Happy Independence Day!
Every year, the 4th of July gives all of you DIYers, party planners and cooking conquerers the opportunity to really go crazy.
As many of you know, you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars at a party store in order to throw a festive, well-decorated holiday gathering. In fact, it’s ten times more fun to come up with your own ideas, create your own decorations and provide guests with something they’ve never seen before.
So, this year, it’s up to you to set the 4th of July celebration standards. What will you choose to offer at your patriotic bash?
Below, you’ll find 10 of our favorite 4th of July party ideas and recipes. Enjoy!
1. 4th of July Firecracker Jell-O Cups
These easy-to-make, individualized desserts are perfect for a casual 4th of July gathering. With budget-friendly ingredients and a patriotic theme, you’ll have guests going back for seconds! Display these on a wooden tray or set them up on your party’s dessert table!
2. Stars and Stripes Bean Bag Toss Boards
Cornhole just climbed to the top of your summer lawn game list! These DIY boards are perfectly suitable for your holiday-themed gathering, and your guests definitely won’t get bored.
3. Patriotic Hot Dog Station
What’s more American than a good old fashioned hot dog? Celebrate the U.S.A with an American-style hot dog bar. Provide and decoratively label all condiments and fixings for an amazing buffet-style display.
4. DIY Patriotic Mason Jars
Fancy up your festivities with red, white and blue mason jars! They’re an easy, inexpensive way to display any flower of your choice!
5. Firework Pina Coladas
Pina coladas are already a great drink to enjoy when the sun is shining and the temps are rising. You can easily create these red white and blue cocktails to perfectly align with the holiday theme.
6. Red, White and Blue Tin Can Windsocks
Curated from Patriotic Tin Can Windsocks – FunHolidayCrafts
This craft is an excellent project to let the kids help out with – or even make it their own!
7. Painted Lawn Stars
All you need is a few stencils and some not-so-permanent spray paint to create this perfect 4th of July lawn detail. It’s definitely a quick, easy and fun way to prepare for any type of gathering this year.
8. Red, White and Blue Berry Trifle
Woah…check out those sparklers! this cake screams America and the taste will have your guests even more excited about your 4th of July bash.
9. Balloon Dart Game
10. Red, White and Blue Fruit Salad
Every gathering needs a healthy option, especially when there’s kids around! Customize your fruit salad dish for the holiday and really make it tasty with the original twist on this recipe.