Here's a 4th of July Party Idea for the whole family. It is packed with fun, games and lights! This summer holiday is a huge reason to gather the family and all of our friends together and here are some great Independence Day party foods, decorations, favors and games! It will easily adapt for Memorial Day or Labor Day Weekend.. a fun way to kick off or end your summer!
Invitations: There are so many cute ones online, some that cost and some that are free. Save postage and use a small flag that you deliver to the house with an invite tag attached! See how we used flowers for this DYI invitation idea here. Use your creativity and get them out early. One word of caution.. if you can't host it indoors make sure you have a RAIN DATE. Always ask for an RSVP, "regrets only" is tough to plan. If you are creative you can even name your event for the creation of an annual party!
Decorations: Our porch is draped with red, white and blue bunting. We have our flag proudly displayed. You can even decorate yourself with a fun DIY sunhat. Learn how to make a fun 4th of July hat here. We did them for our daughter's bridal shower for less than 3.00 a piece. You could even make one to decorate your front door! This is such a festive yet inexpensive 4th of July party idea.
Food: It couldn't be easier! Everyone brings something like an old fashioned picnic. We do the burgers, the beer, the soft drinks plus tons of water! For festive desserts, incorporate the red, white and blue theme with these easy 4th of July dessert recipes. I just love desserts that you can color theme.. they become part of your decorations! If you are having a 4th of July cook-out.. set up a grilling area and call it the "Patriot Pit".. read about how we used this idea for our family graduation celebrations! Our super hostess Courtney at the Gourmet Rooster shares this great idea for serving the always popular vegetable dip by making personalized sized portions. Look at how cute she decorated them! Check out her blog for more creative and easy 4th of July food ideas.
4th of July Party Games: These are a must for any July 4th celebration you plan. Here is a great assortment of 4th of July activities and games that will add so much fun to your festivities!
4th of July party favors In our state fireworks are illegal but we came up with our own way to "light up the night" for this 4th of July party idea with this Light Up Lei
These were so fun and so safe for the kids. All were adorned..even our Wheaton Terrier, Bailey! Last year I found flashing light up mugs and they were a huge hit. I bought a Lot of 24 of LED Light-Up Flashing Beer Mugs w/6 LEDs for under 3.00 a piece. While you can't see the chasing lights in these photos, by 9 pm our yard looked like an alien landing zone from a distance with all our guests "lit up"!
Free 4th of July Printable Bingo Game Here's a great back-up plan should thunderstorms arrive in the midst of your party! A fun round of bingo is a great diversion and here's everything you need to play
free 4th of July Bingo .. just print and play!
Ok.. it's almost midnight and we still have a full house.. the little ones running wild and the dad and bigger kids immersed in an intense bocce tournament. I am exhausted and send them all home but it has been a blast. I wave and call as all pull out of sight...
"Happy 4th of July to all and to all a Good Night!"