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Ways to Celebrate Bastille Day in the USA

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In France, people celebrate Bastille Day on July 14. The holiday commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris on July 14, 1789. This event marked the start of the French Revolution.

If you can’t throw a party on the 4th of July, Bastille Day offers a great “second chance” day for celebrating historical events that led to the birth of freedom and democracy. Here are some Bastille Day party ideas for American celebrants.

Decorating for Your Bastille Day Partybastille day pinic spread with wine break cheese grapes

Believe it or not, you can get incredible Bastille Day party decorations at most American party stores. For example, many party stores sell fleur de lis patterned mylars. Most also have an international section—many people like to create themes inspired by various countries. You can find flags, backdrops of French landmarks, French flag confetti, French-themed plates and napkins, and more.

Balloon Bouquet Ideas for Bastille Day

Another option would be to create a balloon bouquet in the colors of the French flag. Theirs is red, white, and blue as well. Create bouquets and place them at strategic locations. Choose copper, silver, gold, and black if you want a more elegant atmosphere. Or chrome balloons! You can even use clear latex balloons filled with helium and shiny confetti, which makes a great touch for an evening party that offers an excellent opportunity for photo opportunities and social media sharing.

Setting the Tone for Your Bastille Day Party

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You can make your party a casual picnic or a festive, formal evening affair. You’ve got many options!

For example, you can take advantage of fancy party plates and napkins designed to deliver an iridescent look. Or choose opalescent plate ware in rose gold, gold, silver, pink, or marble.

You can play with light too. For example, consider using tapered candles to decorate the table or add LED tea lights and tapers.

Launch Your Bastille Day Party Today

Bastille Day is just one example of how you can connect with family members and friends almost any time of the year by borrowing an occasion from another country. With some creativity, you can take them on a trip around the world without ever leaving your living room!

Here at Paper Plus we have an extensive international section full of party goods that you can use to deck out your next bash. Stop by and check out our inventory! 

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