Fourth of July is almost here, which is both awesome (the long weekend is just around the corner!) and super-stressful (you haven’t bought a single thing for your party yet). The first order of business? Head to Amazon to stock up on all the essentials in one Prime order: Flatware, plates, and a few cheeky backyard accessories come to mind. Since it is Independence Day and all, splashes of red, white, and blue are only fitting. Read on for nine on-theme party staples that can be yours in two days or less. 

Patriotic Grilling Tools

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Star-Spangled Spatula, Areaware ($21.25)
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It doesn’t get more festive than flipping burgers with a spatula carved into the American flag.

Cocktail Napkins With an Edge

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Abstract Scalloped Edge Paper Party Cocktail Napkins, Juval ($7.99)
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Colorful brushstrokes in an elevated bronze, white, and blue palette make these paper napkins anything but basic. 


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Glitzy Cutlery

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White and Gold Plastic Disposable Flatware Set, Sugar & Cloth ($9.99)
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Who said disposable flatware had to be disposable? Sugar & Cloth’s two-tone take on the staple is all kinds of sophisticated—we’d hand-wash these and use them again for an everyday dinner. 

Statement Serveware

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Milk White Glass Cake Stand, Mosser Glass ($35)
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Give the dessert table the upper hand with a trendy milk-glass stand to elevate your flag cake. 

Cheeky Pool Floats

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Giant Inflatable Pool Float Raft, FUNBOY ($58.64)
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A Fourth of July party isn’t complete without some fun in the sun, and these inflatable lips are the only way to go about it. 

Watercolored Plates

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Blue and Gold Watercolor Paper Plates, Harlow & Grey Malibu ($28.5)
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Inspired by the beaches of Malibu, this gold-foiled set gives the ordinary table a little extra something.


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Cocktail Shakers for Impromptu Margs

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Enamel Cocktail Shaker and Jigger Set, Foster & Rye ($11.99)
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Up your bar cart game with an aptly colored tool that’s outdoor friendly, to boot. 

Sustainable Straws

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Silver Biodegradable Paper Straws, Lush New York ($8.68)
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Crafted of 100 percent compostable paper, these eco-friendly straws feature a healthy dose of sparkle. 

Glassware That Goes Beyond the Holiday

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Hand Blown Recycled Glass Tumbler Glasses, NOVICA ($54.99)
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Embrace the colored-glass trend with an artisan-made set that you’ll use long after the barbecue is over. 

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