A Retro 4th of July

retro truck 4th of july
retro truck 4th of july

Old Trucks & Good Times

Abigail, the 1958 Chevy Apache, was the inspiration behind this retro 4th of July party. With new rims and a custom display table in the trunk, we loaded her up with sweets, beverages, and balloons and placed her in front of the stunning Villa Amore Estate.

Patriotic cakes, cupcakes, macarons, and a candy charcuterie tray left even the biggest sweet tooth satisfied. I threw in some Cracker Jacks, USA flags and sparklers too for good measure. It was Independence Day after all!

Did you spot the mini Abigail truck I found at Hobby Lobby? When I saw it I just had to get it. Even the drinks were color coordinated to our color palette, and kept cool with custom koozies. Balloons overflowed out of the trunk down to the ground, adding a festive pop of color.

Activities & Tablescapes

With all that sugar comes energy!! This bounce house and ball pit were the perfect solution. We added a fun fringe and balloon garland to it, and kept a few loose balloons to play around with.

Over at the kids table, I created custom placemats in a retro checkerboard print. We placed the party favors on the red star plates which popped against the navy linens. The favors were popsicle shaped and filled with patriotic dough and sensory pieces to play with. The centerpiece was filled with fresh florals in red, white and pale blues.

Next to the kids table, we set up some high top tables for the adults with casual yet elegant place settings. We added flowers in a soda fountain glass complete with straw as a playful, retro centerpiece.

We All Scream For Ice Cream

When a new, homemade ice cream shop opens up you definitely invite them to the party! Let’s Chill Ice Cream brought flavors that were red, white, and blue along with all the fixings. This Independence Day party was one for the books! How are you spending your 4th of July this year? Let me know in a comment below!

4th of july retro truck

Special thanks to Charmed Photography (@charmedphotography_barby) for the amazing pictures!

Rachel from Celebrate You Events (IG: @celebrate.you.events) – Event design, vendor management, party styling
Krista from The Tale of Abigail (@thetaleofabigail) – Vintage truck rental
Ivonne from Cupcake FactorYum! (@cupcakefactoryum) – Cake, cupcakes & macarons
Cristina & Ricardo from Let’s Chill Homemade Ice Cream (@letschill_icecream) – Homemade ice cream
Caitlin, KJ & Kim from Tis the Season Favors (@tistheseasonfavors) – Popsicle sensory favors, Koozies
Kelly from Lilli’s La Vie en Rose (@lillis_lavieenrose) – Floral
Jackie from Cutie Candy Company (@cutiecandycompany) – Candy charcuterie board
Dylan from Kind of a Big Dyl (kindofabigdyl_) – Balloons
Melanie from Elegant Bounce (@elegantbounce_) – Bounce house & ball pit
Irene from Villa Amore (@villaamoreestate) – Venue rental
Heather from Atlas Event Rental (@atlaseventrental) – Furniture & tabletop rental

One thought on “A Retro 4th of July

  1. Rachel, this is an amazing setup for the 4th of July. I can only imagine all the work and time it took to setup for the 4th. I would want to leave it up for the entire summer since it looks so inviting and of course they are my favorite colors as well.
    Yes, I did see your mii white truck on the display table. It’s a must have, I agree with you. It would have certainly worked for name plate especially for kids as well.
    Good luck in all of your design ventures.
    Thanks again for sharing. I love viewing all of your creations.
    Happy 4th of July,
    Diane (from Tacoma, WA)

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