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Patriotic Picnic Ideas & How to Decorate

Here are some Patriotic Picnic Ideas for a Rainy Day which include how to decorate your porch or indoor space!

Don’t you just love a picnic?

When the best-laid plans get interrupted by a rainy day, you can still create a fun atmosphere by having your picnic on your porch.

When I was packing up, the sky opened and suddenly everything was drenched. To not be outdone, I brought the picnic inside onto the porch.

It’s actually nice to listen to the rain while enjoying a glass of wine and a snack.

Rainy Day outside so bring your picnic ideas to your porch

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Today I’m joining a talented group of friends for a Patriotic Decor Blog Hop hosted by Pasha from Pasha is Home.

You are going to see so much inspiration for the Memorial Day Weekend and Fourth of July.

If you are joining me from Pasha is Home, welcome to The Ponds Farmhouse and all my adventures.

What are some ways to decorate for a patriotic picnic?

First, it’s all about the colors!

As you pack up your basket, be sure to include any red, white or blue tea towels or napkins.

In addition, add quilts, blankets and pillows that include the patriotic colors.

Use red white and blue decor to make a festive feel

Ideas for Patriotic Florals

Don’t you just love having flowers in your basket?

Adding either real or faux florals in red or white is a great way to give the picnic a fun patriotic feel.

There’s always room for the white blooms and a flag in our vintage basket.

Pack your vintage picnic basket with white florals and a flag

Blankets and Quilts with a Patriotic Vibe

For today’s impromptu porch picnic, I used this blue and white quilt on the coffee table.

You may remember seeing the quilt on this pool dinner table from last summer.

To give the quilt a more patriotic feel, I just turned it to the other side.

Use throw blankets, quilts and patriotic pillows to decorate for your picnic

In addition, add some throw pillow to make the seating more comfortable and this flag pillow is a perfect choice.

What to pack for fun patriotic picnic ideas.

Any additional pillows or throw blankets that are any combination of red, white or blue will work perfectly for this picnic idea.

Use the sofa filled with picnic basket as part of the decorations

What should you pack in your picnic basket?

This will depend on if your picnic is a meal or snack.

Today’s basket is filled with wine and snacks and since it’s on the porch, all the necessary supplies are within walking distance.

However, you do need to remember few more supplies if your location is a distance away.

So here are some things to always pack in addition to your food and beverage.

  • Bottled Water
  • Napkins and/or wet wipes
  • Cork Screw
  • Plates
  • Cutlery
  • Trash Bags
  • Bug Spray

See what to pack in your basket

What are some more Decor Picnic Ideas for a Patriotic porch?

Since the party moved to the porch, I couldn’t resist adding more florals to add to the red, white and blue theme.

This old ice cream churn is filled with red tulips and adds to the festive feel on the coffee table. The ice creme churn was a trash day find and I shared how to add florals to the trash to treasure piece here.

Ice Creme Churn turned floral arrangement.

Another picnic idea is to use the vintage basket as part of the decor.

You can see how I placed the basket on the sofa filled with a flag and the white flowers.

Patriotic Picnic Ideas

In addition, the basket serves as storage for the food until needed. The coffee table is small and doesn’t allow for all the food to be served at once.

How to decorate for a patriotic picnic if it rains.

Planning a picnic makes any occasion seem special. I hope you enjoyed these Patriotic Picnic Ideas and that you’ll be inspired to plan your own this summer.

Rainy Day Patriotic Picnic Ideas

Now it’s time for more Patriotic Decor ideas and up next is Kim from Cottage in the Mitten with her Patriotic Tablescape.

Be sure to click on each link below to follow along on the the Patriotic Decor Blog Hop.

More Patriotic Decor Ideas from 8 Talented Bloggers

Simple Vintage Americana Porch Table Ideas // Dabbling & Decorating

How to Make Simple Patriotic Wall Decor // Robyn’s French Nest

No Sew Patriotic Scrap Flags // Tater Tots & Jello

Simple Ideas to Decorate with Red, White, and Blue // Simply 2 Moms

How to Make a Festive Patriotic Front Porch // Pasha is Home

Patriotic Picnic Ideas & How To Decorate // The Pond’s Farmhouse

How To Create An Easy Patriotic Tablescape // Cottage in the Mitten

Summer Sunroom Dining // White Arrows Home


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Friday 10th of May 2024

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Saturday 11th of May 2024

Kim, Thank you for sharing my table.

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Tuesday 31st of May 2022

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Tuesday 31st of May 2022

Thanks so much!

Kristy Mastrandonas

Tuesday 31st of May 2022

I absolutely love your porch, Rachel, and your pretty patriotic picnic idea! So many pretty details and tips!


Tuesday 31st of May 2022

Thanks so much, I appreciate your comments!

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Friday 27th of May 2022

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Friday 27th of May 2022

Thanks for sharing.


Thursday 26th of May 2022

Rachel I love love love all your ideas! I always SAY I want to do a summer picnic, but this might actually help me make it happen!

I enjoyed doing this blog hop with you!


Friday 27th of May 2022

Robyn, It's so much fun. Let me know if you do one.