Fourth of July is the perfect occasion to throw a fun and fabulous backyard party, and with so many creative ideas out there, it’s easier than you may think! From decorations to games & recipes, the Fourth of July is one of the easiest and most festive themes to work with, and when your guests see all that red, white & blue, they won’t be able to resist joining in the fun!
Here are just a few of the key ingredients for a blockbuster Fourth of July celebration:
When it comes to Fourth of July decorations, a visit to your local dollar store is a MUST! Their wide selection of all things red, white & blue, from paper products, table décor, craft materials, and of course, American flags in all different sizes, will fill you with creativity. And remember – primitive and homespun sets the scene in a true Americana way. Here are just a few easy decorating ideas:
Easy Patriotic Centerpieces
We are in love with these quick and festive table centerpieces from Today’s Creative Life…and don’t forget to decorate the food-serving tables!
Instant Red, White & Blue Throw Pillows
Update your outdoor throw pillows in an instant with this clever red, white & blue bandana idea, plus so much more, from the Budget Decorator
Games & Activities
One of the secrets to a blockbuster Fourth of July party is to include something fun for everyone – no matter what the age. You can strategically place outdoor games and activities around the backyard so that there’s never a dull moment; ring toss, cornhole or bean bag toss, horseshoes, you name it – even a hula hoop contest! Here a few DIY ideas for kids and grownups alike:
Tin Can Toss
Everyone can play this easy Tin Can Toss game (from Parents Magazine)
American Cannons Bucket Toss
Put together this family-fun American Cannons Bucket Toss game in an instant with items from your local dollar store (courtesy of Four Hats & Frugal)
Fun Table Activities For All Ages
Place copies of this word-search game on your tables with a jar of pencils (free printable courtesy of Happiness is Homemade)
And don’t forget some quiet activities for the little ones, such as setting out some fun pages for them to color. Click here for some free Fourth of July printables the kids will love (from Family Maven)
No backyard barbecue would be complete without fabulous, delicious food, and Fourth of July is such a fun holiday to get creative. In addition to traditional barbecue side dishes, such as baked beans, corn on the cob, fruit and pasta salads, you can wow their taste buds with these delicious and festive red, white & blue sweets on your dessert table!