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4th of July Party Tips and Ideas

Updated: Jun 22, 2022

Hello everyone, I hope you all are having a wonderful day! In this blog post, I am sharing with you all everything you need in order to have an amazing 4th of July party! I have ideas ranging from meals, party favors, games, and much more! If you guys like these types of posts, please let me know and I will continue to write them! Onto the ideas!

Party Prep:

  • Send invitations early and have people RSVP as soon as possible. This helps you know how many guests are expected to come and helps you plan better.

  • Do as much in advance as possible. Like prepping how many drinks to buy, how many plates you need, how much food to make, etc.

  • Remember to keep to keep guests hydrated so, buy lots of drinks!

  • Go for simple decor; nothing has to be super fancy.

Decoration Tips:

  • Keep the color theme throughout the entire party.

  • Go for the simple, classic, and rustic party theme.

  • Use mason jars for drinks, vases, or cutlery.

  • Buy decorations from the dollar store or make your own.

Food Tips:

  • Keep it simple with finger food.

  • Add fruit and vegetable platters.

  • Don't feel pressured to make everything from scratch. Store-bought food is perfectly fine!

Decor Ideas:

  • 4th of July Wreath made with scrap fabric

  • Mason jar lanterns

  • Flowers in red and blue vases

  • Photo backdrop

  • Red, white, and blue lights along the backyard

  • Clear jars with festive twine

Drink Ideas:

  • If you are over 21, keep cool with alcoholic drinks and spritz; you can also add bomb pops to the drinks.

  • Add frozen fruit ice cubes to water.

  • Keep a signature drink in a dispenser.

Sweet Treat Ideas:

  • Patriotic pretzel rods

  • Popsicles--- homemade or store-bought

  • Patriotic cookies

  • Chocolate covered strawberries

  • Mini fruit pizzas

  • Mini cupcakes--- store-bought or homemade

Fun Snack Ideas:

  • Patriotic charcuterie board

  • Patriotic trail mix

  • Fruit kabobs

  • Flavored popcorn

  • Chips and dip

Meal Ideas:

  • Pasta salads

  • Classic hot dogs and hamburgers

  • Corn on the cob

  • Grilled chicken salad

  • Pulled pork

Party Station Ideas:

  • S'mores bar

  • Ice cream sundae bar

  • Hot dog bar

  • Hamburger bar

  • Popcorn bar

Game Ideas:

  • Corn hole

  • Tic-Tac-Toe

  • Ring Toss

  • Ladder golf

Favor Ideas:

  • Patriotic Chex mix

  • Festive pretzel rods

  • Glow sticks and sparklers

  • S'mores kit

Safety Items To Have:

  • Sunscreen

  • Bug Spray

  • Citronella candles

  • Extra bottles of water

  • Band-Aids

Thank you all so much for reading this blog post! I have so many exciting posts planned and I cannot wait to share them with you all! Please follow me on Instagram and Pinterest @helpfulinspiringblog. If you need to contact me, please email me at: I will see you all very soon!


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