Family Friendly Outdoor 4th of July Party Ideas #KmartOutdoor #CBias

by Linette

The 4th of July is one of my favorite summer holidays for entertaining! We’ve had several big 4th of July parties in the past, especially when we were younger! We’re thinking about throwing a big 4th of July bash this year, so we need to spruce up our patio! When summer hits we’re ready for the outdoors. The Kmart Outdoor Living Catalog had quite a few patio sets I liked, so we decide to head out to our local Kmart store to check out their selection of outdoor decor. You can click on the image to check out everything they have available!

We were pleasantly surprised by their nice selection of outdoor furniture. My son and my husband eventually settled into this bar patio set. It was on sale for $319, and under our $400 budget, a big plus! It’s part of the Dawson Collection by Jaclyn Smith Today. I love Jaclyn Smith! The best part is there are other pieces we can add on later, and other patio sets to match.

We also picked up some 4th of  July party decorations and a few other items while we were there. I was really impressed with the customer service, and how quickly they had our new bar set to the front of the store and loaded in the truck! I even received a $5 gift card by using my Shop Your Way Rewards Card. You can check out our entire shopping experience here: Kmart Patio Furniture Shop.

I wanted to test out the new patio furniture, and some of my 4th of July red white and blue food ideas, so I took advantage of Father’s Day to have a small party with the family.

My husband set up the patio furniture while I did some cooking. The bar and the chairs were fairly easy to assemble. I was doubting our choice when we got home, then my husband got it put together, and I remembered all of the reasons why we loved it in the store. Check out all the room and shelves behind the bar.

They would be perfect to hold a cooler of ice, some soft drinks, chips, adult beverages, or even extra plates and silverware for your party. There’s also a hole for an umbrella if you need to add a little shade. I think this bar set is just perfect for summer entertaining!

I went ahead and set up the 4th of July decorations so I could see how they’d look. If you’re looking for 4th of July party decor, I really like this flag bow, and these flag twirlers. I made a star garland from scrapbook paper and raffia.

We were ready for a party! Everyone seemed to navigate to the bar set. It was the center attention and they were all checking it out. Of course it might have been because there were munchies on there, and everyone loves munchies!

My brother in law took charge of the grill, and cooked us up some hot dogs and burgers. He added some special seasoning to the burgers.

Later I got out all the 4th of July red white and blue desserts and set them up on the patio set. It makes a wonderful dessert bar!

Here are my red white and blue dessert ideas:

  • 4th of July cupcakes with red and blue stars, and wraps.
  • Mini fruit kabobs with strawberries, blueberries and angel food cake
  • Festive red white and blue Jello cups
  • My mother in law did a great job with the watermelon, check out those scalloped edges!
  • My sister in law made a patriotic platter of red and blue fruit.

I think they were all a big hit! I don’t think I’ll need to make any changes for our 4th of July party!

Everyone had a great time, especially the kids! My niece took up residence behind the bar and served up soft drinks, and even got a couple tips!

I think our 4th of July test party went really well and all of my ideas worked out! We’ve got corn hole, some backyard baseball and swimming on the agenda for our 4th of July activities.

Are you planning to do some 4th of July entertaining? I hope some of these ideas help you plan! If you need to spruce up your patio, check out these great deals in this week’s Kmart circular:

  • 50% off a beautiful Jaclyn Smith 7-pc dining set
  • Save $70 on a Kenmore 4-burner gas grill with side burner
  • 30% off all patio cushions and umbrellas
  • Shop Your Way Rewards w/a member price of $199.99 on a brand new Kenmore patio grill

You can find all the weekly deals at the Kmart Weekly Deals website, and find more information on their outdoor furniture selection at the Kmart website. We need an umbrella, I may have to slip in and buy it this week while they’re on sale!

Here are a few more links if you’re looking for more information or want to follow them on social media:

I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Kmart #CBias #SocialFabric.” All opinions are my own.

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Jeannette June 18, 2012 - 9:11 pm

It looks like an amazing time and I’m so jealous of your porch! All I can say is I want an invite to a party like that! Great job!

Tonia @The Gunny Sack June 19, 2012 - 1:37 am

How fun! This makes me super excited for the 4th of July. You new patio set looks great!!

Holly June 19, 2012 - 9:51 am

Love your new patio furniture, and your decorations and snacks look absolutely phenomenal! You did such a great job with everything.

Isabella Grey June 19, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Looks like it was a blast! I love the food you have out, very festive and fresh looking.

Sandy Jenney - Organize with Sandy June 19, 2012 - 4:03 pm

Love that bar set! Your desserts look wonderful too! It puts me in the mood for red, white & blue! lol

Leslie Pleasants June 19, 2012 - 4:37 pm

My husband would love that bar table and chairs. 🙂 He thinks he always has to be standing up. Difference is that he is standing and dong nothing where I am standing and trying to be the best hostess. 🙂 lol

mel June 19, 2012 - 6:27 pm

Wow! What an amazing job! I love your patio furniture and decorations. Great job- you are all ready for your party!

mel June 19, 2012 - 10:11 pm

Your new set looks fantastic. I love it!!! You are going to have one awesome July 4th party!

Angela June 21, 2012 - 11:04 am

I love your choices for this and the food looks amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mickey Coutts June 21, 2012 - 8:54 pm

Great party! I love your choice of patio sets. 🙂

I’ll have to try those dessert-kabobs!

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