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Best Stores In Charlotte For Fourth Of July Paraphernalia

June 24, 2014 8:00 AM

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The Fourth of July is a day for all patriotic Americans to celebrate the freedoms which the Founding Fathers fought to defend back in the year 1776. From the nation’s capital to the most remote rural location, people are planning to view parades, attend concerts and see firework displays while they eat hot dogs and burgers and sip cool drinks to beat the heat. Without a doubt, one of the most popular ways to celebrate is right in the backyard with a cookout. Clouds of smoke will hover over many neighborhoods while home chefs display their grilling skills for hungry guests. Those looking for ways to dress or decorate with a holiday theme need look no further. This list of locally based establishments will answer most every need. From red, white and blue paper plates and napkins to custom designed outfits and collectibles, here is an enjoyable way to express national pride on the Fourth of July.

Personalize This, Personalize That: Custom Designs by Shiri
Charlotte, NC
(941) 524-5895

Custom Designs by Shiri started back in 2013 and a “Patriot Sale” is in effect until June 30. If you order your 4th of July party favors by then, you’ll get a 25-percent discount. Wonderful designs can be seen on her Facebook page. Everything you could possibly want personalized is available. Put your imprint on anything from banners to party favors to water bottles.

1408 East Blvd., Suite C
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 333-2229

A multitude of merchants offering exceptional home and personal adornment items awaits at BLACKLION. There are two other locations on Park Road and in Huntersville. Everything to decorate the home is available, but if special stars and bars tea towels or a red gurgle fish pitcher are what you desire, here is a great place to look. Fourth of July-inspired Radko collectible glass ornaments, made nearby in Gastonia, N.C. by Christopher Radko and company, can be found at BLACKLION.

Cutie Patootie Creations
Charlotte, NC
(704) 776-0738

Your little baby can be fashionably dressed in personalized splendor with designs from Cutie Patootie Creations. Does your one-year-old tiny tot have a birthday that coincides with the anniversary of our nation’s birth? Here is the place to order a personalized birthday tee shirt or body suit. Irresistible matching party invitations and decorations are available as well. There is a long list of other items that can be personalized.

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Anders and Ruff Custom Designs
Charlotte, NC

This Charlotte-based duo has wonderfully creative ideas. Shop directly at the website for your celebration. Founded in 2010, these ladies have designed 4th of July collections with traditional and nautical themes. One great feature is that their designs can be downloaded and printed. Get invitations designed and continue the theme with party logos for food displays. Use wrap designs on water bottles or glasses. Larger circle signs may be strung up to welcome guests, or placed anywhere you want to make an impression. Connect with this business through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or on their blog for fabulous party ideas.

Related: Make Your Own Patriotic Gear For July 4th

Jacquelin Celeste Peters has produced award winning radio programs at WPFW Pacifica-Washington. She is a Culture and Events Examiner in Charlotte, North Carolina, which she calls home. Her work can be found at


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