Atlanta is a very patriotic town, and the July 4th holiday is the highlight of the summer season. If you’re trying to plan the perfect party, you’ll need to decorate your home appropriately. Check out our favorite stores, listed below, for finding your red, white and blue accessories. Don’t forget the sparklers!
Richards Variety Store
2347 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30305
Whether you want a full-power bubble machine or a simple patriotic streamer, Richards Variety Store in Buckhead is a great first stop. Of course, it has American flags on hand, as well as a wide variety of glowing jewelry to wear while watching fireworks. Ambitious partiers can even purchase a kit to learn how to make your own balloon animals. Passive partiers may simply prefer the patriotic pinwheels as their accessories.
Army Surplus Sales Inc.
342 Peachtree St. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30308
If you’re in search of more authentic patriotic gear, consider checking out the Army Surplus Sales store in Midtown Atlanta. This inexpensive store has both new and used items, and it’s a great place to pick up a flag or two. It’s also a bit of an adventure, as you never know what you’ll find with the rapidly changing inventory of the store. You’re bound to find a few red, white and blue items to accessorize the holiday.
Hill Street Warehouse
1345 Collier Road
Atlanta, GA 30318
Hill Street Warehouse is a giant conglomerate of everything you could want to decorate your home. It is likely to have something fantastic to help you create the perfect July 4th party decor. The inventory is frequently updated, so it’s worth visiting the store often to find the treasures you need. Best of all, it is run by Atlanta locals!
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1142 Euclid Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30307
Of course, you’ll need something to wear to your July 4th extravaganza, and nothing makes a woman feel prettier than a flirty summer dress. Consider checking out a boutique like Rene Rene in Little Five Points to help you find the perfect ensemble for the big day. Lena Dunham has brought back the shorts onepiece outfits popular in the 1970s, and so that’s another option. Work some patriotic colors into your look and you’ll be dressed to impress.
Hand in Pocket
1675 Cumberland Parkway S.E., Suite 405
Smyrna, GA 30080
Hand in Pocket is another great clothing boutique that can help you prepare for your July 4th party. This store is known as a denim boutique, so it’s perfect for finding something that is casual but stylish. You will also find a variety of accessories to complete your look. The style here is not too flashy, making it an ideal place to find something comfortable and low key.
Keely Herrick is a freelance writer. Her work can be found on Examiner.com. “