Americans love a good celebration, and what better reason to celebrate than our nation’s birthday? If you’re ready to make your 4th of July party an event that your guests won’t soon forget, then we’ve got some great ideas to help you out.
In this article, we’ll be covering 10 unique ideas to help you plan your 4th of July festivities. If you’re not the craftiest person in the world, don’t worry, all of these suggestions offer beginner level holiday fun. Whether you’re in need of food, entertainment, or decorations, we’ve got the solution.
Deviled eggs are always a crowd pleaser at barbeques. They’re very easy to make, even in large batches, and people love them. However, did you ever think about making them a little more festive? With a little food coloring you can put a fun twist on this great dish. During the preparation of your deviled eggs, simply soak the egg white in a mixture of water and concentrated food coloring. Make sure to use the concentrated version of the food coloring in order to achieve the vibrant colors that you see in the photo.
Want an easy, yet eye-catching way to tell everyone how festive you are? How about decorating the lawn itself with some cool star stencils. If you’re the type who demands a pristine lawn, don’t worry, this activity won’t harm your grass. If you follow the tutorial, then you’ll see that you’ll be using “construction marking paint” in order to get this effect. This paint is water-based and can be easily removed after your party is over. Rest easy knowing that it’ll all be gone after your next mow, allowing you to decorate guilt free.
This fun drink will make your party the most popular one around. Featuring a tasty mix of fruit, crushed ice, whipped cream, and rum, this frozen treat will hit the spot on a hot summer day and leave all of your guests smiling. They’re easy to make and they offer a serious upgrade when compared to boring old canned or bottled drinks. Plus, if you have guests who aren’t drinkers, then it’s easy to make these beverages virgin as well so that everyone can enjoy a frosty treat.
If you’re feeling crafty, then you can easily make these cute American flag bandana wreaths to decorate your party. These look great on your front door or even hung on fences to give your barbeque a more festive feel. You might even hang one out front to help your guests find the party location. There’s no sewing required, as you’ll simply be tying the bandanas to the metal frame to make the wreath. With no dangerous tools involved, this is a great craft that kids of all ages can participate in to help you decorate.
Need a great party dish that’s affordable and easy to make but still gives you a festive feel? How about giving this tasty taco salad recipe a try? Making this party dish is a piece of cake, and you can easily substitute the ingredients to suit a number of diets, such as vegetarian or keto.
The recipe serves 6-8 people, but it’s easy to scale it up if you need more. Dishes like these are a great choice if you need to feed a lot of people but you’re on a pretty tight budget to do so.
Every party needs great entertainment, and providing your guests with fun games will help everyone to better enjoy themselves, especially after a few of those festive piña coladas! Why not create some backyard games to bring out their playful side?
All you need to create this activity is some small wooden crates, twine, some paint, and some embroidery hoops for the rings. Ring toss is a game that anyone can enjoy regardless of age, and you could even hand out some fun prizes to the kids for winning.
Want to make your treats a little more unique? How about trying out these firecracker cupcakes! This great looking and clever design is deceptively easy to create believe it or not, and cupcakes are easy to make in bulk for a large number of people. The firecracker topper is simply a marshmallow dipped in red melting chocolate and topped with a bit of black licorice for the wick. It’s a super cute dessert that’s easy enough to put together that you can have the kids help you out with it too.
Looking for a cute and easy way to decorate the tables at your party? How about some all-American mason jars for holding silverware, flowers, candles, or pinwheels? You can make these attractive table decorations using only a little paint, some tape, and some star-shaped stamps, making them a super cheap decorating option. Mason jars have a wide variety of uses, and it’s something that you’ll be able to save for next year’s party as well!
Want a dead easy to make dessert that will still make every kid’s eyes light up? Give these Rice Krispies pops a try. All you need to make them is Rice Krispies Treats, paper straws, melting chocolate, and sprinkles. Plus, if you’re pressed for time, you don’t even need to make the Rice Krispies treats yourself, as store bought will work just as well. The tutorial includes some other great “American themed” party snacks that you can make using much the same process. Throwing a great party doesn’t have to take days of preparation, and in fact, sometimes the simplest solutions are the best!
While you can always use regular old string lights for your party, you can also dress them up a bit for the 4th. This cute craft uses colored burlap to create a rustic feel and make your string lights look more holiday appropriate. This decorating idea has a lot of uses and battery powered lights make it even easier to use these garlands in more places. Bunch them up on tables as a centerpiece or focal point, or drape them from your food displays or your porch railings. The possibilities are endless, and lights make every party more fun.
Finally, Bright Settings has a great way to decorate for any Independence Day celebration. Adorn your tables with tableclolths and napkins made from any of these three patriotic holiday fabrics:
And don’t forget to check out our previous blog posts with hundreds of ideas for the 4th of July and other patriotic parties.