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 scroll down and you will find great Independence Day party foods and desserts, 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! Scroll down and see all our ideas or go right to what you need.. summer holiday foods and desserts, games and activities, party favors and our ideas for summer vacation!
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.
Need a 4th of July centerpiece for your Independence Day party ... use any red, frosted white or blue mason jar and add correlating flowers and a flag.. best of all you can recycle the flag and mason jar for next year's party!
Yes, in our house everything needs to be decorated.. so the night before 4th of July we let the big kids go at it.. we had crepe paper, garland, ribbons, flags and more.. with that they went to work and the twins stroller was transformed into a rolling 4th of July float!
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. See how to make
these easy no bake 4th of July dessert recipes.
I just love desserts that you can color theme.. they become part of
your decorations! Below are some more!
Courtney at the Gourmet Rooster shares this great idea for serving the standard veggie platter by making personalized sized portions. Love the festive presentation! Look at these adorable firecrackers made from bananas.. what a clever 4th of July dessert idea brought to us from another great blog I Heart Naptime. One of our visitors sent us this healthy and festive Watermelon Pizza! Dress with blueberries and strawberries and garnish with shredded mozarella cheese for a red, white and blue themed dessert! These Independence day desserts are a great 4th of July party idea! Our friends over at Divine Dinner Party have some really great Fourth of July party menu ideas too!
Everyone loves a party with fun games and activities and 4th of July is no exception! Take a look at our whole array of 4th of July activities.. from cornhole to bocce ball to water bottle frisbee or a spin on beer pong using trash cans and a volleyball.. the big kids and little ones all love joining in the competitions. We even have you covered if it rains.. download our free printable Independence day Bingo! We even show you how to make prizes! See our fun July 4th party games.
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 fun glow in the dark favors!
These were so fun and so safe for the kids. All were adorned..even our
Wheaton Terrier, Bailey the year we did light up Hawaiian leis! Last year I found flashing light up mugs and
they were a huge hit. I bought them through Amazon (see below)
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"! Here are some more of our favorite party favors.. the Etch It Cups are so great.. everyone etches their name onto the cup so you won't have tons of plastic cups laying around..so eco-friendly!
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