Quick & Easy Patriotic Party Cones
We’re sharing how to create a simple party favor with these quick and easy patriotic party cones!
A special shoutout and thank you to Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home for putting together this Patriotic Celebrations blog hop!
If you’re coming over from Kelly’s blog, The Tattered Pew, welcome, we’re happy to have you here.
Didn’t you love Kelly’s festive dessert idea? It’s such a pretty way to celebrate the season!
Summer Party Planning…
Summer is a great time to host family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers for seasonal parties and events.
You don’t have to go all out unless you want to.
Having a simple party favor for your guests goes a long way in helping to make your event a memorable one though.
With the 4th of July right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to put together these quick and easy patriotic party cones.
Here’s a look at everything you’ll need to create your own patriotic party cones…
Patriotic Party Cone Supplies:
- Party Cones (wicker or paper)
- Glue or Tape (double-sided or clear tape to secure the ends if you’re making paper cones)
- Paper Party Filler
- Patriotic Themed Treats
- Ribbon (optional)
- Tissue Paper (optional)
Patriotic Party Cone Steps:
I found these vintage-inspired party cones at a charity shop.
You don’t have to have wicker cones like this do this project though.
Honestly, you can do this same idea with paper cones, berry baskets, metal buckets, or even beach pails.
As you can see the wicker cones were originally pink.
I spray painted them white because I wanted to be able to use the cones throughout the year.
Obviously, if you’re using a paper cone or a different kind of container, you’ll skip this step.
If you’re making a patriotic party cone with paper, you’ll want to make sure the edges have been secured with double-sided tape or glue.
That way, the contents don’t fall out.
I used heavy white card stock to make these.
Most craft supply stores sell sturdy scrapbook paper with a patriotic theme like flags, stars, or stripes as well.
Once you have your wicker or paper cone assembled, add the paper party filler.
Depending on the size of your party cone, you might even have to stuff a bit of tissue paper in the bottom.
Next, add patriotic or party-themed treats.
We used glow-in-the-dark bracelets, sparklers, short stack glow fuze, flags, and of course, candy!
Keep in mind, that you need to make sure you’re placing age-appropriate treats into each patriotic party cone.
Children should never be left unattended around flammable items or where adult supervision is required.
Also, given the temps have been soaring around the country lately, check to see if there is a burn ban in place for your area. You might want to skip the flammables and sparklers altogether!
If your patriotic party cone is geared more towards your girlfriends, consider adding bead necklaces, nail polish, sunnies, a cute scarf, sunscreen, hand lotion, bath bombs, a cute makeup towel, monogrammed note cards, or even lottery tickets.
You can honestly fill them with whatever theme or color fits your celebration best. That’s why we love making these party cones so much!
Bonus, they literally take just a few minutes to make.
For example, it took me longer to drive to town to pick up all the supplies than it did to make these patriotic party cones!
I know this might seem like a small party detail.
But simple gestures like these patriotic party cones are not only quick and easy, they’re also a thoughtful way to let your guests know how much you care about them.
So, don’t be afraid to get creative at your next event!
Up next on the Patriotic Celebrations Blog Hop is my sweet friend, Lora from Lora Bloomquist Create and Ponder. You’ll LOVE the stars she made out of rulers!
Once you’re finished there be sure to check out what the rest of these fabulous ladies are up to…
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Tell us what parties you plan to host this summer! Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.
Gah! We love this idea, CoCo! Festive, fun and filled with everyone’s favorite treats. We might have to make one cone extra-large LOL. Thanks for sharing your great idea! Much love.
coco, what a fun idea for a party! Thank you for all the great ideas!
You are so welcome, Stacy! These could not be easier to put together and they’re always a big hit too. Hugs, CoCo
These are just the cutest. I love this idea and pinned for sure.
Thanks so much, Rachel, I really appreciate it! Hope your day is filled with all good things, CoCo
Oh my goodness, CoCo. These are so stinkin’ cute. I’d love to feature your party cones and share them with my readers on Sunday for my week in rewind post. I hope you have a safe and happy 4th!
That would be so sweet of you, Jen, thank you! I usually do a From the Front Porch post on Fridays and set aside your 5-Minute Centerpiece Idea. It was SO cute! I’ll share it next Friday if that’s ok with you. Those red geraniums get me every time 🙌 I’m all for anything that feels festive but is also quick and easy. Especially, during the summer! Big hugs and thank yous, CoCo
CoCo what a fun post! I think I will head over to the Dollar Store so I can create a few of these for my lovely neighbors. Thank you for a fabulous idea!
That is such a great idea, Laura! Our property and the properties around us are all gated. I never got to have the neighbor experience on the island so, it tickles me pink you’ll be able to share these with yours! Hope your summer season is a happy one, CoCo
What a cute idea, CoCo!! I love how simple this is and that the contents can be switched in and out depending on the ages. I would love to receive this is an adult !! 🙂 Amazing, my friend! Hope you have a great weekend!
Thank you bunches, Rachel! My parents always host a big bash for the 4th so it’s been fun coming up with quick and easy ways to celebrate and make guests feel special. I told our sweet rescue Piper I would make one for her next 😉 Big hugs, CoCo
These are adorable! I have a similar concept in mind to share next week. I’m making for my family! Pinned!
Patriotic Party Cone twinsies Cindy, I love it 🙌 These have been a big hit for us and I know they will be for you guys too! Hope you have so much fun celebrating, CoCo
CoCo, these are so darn cute. Just love the idea for the kiddos.
Thanks so much, Tammy! It was so much fun to look for all sorts of goodies to put into these party cones. Even places like dollar stores or the dollar spot at Target should have something. They’re super easy! Hugs, CoCo
Oh my goodness CoCo these are so fun! You have just sparked so many ideas for me to use. Completely brilliant my friend!
You are so sweet to say that, Michelle, thank you! It feels like my family is always running here and there around EVERY holiday season so quick and easy is totally our jam. Sending you lots of hugs sweet friend, CoCo
Hey CoCo! You’ve done it again! Came up with the cutest idea ever!! My neighbors go all out for the 4th and I was just thinking, I would like to put together some kind of a treat for them! Thanks for the inspiration!! Hope you and your family have a fabulous holiday! Blessings, Donna
I love it when neighbors go all out for the 4th, Donna! While I probably wouldn’t want to do it all the time, I definitely miss the camaraderie and conversation that comes with living in a neighborhood. Especially, when everyone gets along and looks after each other. There’s nothing like it! Big hugs and happy 4th, CoCo
These are so cute Coco, what a fun idea, especially for kiddos. Using a paper liner is a great idea. The white baskets are perfect for any season, just change out the cute paper liner. Pinned! Happy weekend!
Thank you, Debra! I’m so glad I spraypainted the cones white so I would be able to use them throughout the year. The littles are already asking if I can put treats in them for Halloween 😆 Hope you and your family have a fabulous 4th of July celebration. Hugs, CoCo
This is so much fun Coco! I’m so inspired for our 4th of July gathering that is coming up quickly! These will be a fun addition!
Thank you bunches, Kristin! I know you guys have lots of summer activities that revolve around family too so these are a great addition to any party or picnic. I swear they were crazy easy to make. Big hugs, CoCo
I’m totally doing this and my neighbors are going to love us!!! Gotta make sure not to choose anything that will melt. :0 Thanks for sharing it.
Oh, my word, speak to my heart, Cindy, I totally get you! I was trying to photograph our summer porch last week and it was 101 but felt like 110 because of the humidity. I had a cafe sandwich, fruits, and a field green salad on the plate and I swear the leaves wilted the instant I walked out the front door. Gah-summer in Florida and Texas are crazy. Thinking of you and your family and hoping all your animals are all ok. Big hugs, CoCo
What a fun idea! I would definitely make these if I were hosting a party with children. Love this festive party favor.
Thanks so much, Sarah, I really appreciate it. It definitely feels like Christmas came in July this year! Hope your celebration and holiday weekend are filled with all good things, CoCo
This is such a cute idea! Particularly if you have kids over for a cookout. I mean who doesn’t love glow in the dark bracelets???
Thank you for sharing. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
I know, Anna! It’s always fun to see people dressed up in red, white, and blue wearing glow-in-the-dark necklaces, bracelets, and flashy earrings. I swear I could people watch for hours at our celebrations. Hugs for a happy week, CoCo
CoCo these are the cutest patriotic cones I ever did see! I actually have a wicker one from May Day that I could transform like yours. My girls would love these. Happy summer and thanks for the inspiration!
I LOVED your May Day post, Kelly! That would be the perfect container to do something like this. They were super easy to put together and honestly, it feels like getting festive stocking stuffers in July. Hope you and your family have a fabulous 4th. Hugs, CoCo
These are just so fun CoCo! I need to go check the dollar spot at Target and see what I can find. Love this my friend!
Thank you, Kim! They were crazy easy to make. Target always has lots of fun goodies. I swear that store gets me every time. Sending you hugs and hoping you guys have a ton of fun at the parade. Hugs, CoCo
What a fun and festive idea. xo Laura
Thank you bunches, Laura, they were so much fun to make! Hope your summer is off to a great start, CoCo
These are so cute, and I love the extra special touch they give to a festive party:) Great idea!
I really appreciate it, Lora, thank you so much. I hope you and your family have the best 4th of July celebration! Hugs, CoCo
Oh how fun is this! I have pre-teen nieces and nephews that would just love these at our family Fourth of July get togethers! Although I would put the “snakes” in the cones (the little black pellet things you light that grow and coil around like a snake.) I know it’s odd but those are my weird and gross “fireworks” are my favorite!
Your cones are just adorable! Thanks for joining the hop and have a happy Fourth of July!
I totally forgot about those snakes, Amber! I used to play with those as a kid so I’m all kinds of excited to tell the littles about them now too. They will love them too! Thanks so much for putting this hop together and for including me. It’s always so much fun to see what you guys are up to. Big hugs, CoCo