4th of July Party Ideas for 2019
July 4th Party Planning Trends
July 4th is upon us, and one of the most important times of year to bring neighbors, families, and friends together and we want to help you plan and celebrate America's birthday in the best way possible. It’s the perfect time to throw an outdoor BBQ get-together and show your American Spirit. So let’s get Red, White and Blue cover some great themes, food, and activities to knock your guest's socks off and have the party everyone is talking about!
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4th of July Party Décor
Decorating for your 4th of July party is simple: stick to red, white, and blue. The American flag makes the perfect backdrop for photos or food displays, work it into your decorations whenever possible. Check out our Patriotic Pinterest page here https://www.pinterest.com/lyfetymes/4th-of-july-party-ideas/ for over 1,000 amazing ideas to get your creative juices flowing! Pin those ideas to your free LYFETYMES Inspiration Board for your Party.
DIY PRO TIP-DIY Knot bandannas to create a spirited streamer!
Broad stripes and bright stars make easy decorations. Get your DIY creative on and make American flag-print bandannas. Just tie the ends together and string them from tree to tree or above the food table. You can use them with Tablescapes and food displays. A bandanna runner adds rugged country charm -- and slips right off the next day. Here are some easy Decor options, and save them for every Red, White, & Blue Occasion! Here are some of my favorites and paper lanterns are a game changer!
WOW FACTOR: 4th of July
In the mood for some easy WOW FACTOR? One of our favorites is Painted Lawn Stars or Sidewalk Stars. Wow guests with this DIY project that will only take you minutes to complete. Cut out star shapes from old cardboard and use red, white, and blue temporary spray paint that you can use on grass or sidewalk. Also a cool lighted display will stand out in the evening!
Decorations for Your 4th of July Party
Table Spirit: 4th of July centerpieces are also a great way to display patriotic party favors. Mix different sizes of American flags and pinwheels in a bucket. It's a bright and colorful display, and the guests can use them during the celebration!
4th of July Menu Ideas
Your July 4th food menu should feature some pretty simple classics. Maximize your time outdoors by cooking almost everything on a grill. Buying all the ingredients for a party can be expensive and time-consuming. Here are some ideas that we love for guests:
DIY PRO TIP: "You Bring It, We Grill It” style potluck. Each guest brings their favorite grilling item or a side to share. https://www.pinterest.com/lyfetymes/bbq-party/
Small Grill or Kitchen? No Problem- Have each Guest bring their favorite famous outdoor family appetizer- people love to show off and share their secret recipes!
Have everyone bring a Red-White-Blue dessert, it is fun and makes an instant Dessert Bar that is an Instagram worthy picture! Give a small traveling trophy that gets passed around each year- like that Statue of Liberty replicas you get at JFK Airport.
This delicious party favor does double duty as dessert. You can hand out the jars at the end of the night as Thank You’s or the toast at firework time. Remember you can usually find the Red, white and blue marshmallows at this time.
Let Guests Know What's on the Menu
The gift that keeps giving for every party you will have. Paint a big piece of plywood with black chalkboard paint for a professional-looking board. Then list out what you are serving. Devil in the details.
Drinks to Celebrate Independence Day
A great drink setup is essential to any party for a cocktail or mocktail? In addition to your drink offerings, create a signature cocktail for your event. There so many red, white, and blue drinks to DIY from adding red and blue Jello Ice cubes to layering colors in equal parts, to adding star cut watermelon and blueberries- all are refreshing, delicious, and completely on-theme. The recipe picture here https://www.pinterest.com/pin/858146903977296623/
4th of July Party Fun & Games
Not fireworks time or not allowed to have them, you can fake it with confetti-filled balloon bombs. Create firecracker favors out of kid-friendly Party Poppers that shoot out confetti and streamers. Check our https://www.pinterest.com/lyfetymes/4th-of-july-party-ideas/ for all the DIY Poppers and confetti balloon ideas.
No Pool? Give it up for Water Balloons! Especially fitting for a fun cool-down on a toasty day, a water balloon bin can spark some friendly competition and hilarious sneak attacks. Buy them in red, white, and blue colors.
PATRIOTIC PHOTO BOOTH
Give your guests something fun to do, Instagram fun and memorializes the celebration with fun photo booth props. Check out some of our favorites below on Amazon.
PRO Tip: NO-SEW AMERICAN FLAG PHOTO BACKDROP
Finally, a use for all the scrap fabric and ribbons in your crafting area! A backdrop takes less than 30 minutes to make and will be one of the most popular stations at your party, mix in some white string lights for a great night time picture!
4th of July Party Ideas for Kids
Kids Attending? Having a great kid's creative table is essential for any party. Sport your patriotic pride with the red, white, and blue friendship flag, where the kids can create something for their parents to take home with their hand print on it.
Music: Create A Summer Song List for Your 4th of July
No party is complete without some music! Keep your playlist upbeat for the daytime, and switch to a more mellow mood when evening comes around. Here’s a pretty stellar list shared with us for Patriotic Holidays.
Look the Part! 4th of July-Inspired Outfits
Above all, make memories and have a great time. LYFE is short, Celebrate the Good TYMES!
Here’s a few more notable items we love on Amazon for a 4th of July Party!
So there you have it! We hope this inspired you to plan an epic 4th of July party for your friends and family!