Ideas for Throwing a Great July 4th Party

Do you want to have a party for July 4th? If so, below you are going to find some great ideas that you can use to have a party that everyone is going to enjoy.

Planning and Invitations

Along with the basic party supplies such as napkins, cups, plates and regular decorations, it might be a good idea to think about buying, renting or borrowing these things below for your party:

  • Barbecue grill
  • Beach balls
  • Flags
  • Glow sticks
  • Moon bounce
  • Party poppers
  • Top hats decorated like Uncle Sam’s

Looking for some fun ways to invite your friends and family members to your party? Below are some clever ideas.

  • Draw the stripes and stars of the American flag onto a white card. Use some glitter glue for filling in your stars. Write the details of the party on its back.
  • Cut out a star from silver or gold stock. Write the details of your party on its front and then attach the card invitation to a favor using curling ribbon. Then hand the invitation to guests personally.
  • Get blue card stock and then use some stickers to create a display of fireworks. Then write the details of your party beneath it.
  • Dress your child up like Uncle Sam and then take a picture. Print the picture on a side-fold card’s front. Above your picture write the name of your child and the words “Wants You” above the picture. Beneath the picture, write ‘At our July 4th Party”. Then write the details inside.

Decorating and Food Ideas

Decorate the party with the stripes and stars. Below are some good ideas to help you with getting started.

  • Use white, blue and red for the basic decorations such as balloons, partyware and streamers.
  • Drape streamer strips across your ceiling, going diagonally and alternating blue, white and red. This si going to create a festive atmosphere for the party.
  • Group together helium balloons in group of three in the appropriate colors and anchor them using balloon weights around your party area. You can also add some fun balloons in the shape of stars for additional effects.
  • Cut out some big cardboard stars, and then cover them using silver and gold foil. Hang these stars on your walls. For more fun, write the name of guests on each star.
  • Put beach towels out so that your guests have places to sit down and chill
  • Put out some beach balls in your party area. These can be part of the decoration and also be fun to play with.

Delicious and light summer treats will make a great choice for your party. It’s easy to incorporate the colors into your party too. Below are a few options that you can use.

  • Make finger sandwiches and cookies into star shapes with a cookie cutter in the shape of a star.
  • Have a vegetable tray with only vegetables that are white and red, such as jicama, mushrooms, cauliflower, red peppers, tomatoes and radishes.
  • Serve tomato salsa with white and blue corn chips.
  • Serve tropical punch, pineapple juice, water, and ginger ale with fun straws.
  • Have a plate filled with brie cheese, blueberries and red apples.
  • Make some popcorn balls with some food coloring so that they’re red or blue.
  • Make your cake shaped like the flag. Use strawberries for its stripes and blueberries for its stars.
  • Make cupcakes and frost them with white frosting. Then use the blue and red M&Ms to make them festive.

Party Favors

Some fun party favors that you can choose for younger guests are:

  • Bookmarks
  • Bubbles
  • Candy
  • Disc launchers
  • Pencils
  • Poppers
  • Silly straws
  • Stickers
  • Zipper pulls

There you are. You have a lot of great ideas for a fun and safe July 4th party. Everyone’s going to have a great time and it’s an idea you can use again and again.