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Independence Day 2019: How To Host A Fun 4th Of July Party

How To Host A Fun 4th Of July Party

Are you ready to show your love for your country? Independence Day is coming up, meaning it`s time to honor our ancestors for their fight to gain our freedom; and, what`s better than throwing a fantastic 4th of July Party?

Revamp your home and office with red, white, and blue; bake treats to fill your needs, costumes, games, and tons of other exciting things you can do to show your American pride. 

This time every year, the patriotism is flooding the streets, with the colors of the flag visible around every corner. It is the time when the people unite in their love for their country, look past their differences, and celebrate one of the greatest nations in the world.

So, if you`re going to host a 4th of July celebrations, then you`re going to need a few party ideas to make your Independence Day event the best yet.

Party Invitation Ideas for 4th of July Celebrations

No matter how close you are to someone, you still need to prepare their invitations for your party; to ignite their patriotism and love for their country, create invites that will get them excited and eager to attend. 

Color theme for 4th of July

Color theme for 4th of July

Of course, there is only one option when it comes to Fourth of July party themes; the red, white, and blue, colors of the American flag. So, for your party invitations, go for stars and stripe with red, white and a bit of blue mixed into it. Like this one!

Designs for the Invites

Designs for the Invites

You could go for the simple but colorful design like the one above or, if you want, add a bit of fireworks display to your invites. There`s no 4th of July without sparklers; so entice your guests with the promise of pyrotechnics to get them excited for the celebrations.

Printable 4th of July party invitation ideas

Printable 4th of July party invitation ideas

If you don`t have the time to create hand-made invites, then there are printable invitations or e-invites that you can send to your guests, family, and friends. Order online or create your 4th of July party invites that are sure to get you RSVPs faster than ever.

Fourth of July Party Favors for the Guests

When you`re planning a party for any occasion, you need to thank your guests for making time out of their schedule to attend your party. So, here are few ideas for your 4th of July Party favors

S`mores Favors

S`mores Favors

Mason jars are incredibly versatile, readily available, and affordable. You can make use of this beautiful staple as a party favor coupled with one of the most desired treats, s` mores. And, they can be personalized so you can be as creative as you want for your 4th of July party favors.

Mini Figurines for Fourth of July

Mini Figurines for Fourth of July

These trinkets are the perfect, cutest way to celebrate America`s birthday and decorate your place to show your patriotic spirit. Each one feature the colors of the flag and their mini size make them easy to pack; what more could you want for your 4th of July parties?

4th of July Pins

4th of July Pins

You decorate your walls, your tables, and even the food you eat, so why not add some Independence Day tidbits to your attire? Put these pins in 4th of July party favors and let your guests wear their love for America on their sleeves.

Wine Tumblers

Wine Tumblers

Drink in style this 4th of July and every day after! Make the adults happy by adding these wine tumblers in their baskets. Whether it`s wine or beer, juice, or coffee you are drinking, these patriotic cups are sure to stir your love for the star-spangled flag.

Red, White & Blue Bath Bombs

Red, White & Blue Bath Bombs

At the end of such a fantastic 4th of July party, your guests are going to need a way to relax. Give them these star-spangled bath bombs mixed with essential oils and lavender scents for a truly heavenly experience; and, the perfect way to end the night.

Food Ideas for Independence Day Parties

You can`t expect to throw a 4th of July party and not take care of the menu; Independence Day is the day where you can go all out with the red, white, and blue. Add it to your cakes or cupcakes, ice-creams and desserts, drinks to freshen up; and, of course, barbecue specials are a must on this summer day.

Appetizers 

Appetizers or one-bite goodies are the delights of any party, but on 4th of July, you can add stars and stripes to the treats making them a patriotic gift that is sure to rekindle your love for the stars & stripes in the red, white, and blue. For your Independence Day celebrations for the year 2019, try out these desserts for your menu:

Oreo Flags

Oreo Flags

Kids or adults, we all love Oreos, for reasons we cannot explain; therefore, grab a box of Oreos and dip them in the red and white with a sprinkle of blue for your Fourth of July Party. They are sure to be a hit with your guests and less time-consuming to make.

Star-shaped Watermelon

Star-shaped Watermelon

With the summer sun at its peak, watermelons would be a great treat; turn them into a starry delight and show your true American pride. The fruit is a taste of heaven in such hot weather, with a bit of creativity; it can also be a patriotic delicacy.

Mini Stars Berry Pie

Mini Stars Berry Pie

Berry pies, can it get more delicious than that? Maybe if you add vanilla ice-cream – a lot of vanilla ice-cream? The stars add a patriotic touch to the mouth-watering delight, making it a perfect addition to your 4th of July party.

Barbecue Delights

4th of July parties are the best time to have a backyard barbecue bash. So, pull out your grills and have a cookout with your friends and family this Independence Day with these grilled delicacies.

Grilled Veggies with Honey-Thyme Vinaigrette

Grilled Veggies with Honey-Thyme Vinaigrette

Start the Red, white, and blue extravaganza by adding a little green to the mix; grill your veggies, add a bit of thyme and honey vinaigrette to make the meal even more appetizing. It is healthy and delicious, the perfect addition to any menu.

Old Bay Shrimps

Old Bay Shrimps

A bit of seafood is healthy and a change from the traditional menu of hamburgers; moving on from the veggies, add shrimp to the mix for a mixed palate. A bit of fine cuisine between the chicken and beef; shrimps will be the just the right side-dish to any entrée.

Grilled Chicken with BBQ white sauce

Grilled Chicken with BBQ white sauce

Serve your guests spicy, mouth-watering, juicy chicken this 4th of July. It`s not a barbecue without grilled meat in the plate; grill some chicken and pair it with a delicious mayo and cider vinegar BBQ white sauce.

Kids` Treats

Got to keep the kids happy and busy; these treats will keep their mouths munching while you can have some time with the adults in the gathering.

Lollipop Centerpieces

Lollipop Centerpieces

Every kid likes lollipops, and if you bunch them together as a centerpiece for every table, then you are sure to be a hit with the kids. It will keep their tummies from rumbling until it’s time for dinner; plus, it doubles as a fantastic patriotic décor.

Marshmallow Pops

Marshmallow Pops

Marshmallows are a delight to stuff in your mouth; give them a little patriotic makeover and the kids` won’t be able to put them down. The gooey sweetness of the marshmallows and the tartness of the red, white, and blue creams are sure to be heaven for taste buds.

Tater Tots

Tater Tots

Cheese and deep-fried potatoes, is there anything we love more? Adults or kids, tater tots are a snack you can`t resist no matter what your age; but, when they are drizzled with a little parmesan, they become even more drool-worthy.

4th of July Party Decoration Ideas

It`s not just food that takes on the colors of the national flag; turn your home into a patriotic paradise with every nook and cranny singing red, white, and blue. Need help with your 4th of July party themes? Then read on below.

DIY 

If you`re keen on DIY, then try these party ideas for Fourth of July.

Pin Wheels

Pin Wheels

Pinwheels are the epitome of Independence Day party decorations. So, why not add a few to your 4th of July party ideas? Get printable toppers and create pinwheels that feature the stars & stripes for America`s birthday.

Popsicle Crafts

Popsicle Crafts

You get the benefits of two from one with these popsicles; it can double as an exciting activity for the kids to try or part of your 4th of July party decorations. So, get abundant Popsicle sticks and create the American flag or any other cool, patriotic décor.

Confetti Poppers

Confetti Poppers

Confetti adds a light, colorful element to any party even for the 4th of July. They are decorations by day and a fun popping activity by night; so, create these cute patriotic party poppers to make your Independence Day party an unforgettable event.

Patriotic Wreath

Patriotic Wreath

Greet your guests with a wholesome patriotic spirit; use the spare clothespins or get some from Amazon, but these wreaths are sure to be the talk of the town after your Independence Day celebrations.

Brands to Shop

DIY is fun, but, you don`t have to create everything from scratch; a few brands show their patriotic spirit with their collection of products that showcase the American flag. Take a look at where you can shop for your party decorations and even avail some fantastic 4th of July deals.

American Flags at Amazon

American Flags at Amazon

The American flag is a must 4th of July party décor; you can`t celebrate America`s Birthday without the flag that represents the nation. So, check out the different sizes available on Amazon and find one for your backyard barbecue bash.

Printable Cupcake Wrappers at Evermine

Printable Cupcake Wrappers at Evermine

Serve your treats in patriotic printable wrappers; Evermine has a collection of cupcake wrappers that you can use either for desserts after the barbecue or as part of your 4th of July party favors. Plus, with Evermine Coupons, you can shop your party décor without breaking the bank.

Patriotic Balloons from Shindigz

Patriotic Balloons from Shindigz

Balloons are a crucial element for any party; they are the core accessory when it comes to party décor; so, for your Fourth of July celebrations, deck your hall, yard, and everything in between with patriotic balloons from Shindigz.

Stars & Stripes Paper Fans from Century Novelty

Stars & Stripes Paper Fans from Century Novelty

Paper fans are an iconic party decoration; like the balloons, you can`t avoid them. Plus, in the summer heat, they are a real blessing. So, take a break from the summer sun and cool down with decorative, red, white & blue, paper fans from Century Novelty.

Patriotic Dinnerware from Shindigz

Patriotic Dinnerware from Shindigz

Dinner is served! One of the best 4th of July party ideas is the use of paper plates that feature the colors of America. Its two birds with one shot, you get to avoid doing the dishes, and you get festive dinnerware that fits the patriotic décor.

Red, White & Blue Themed Photo Props at Shindigz

Red, White & Blue Themed Photo Props at Shindigz

You and your guests would want to capture the moment and preserve it for eternity, and the best way to do that for 4th of July parties is patriotic photo booth props. Wear the red, white, and blue or cutouts of the Statue of Liberty, Shindigz offers various options in this collection at discounts.

Stars & Stripes Table Cloth at Shindigz

Stars & Stripes Table Cloth at Shindigz

Did you forget the table? The most important part of the 4th of July Barbecue party decorations is to set the table to suit the theme. You`ve got your dinnerware, dessert trays, and décor, so, now all that`s left is to set the table before the guests arrive.

Pennant Banner at Century Novelty

Pennant Banner at Century Novelty

Decorate your walls with the red, white, and blue banner. You`ve got a denim banner ready; why not tie up the whole décor with a Pennant Banner? Plus, there are coupons from Century Novelty, so you can rest assured with your party budget.

Patriotic Straws at Amazon

Patriotic Straws at Amazon

You`ve got desserts, barbecue delights, snacks, and bite-sized treats; did you forget the drinks? For your 4th of July block party serve your guests refreshing drinks with these patriotic straws that will get you brownie points with your neighbors.

Activities for July 4th Parties

Your Independence Day party decorations will ignite your guests` patriotic spirit; but, if you want them to stay until the end of the night, then you need to have their kind of entertainment ready. Here are a few 4th of July activities you can plan for adults and kids.

  • 4th of July Trivia Games

4th of July is the day America found its freedom but do we all know our history as well we think we do? Here are a few trivia facts as one of your 4th of July party games to stir up some competitive American spirit.

Facts about 4th of July

Games for Kids and Families

Keep your guests entertained, especially the kids; if they get bored they`re going to be troublesome for the adults. Thus, to keep the little ones occupied & something for the families to enjoy, set up these activities for Fourth of July parties.

  • Tic-tac-toe Lawn Game

Tic-tac-toe Lawn Game

No matter how old you get, everybody loves a game of tic-tac-toe. 

Gather friends and family, your beloved guests, and their kids for a fun round or two of the timeless pastime.

To set up the game, all you need is a white rope, and paint the letters you can find at any craft store.

  • Pool Games

Pool Games

If you have a pool in your backyard, then get the kids to take a dip in the cool waters and play some pool tag.  

Activities for Adults

Adults need something a little more challenging than tic-tac-toe & pool tag; so, to keep the grownups entertained, try these games for 4th of July.

  • Play Darts

4th of July Darts Game

See how well you can aim with darts in your 4th of July party games.

Put up red, white, and blue balloons on your garage door or backyard wall, and have a competition to see who the best is?

  • Photo Ops with Photo Props

Photo Ops with Photo Props

If you are in the 21st century, then you should be aware of the various photo props that have taken over your Instagram feed.

Whether you are an adult or a millennial in this decade, photo props are a fun way to pass the time and make memories you`ll cherish forever. It`s a way to look back and laugh at your ridiculousness and reminisce on the good times.

  • Movies 


When you`re tired of the festivities, it`s time to bring the night to a slow end. Or maybe you want to start it off with a blast from the past? Go for a little trip down memory lane cinematic style to ignite your patriotism? 

Regardless of when you choose to watch, 4th of July movies should be a part of your Independence Day Celebrations.

It is the perfect way to remember how our ancestors fought for our freedom, what it means to be an American, and what the American spirit is. 

Besides, this way you don`t have to worry about the kids or the adults for at least two and a half hours. 

4th of July Fireworks to End the Night with a Bang

When it`s the Fourth of July, you can`t forgo the fireworks. 

Many places offer Independence Day Freebies, including free entry to fireworks, shows so that you can end America`s Birthday celebrations with a bang, sparkle, and pop.

What could be a better birthday special, then the whole nation coming together as one?

Or if you want to remain in your backyard, then make sure to stock up on firecrackers and sparklers that are safe enough to light at home. It`s not the same as big, fireworks that light the sky, but they are still a sight to see. 

4th of July Fireworks

Final Words

Celebrate America with a party that shows your American spirit. These are few 4th of July celebration ideas that will help you throw an unforgettable backyard bash. 

Your guests will leave feeling proud of their nation and excited to unravel their party favor. And, you might gain the title of the Best Party Host for Independence Day parties.

So, say Happy Birthday to America and have a joyful Independence Day!

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