Tablescape: Flag Day Fun Tablesetting

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Because I love patriotic colors and decorations. I love to celebrate Flag Day on June 14 to honor our national symbol. This year because some many more families are eating dinner together during the lockdown, this is the perfect time to educate your family about the history and symbolism of Old Glory. Create a Flag Day fun tablesetting and teach your family more about our American heritage.Before you begin decorating, collect information to share about our flag–the internet is a good place to look. Not only do you want your family to know more about the flag’s history but also about the etiquette of using our flag. You might want to print out handouts with information with which to refer. You can also find coloring pages for the younger children. You can cover your dining table with a print or solid-color tablecloth or use a color-coordinated runner down the center of the table. You might also leave the table bare and use red, white and blue placemats. Here I used a blue and white print tablecloth as a base and red round straw placemats under the dinner plates. I used white china dinner plates and melamine flag design plates  on top of them for color and salads or desserts. I found these inexpensive plates at the Christmas Tree Shop several years ago, I have had so much fun using these plates! You could also use flag design paper plates.

I tied navy blue cotton napkins with large loose knots  and laid them to the side of the dinner plates. I used pewter flatware and clear glass drinking glasses. I inserted a small American flag  in each glass as a decoration and a favor.

I also used a star-shaped platter as a centerpiece for the table–you can use the platter as a vegetable  or fruit platter or for red, white and blue desserts. You could use smaller red or blue plastic star-shaped bowls for food items.

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