (a mirror in each room is my one decorating rule)!
I love the chip and dip bowls!
Rebecca W says
That chip n dip bowl is genius!
Just lovely and so inviting…in a kind of kids can touch everything, not super fancy but put together way :)
Just a little thing…but I think your flag should be flipped with the stars to the left :)
Hope your summer is filled with many gatherings like this
Love the patriotic colors. Thanks for the chance to win the gift card.
Looks lovely, Emily!
I love the navy pillows in your post (here is a lumbar version):
Love the red, white and blue and can’t wait to incorporate some of these serving pieces and ideas into my next backyard get together!!
LOVE that pie dish! If I get it I will have to try making a pie again and try to perfect them. Fickle those pies are!
how can I pick 1 thing?! I wander around my local Kirklands for hours! great prices and options.
Reshma Sanjeev says
The blue and white pillows. Thanks for the giveaway.
I would love to get some more entertaining pieces! Looks like you have a great cookout set up.
SO puurdy! I love Americana/patriotic decor. And those mason jar lights?!?!?
Tracy Laverty says
Your party looks beautiful and festive. I love the ikat tablecloth and all the dishes. I’ve gotten pretty good at guacamole too- my favorite summer food!
I love the British Isle Ivory Round Gathering Table
You always do everything so beautiful!
Alicia D says
I think I’m in love with those little blue bowls!
Love the gingham-topped mason jar drink glasses and the coordinating lemonade dispenser! Versatile and festive!
nicole n. says
Kirklands is a hidden gem. They have some great stuff; thanks for showcasing some of it. Now I’ll need to have a 4th party so I can buy it all!
Susan M. says
A couple of the large Hyacinth baskets are calling my name! Thanks so much for the opportunity — my fingers are crossed!
Jennifer H says
I adore the red and white gingham cups! So cute for summer.
Abby Carpenter says
I’ve been wanting a blue serving tray! Love all the colors on your patio
love all of their mirrors!!
Christy B. says
Looks very beautiful!
Laura Walters says
Red, white and blue just never goes out of style! So Pretty!
LIsa L says
Love the garland!
Laura G says
This is so pretty! I want all of it ! Thank you for this giveaway
This black butterfly chair would look sweet in my garden! :)
Teresa Tate says
I love everything! Just cannot pick a favorite! Would love to win the card!
The red galvanized dispenser is fantastic!! I’m not really one for red, but in the Summer, I love it in my yard and when I have the family over for the 4th of July party. My MIL loves anything Americana too. I would love to hook her up with something fun!
andrea p says
i love the clear glass & rope vase! so pretty & nautical :)
Elyse Greenwell says
I love it all!! So festive and Summer-y but so chic!!
Lisa S says
Marissa C says
This is definitely getting me in the mood to grill! I wish my patio looked this good!
Those 4 little square bowls are delightful! Thanks for the chance to win.
Such an awesome giveaway! I love, need, want those mason jars!
Love Kirkland’s! I ordered the gray skirted bench after you posted it:)
I had no idea Kirklands had so many cute and reasonably priced items.. As always, you did a lovely job decorating! Thanks for chance to win :)
I too love those blue square bowls!!!
I love the small blue/white square bowls!
Stephanie Halliday says
I love all your decorating!! It looks lovely! It definitely feels like summer is here! : )
Kay Mc says
I love to go to Kirklands as they always have so many “needful” things. Anything red, white & blue warms my heart, so I really like the way you decorated.
Amy Wolff says
Love the mason jars…. and some serving pieces. I would love to have a neighborhood get together. We just bought our first house after living in an apartment for so long!
Stephanie Halliday says
My favorite item to date: Parker Ivory Wing Chair
Classic and pretty much perfect for any room in my home!
I love those mason jar stringed lights! Too cute! They would be perfect under our covered patio…and when our new pool is in!
Sam F says
Loving the Chevron Monogram doormat!
I love the blue ikat pillows!
Looks like the perfect Memorial Day spread!
Delia @songthatdoesntend says
I love the blue pillows :-)
Rebecca Musser says
I love that blue platter you featured!
I love Kirklands!! Hope I win!!
I love reading your blog. This post is so summery and fun. On another note, did you know that when you fly the flag vertical, it is actually suppose to be flipped around so the blue is in the other corner.:)
Emily Clark says
Yes, I know now. I’ve heard that 86 times today! :) It’s flipped now, but all the food is long gone so no photo shoot re-do. Ha!
Love the little square blue bowls. Your patio looks ready for summer…lovely.
Valerie C. says
I like the Bianca Medallion 16-pc. Dinner Set
Item #: 120960
I love the pillows. My porch needs some fun color!
Jennifer Mc says
I LOVE the cobalt platter you selected. Its gorgeous!
Sarah @ 702 Park Project says
LOVE Kirkland’s!! I’ve had my eye on the Betsy Cow canvas art print for a while now. It’s so unique!
this really is a beautiful spread. very inspiring to try for an upcoming get-together.
I love that Ivory Ceramic Chip and Dip Platter/Bowl!
Kathryn Jenkins says
I love the pie plate!
Great ideas. I love Home Goods.
Andrea Worley says
love that american flag art! you can always find some real treasures in Kirklands!
Sandy A says
I love the Savannah Wicker furniture–especially the rocker…and so much more for the home…
Love the set up! So cute!
Great giveaway…thanks for the chance to win!
Love the pie platter! Pick me! I never win anything :)
I had no idea Kirkland’s had so many things! ;)
Shannon H says
Love the patriotic serving tray!!
Sherri @ themacshome.blogspot.com says
I need that ivory chip and dip bowl! I need to make a trip to Kirklands!
I love the metal lanterns with LED candles!
I love, love your blue ikat fabric! Where is it from? Thanks for the contest.
Emily Clark says
I honestly don’t remember. I bought it more than a year ago from a remnant bin and just never used it.
Donna Kellogg says
I like Round Monogram K Wood and Metal Tray
Kristina A says
I love the taupe gatehill curtain panels. Love your outdoor patio set up!
Mary S. says
Love the chip and dip set! Moving to a new house and would love to have these to entertain for our 4 summer birthdays!
Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says
I love the flag canvas!
Summer Hogan says
I love Kirkland’s! We have one in Birkdale that I can walk to! Great giveaway, thanks!
I love the tray and cake stand. The mason strand lights are awesome. The red mason vases are so cute. What don’t I love!!!
Lynn Case says
I need new clear glassware and I saw several cute ones on the website!!
I love those pillows! And that drink dispenser is cute too!
Tina Matteson says
What a fun giveaway! I love Kirklands. Especially like those little ruffly containers!
I think that Fiona ottomans are perfect for a little nook that needs a little love!
Laura C. says
Love the Americana pennant!
I LOVE it all!! So pretty!!
Sandy Rinks says
I love the blue tray and the set of 4 square dishes. They are all on sale!
Jessie G. says
Love it all! I need to update my patio furniture for the summer. Getting the gift card would be awesome.
I LOVE the blue platter :) It is just perfect for the hamburger “add-ons.”
Beautiful table! I love the mason jar drinking glasses and the beautiful pie plate stand. Love!
Love the blue tray!
Great serving pieces! I like the idea that they can be used for many different occasions.
Candice S says
I love that chip and dip bowl! Mine is really shallow, so this would be great for more generous servings.
It doesn’t get any better than red,white, and blue! I”ll have a slice of that strawberry pie Yum!
Gloria K says
I’ve been shopping for a new bed. Love the Serena Khaki King Headboard!
Katlin E. says
I love the little blue bowls!
I would love to have the pedestal plate!
The lemonade pitcher is great. Perfect for big parties
Love the serverware!
The Parker chair!
The blue tray and baking dishes are my favorites!
I love the Santorini blue glass table lamp!
Great giveaway……loving any blue touches for the back deck.
Megan @ Our PInteresting Family says
Everything looks beautiful! I love their bronze and wicker beverage tub. :)
I need you to take me shopping at Goodwill! I love how you pulled it all together.
Love Americana decor! That red bistro chair is so unique, love it!
I love the cobalt serving tray!
Natalia Gardner says
I would love to get my hands on that cake stand and those mason jar lights. Too cute!!
Ginger Crook says
I love the red, white and blue theme! It’s beautiful!
Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles says
What a pretty and yummy-looking display!
Love this patriotic little station! Can you please share your guacamole recipe??? I am definitely heading to Kirkland’s to pick up the chip/dip dish! Its always a party staple and needs to look stylish too!!
Emily Clark says
Yes, I’ll put it together and share it in my Saturday post :)
What great ideas! I definitely need to replace my outdoor pillows. They’re sad and faded after a few years.
I could make good use of the blue and white pillows!
Love the colors of all the dishes in this post! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!
Amanda Ferreira says
Wow, all of those pieces look stylish yet classic. I think the gingham drinking jars are my favorite, though!
Makes me want to have a party!
So cute..I need that pie plate!
Michelle T. says
I love love love the blue platter, the flag, the pennant banner, the red gingham drinking set, JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING!!!
Angie Branton says
I love everything from Kirklands!!! Love the pillows!
Love the blue & white combo.
I love to Entertain my friends and family with all the fun colors, and fashionable picese Kirkland’s has to offer every season. Thanks !
Stephanie Jennings says
Love the little blue console (?) table! The dishes are great, too!!! :)
Such fun pieces…..love this time of year!
Beautiful. That gift card would help me finish my patio transformation!
Debbie Carr says
Love the flag tray!!!
Kelly T. says
Love it all, especially the blue!
Love, love, love the Stoneware Baking Dishes. All shapes and sizes :)
Elizabeth Turner says
the opal bloom lumbar pillows are just the print I need to go on my chairs! Everything looks so beautiful!
Cant wait to visit my kirklands :)
I’ve never gone inside a Kirklands store before, but I think I’m going to have to check it out the next time I’m nearby. Looks like they have lots of fun stuff!
Love all the different ways the mason jars are used!
love all the red, while and blue goodness…esp the mason jars and the cake plate!
So colorful, pretty and festive! Love it!
patricia c says
I love the red patio chair
Debbie Green says
One of my favorite places to shop!!
Krista W says
Always need entertaining pieces that are so practical!
Those dishes are adorable!
Hi! I would use this gift card for the mason jar lights to put on our deck or the ice stand for drinks. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I love Kirklands – esp. at Christmas time!
I like the Cream Linen Sargon Arm Chair!
susie king says
Savannah Brown Wicker Rocker is my favorite item at Kirkland’s.
Lisa H. says
I love the Ikat fabric and the drinking jar–it’s so quaint!
I love the galvanized drink bucket and stand. So cute!
Holly E says
I love the Black Cheval Armoire Mirror
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We don’t have a Kirklands so it was fun to look online! I would love the White Geometric Ceramic Outdoor Stool. Thanks for the fun giveaway!
I love the gingham mason jar drinking cups
angela s says
love the mason jar string lights and am always a fan of the ol red, white & blue! xo
allison alexander says
I love their pillows. Thanks so much for the opportunity! :)
I’m obsessed with the mason jar lights!
Absolutely love the turquoise hexagon 3 drawer chest!!
Too many choices! Love some the mirrors they have – now I just have to narrow it down to one for over my bed. I also like the serving platters and the trio of blue serving dishes you show in your blog.