Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Everything You Need for a Red, White & BOOM Cookout!

Ready to celebrate Independence Day in style? With a quick stop at a nearby Goodwill Thrift Store, you can add a unique ““ and affordable ““ touch to your Fourth of July cookout decorations. Here are some ideas for thrifted items you can use:

Red, White, and Blue Clothing: Your Independence Day celebrations aren’t complete without a patriotic outfit! Shop at Goodwill first for clothing and accessories in red, white, and blue hues.  

Vintage Tablecloths: While you’re at Goodwill, browse for red, white, or blue tablecloths to create a patriotic ambiance.

Glass jars from Goodwill
Red plate from Ohio Valley Goodwill
Red plate from Ohio Valley Goodwill

Mason Jars: These versatile glass jars can be used in various ways. Fill them with small American flags or fill them with red, white, and blue candles, marbles, or even candy!

Patriotic Banners and Bunting: Look for fabric banners or bunting in red, white, and blue colors. These can be hung along fences, railings, or on the porch for a festive touch.

Antique Glassware: Search for vintage glasses, pitchers, or beverage dispensers to serve refreshing drinks. Opt for red or blue glassware to add a patriotic flair.

Basket from Goodwill Cincinnati
Basket from Goodwill Cincinnati

Wicker Baskets: Use thrifted wicker baskets to hold utensils, napkins, or condiments. You can also fill them with flowers or small flags as centerpieces.

Americana-Themed Artwork: Look for paintings or prints with patriotic themes like American flags, eagles, or historical landmarks. Hang them on the walls or create a small gallery for a patriotic touch.

USA Liberty Flask from Goodwill

Vintage Tin Cans: Repurpose tin cans by painting them with red, white, and blue colors. Use them as utensil holders or plant small flowers in them to create charming centerpieces.

Picnic Accessories: Look for retro or modern picnic blankets, coolers, or thermoses. These can add a nostalgic touch to your outdoor gathering.

Outdoor Games: Keep your guests entertained with classic outdoor games like mini-golf, cornhole, croquet, badminton, or horseshoes. Thrifted sets add a vintage vibe to your cookout.

Remember, when you visit multiple Goodwill stores and make frequent shopping trips, you’re bound to find a wide range of patriotic options. With some creativity, you can transform items into charming, patriotic decorations for your Fourth of July cookout.

At the same time, your Goodwill purchases make it possible for us to job skills training and other life-changing services to individuals with disabilities and others facing barriers to employment. Our programs help people in our community find fulfillment and vocational success.

Find your nearest Ohio Valley Goodwill thrift store and start shopping! We’re thankful for your support this Fourth of July!