Easy 4th Of July Party Ideas

Looking for 4th of July party ideas to spruce up your celebration? Simple decorations and sweet treats can keep your party thriving all day for your guests. Independence Day is a day for family and friends to gather to have some fun in the sun, enjoy some delicious food, and celebrate what it means to be an American. Red, white, and blue kid-friendly snacks not only make your party more festive, but they can be fun for the kiddos to create!


3 Kid-Friendly Treats That Are Easy Enough For Kids To Make

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Strawberries are a great option for the menu included with your other 4th of July party ideas. In addition to being a healthy ingredient for your deserts, the red color fits with your theme. Combining fruit with a little bit of a sweet factor is the best of both worlds!  After washing, simply dip a strawberry in white frosting and then top it off with blue sprinkles to give it a red, white, and blue wow factor!

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This very simple, delicious, bite-size treat is perfect for any festive summer day. Kids can also easily make this without too much of a mess. Not only is this an easy one out of many of your Fourth of July party ideas, but your guests will surely be reaching for more throughout the day!

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Want to give the kids an interactive moment during your party? A fantastic dessert to have on the table is your favorite cupcakes with either red, white, or blue frosting. Let them decorate their own cupcakes as a fun activity. Set out a tray with different toppings that they can choose from to design their own cupcake creation. Topping ideas include:

·   Red, white, and blue sprinkles

·   Fruit such as blueberries, strawberries, and cherries

·   Star-shaped cookies 

·   Red, white, and blue candies

·   White chocolate chips

·   White or red chocolate covered pretzels

Add to your list of 4th of July party ideas by making a game out of it! Hold a cupcake decorating contest with different categories and awards they can win such as “most patriotic”, “most unique”, and even silly ones like “messiest presentation”. Head to your local dollar store or party supply shop for some inexpensive prizes that each child can win. Prize ideas can include sparklers, sunglasses, party hats, or treats. Not only will the kids love to sink their teeth into one of these delectable treats, but they’ll be overjoyed knowing they helped create it!

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Perfect and easy 4th of July party ideas must include creativity and patriotism, with bonus points for flavor! Make some patriotic kabobs. Not an ultra-fancy kabob where you’ll be grilling all day, but something super quick and easy to put together. People love to reach for something they can effortlessly and slowly pick on while enjoying a party. Set up a kabob station with items such as strawberries or raspberries, marshmallows, and blueberries, and have the little ones easily slide these onto a skewer, and voila, done! No mess, easy and fun to create, and best of all, they are portable and don’t require carrying around a plate of food!

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Affordable Decorations: 4th Of July Party Ideas

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Table cloths are always a must when you’re looking to add festive coloring to your 4th of July party ideas and setup. No need to spend a great deal of money either, simply grab solid-colored tablecloths or a tablecloth with a red, white, and blue pattern to set off a charming vibe! Disposable tablecloths also make for easy cleanup once your party is over. Wrap the empty plates and other trash left on the table in the tablecloth and toss it out.

You know you’re at a party when you see balloons! Balloons have always provided a cheery ambiance. Red, white, and blue balloons added throughout your party space are a joyful piece that can be distributed in all corners of the party area. It is becoming more common to purchase your own at-home helium tank and inflate them yourself to save a little money while also allowing the kiddos to be involved! No need to worry about purchasing balloon weights either, use a few spare balloons as weights by adding water to them. They look adorable and better yet, it eliminates an additional expense from your list of 4th of July party ideas.

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What’s more patriotic than placing small American flags throughout your home!? The polycotton American stick flags (like these or these) are affordable and typically cost one dollar apiece. They can be placed on some different foods and desserts, blended in with a plant or flower arrangement you may have throughout your home, or used as props for photo opportunities. It’s inexpensive and super easy to place around the entertaining area and can be used time and again for future patriotic holidays such as Memorial Day and Labor day!

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4th of July Party Ideas With Multiple Uses

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If your Independence Day Celebration is a pool party, continue to show off your love for the U.S.A by having patriotic floats in your pool. This gives your guests an inviting way to carry out the entertainment in the pool, which allows them to sit back and relax on Independence Day! Surely, the kids will be the first ones in for a nice cool-down making this one of our top 4th of July party ideas yet. Red, white and blue pool noodles are also a popular and inexpensive choice to have for your guests to use while in the pool and are always a popular choice when it comes to our 4th of July party ideas.

Garlands sure do add a little extra to your holiday décor. If you’re limited with extra time, Amazon offers great affordable patriotic garlands. Another option is checking out local stores typically having plenty of options to choose from. If, however, you do have the time, DIY garlands give you the ability to add some personal creativity to it, along with saving a little money.

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4th of July party ideas don’t have to be red, white, and blue. Natural Jute rope is a popular choice for decorations to be attached to because it is durable and weather resistant. This type of rope is even available at dollar stores. An easy way to attach the decorations is using glue, simply tying them, or even using a hole puncher to allow the rope to be weaved through.

A few DIY decorations to attach to the Jute rope include:

·  Paper streamers

·  Bandanas

·  Decorative stars

·  Fabric, cut to your desired length

·  Tissue paper

·  Red, white, and blue pom poms

If you do choose to go with fabric, you may want to leave each piece longer, roughly 5ft or so, which looks great as a garland, but also may be used as a backdrop for photos!

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Wrapping up the night with sparklers is a great way to celebrate all holidays, but especially when it comes to putting together our list of 4th of July party ideas. They are rather inexpensive as well, but more importantly, they are safer than the traditional fireworks you can buy to light off at home. Close, adult supervision is a must if children are around. If you follow the safety precautions when handling them, you and your guest will love the charismatic nightcap.


We look forward to planning our 4th of July party ideas and carrying out our traditions each year, and there is no place like home to celebrate. Independence Day is all about enjoying your time with family and friends, and remembering how blessed we are to even have that luxury. These 4th of July party ideas can offer affordable ideas to kick off your party, taking away some stress by eliminating some of the expense that comes with the territory of hosting. Do as much as you can while leading up to the holiday to make sure you can enjoy yourself too!

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