The smell of hamburgers on the grill, sunscreen on your nose, and fireworks in the sky can only mean one thing… Fourth of July! This year, you can host the perfect birthday party for our country with these great tips and style ideas. Keep reading to learn more.
Throwing the best 4th of July party requires you to play and look the part of a fun, welcoming host. Get your guests in the patriotic spirit through your style with a comfy and cute star-spangled outfit. A pair of comfy Chino shorts and a tank top in our country’s colors is a simple look that you can feel good in all day and night. Choose women’s cotton tank tops that are lightweight and feature a fun design like red, white, and blue stars for a quick 4th of July outfit that’s stylish too.
No party is complete without some fun beverages. This fourth of July, get creative with the drinks. Add some blueberries and strawberries to your favorite seltzer as your stars and stripes. Consider making a simple syrup out of the berries for some extra infusion and flavor. Throw a fun straw on top, kick back and enjoy!
Set the scene for your food and drinks with some creative tabletop décor. A red tablecloth and some star centerpieces can tie together your display of summertime deliciousness. And don’t be afraid to get creative. This is the time to let your imagination shine! You can decorate mason jars with ribbons or paint for candles, display red, white, and blue flowers, and create an American flag made out of balloons.
What would a 4th of July party be without a huge array of mouthwatering snacks, sides, and BBQ? The right food will elevate your party from a casual backyard gathering to a night everyone will remember. You can’t go wrong with fan favorites like potato salad, deviled eggs, and burgers. But to prepare the perfect meal for your guests, you’ll need the right tools. For the grillmaster, our apron and grill set is ideal whether you are cooking hot dogs or portabellas.
And of course, don’t forget to have plenty of sweet treats on hand. You can use your desserts to add to your patriotic theme by making layered 4th of July popsicles or a cheesecake covered in strawberries and blueberries.
Party favors and trinkets are a great way to spice up any party and make it exciting for the kids. It’s a small detail that won’t break the bank, and there are tons of things you can make yourself. A sparkler station in a grassy area will make a fun and festive activity when the sun goes down. Miniature flags can add a little patriotic flare and also work well as table toppers. You can also invite your guests to get crafty and create their own DIY party favors as a group activity, like cardboard confetti poppers or rocket ships. If you run out of time to make your own, you can always purchase gifts $25 & under to spoil your guests.
Keep your guests entertained with an array of classic summer backyard games. Water balloon fights for the kids will keep them cool while they run around. Cornhole, Can Jam, and Frisby games are always fun for everyone if you have the space. If you throw your party at a park, volleyball nets and horseshoe pits are also great additions. There are some other little things you can have around your house and yard to keep kids entertained, like sidewalk chalk or an American flag piñata. It’s also a good idea to have storage for kid’s toys full of options for them to choose from.
Summer means sun, and the two most important things for comfort in the sun are shade and water. Finding a location with water access for swimming will keep the crowd cool, but if you are hosting in your backyard, make sure there are enough shaded places for people to cool off and beat the heat. Give your guests a comfortable place to sit with the right outdoor furniture. If your shindig goes into the evening or through the night, make sure that you have the right lighting for your outdoor spaces and have a few throw blankets on hand in case it gets chilly.
Everybody knows that the main event of Independence Day is the fireworks display. If you choose not to go to a public fireworks event, make sure that you have a safe place to light up the sky. Be mindful of those that might be sensitive to loud noises, and make sure to check your local laws. A good fireworks show utilizes two main elements, variety and timing. Space your best gems out while peppering in your smaller ones, and remember to finish with a bang!
The right decorations, food, and activities can make any 4th of July party one to remember. To get started, just follow these fun and simple tips.