If you planning on hosting a party on Independence Day (aka America’s birthday), you are going be in need some Incredible Fourth Of July Party Ideas for your bash to be smoking hot!
In terms of Fourth of July Party Ideas, there are many different ways you can go with the food, decorations, games and activities, drinks, etc.
Now, with all of that being said, let’s take a look down below and check out these 10 Incredible Fourth Of July Party Ideas:
1. Jello Shots:
One of several Fourth Of July Party Ideas included in my article about food, one cannot properly enjoy Independence Day without Jello Shots! Be sure to make multiple flavors of jello for the jello shots. In order to maintain the spirit of the Fourth of July, have your jello shots be in red, white, and blue!
Create multiple batches and make sure to have two separate types of jello shots: Alcoholic for adults and Non-alcoholic for the kids. There are multiple recipes out on the Internet to choose from, like this one from Delish.
2. Set Up A Fourth of July Photo Booth:
Of all the Fourth of July Party Ideas to consider, one way to make your party entertaining is by having a photo booth set up! The Fourth of July is one of the major holidays where people post tons of photos on Instagram and other social media websites. One way to make your Instagram or Twitter account pop is by posting photos from a photo booth regardless of the type of occasion or event you are attending.
Whether it is an actual photo booth or a certain space with a cool background which is to the side of the party’s venue, don’t forget to have some props available so you and your guests can take some great or silly photos! Photo Booths are a fantastic way to make some memories with your family and friends.
3. Painted Lawn Stars:
One of the more creative Fourth Of July Party Ideas featured in this article, Painted Lawn Stars will definitely wow your guests as they look around your star-studded lawn. These decorations take only 30 minutes to finish. While it may appear elaborate, Painted Lawn Stars are not hard to do. All you have to do is cut out star shapes from old cardboard and use red, white, and blue construction marking spray paint.
Should you go with one or more of the 10 Incredible Fourth Of July Party Ideas listed in this article for your party and Idea #3 is one of them, be sure to also check out this tutorial from The Blog The Concrete Jungle.
4. Fourth of July Props:
Providing Independence Day Props for your party guests is one of those Fourth of July Party Ideas that they will really appreciate and enjoy. Fourth of July-Themed Props to have out on display for your guests to take include mini American flags, funky headbands, and star-shaped sunglasses, to name a few.
5. Double-Sided Red White and Blue Picnic Quilts:
If you plan on hosting an all-day affair on July 4th, another one of the more creative and unique Fourth Of July Party Ideas to use is having Double-Sided Red White and Blue Picnic Quilts! They are just a bunch of red, white, and blue handkerchiefs sewn together.
For those who have large backyards, lay several of these quilts across your backyard so guests can sit and lay down on them throughout the party. These quilts only take a few hours to sew and check out this guide from Scattered Thoughts of A Crafty Mom for more directions on how to put them together.
6. Flag Balloon Dart Game:
Another one of the most creative and original Fourth of July Party Ideas, be sure to include for games at your bash a Flag Balloon Dart Game! Although this game takes quite a bit of time to set up, it will be worth all of the preparation as you and your guests have fun popping each of the balloons. Click here to see a tutorial on how to set this game up.
7. S’ mores Ice Cream Sandwiches:
In terms of Fourth of July Party Ideas related to desserts, there are many different ways to go. While you might serve several different desserts, don’t forget to include S’ mores, an all-time American Classic. It’s almost illegal not to have some good old S’ mores on July 4th each year.
While you could serve s’mores the standard way of toasted marshmallows and melted chocolate stuffed in between two graham crackers, one way to elevate this American Classic for your party to be incredible is serving S’mores Ice Cream Sandwiches!
It is two popular desserts morphed into one that your guests will thoroughly enjoy! S’mores Ice Cream Sandwiches are definitely one of the most original and satisfying Fourth Of July Party Ideas. Check out these two recipes from My Recipes (See the photo below) and Shared Appetite. If you decide to serve S’mores Ice Cream Sandwiches at your Fourth of July Party, be aware that this is one of several Fourth Of July Party Ideas that require a lot of time and planning ahead!
8. Watermelon Cutouts:
Watermelon Cutouts are one of those Fourth of July Party Ideas that will definitely catch the eyes of All you have to do is use stencils and a sharp knife or vegetable peeler to carve festive notes as a celebratory memo in one or multiple watermelons. These Watermelon Cutouts make great centerpieces to display at your food, snack, and/or dessert tables.
Once it becomes dark, hand out sparklers to each of your guests. However, of all the Fourth Of July Party Ideas featured in this article, this is the one you need to be most cautious about, especially around little kids.
According to a 2018 ABC News Report, an estimated 12,900 people suffered fireworks-related injuries in 2017 and 67 percent of these injuries occurred in July. Furthermore, The ABC News Report revealed that sparklers were the number one cause of injuries, making up 14 percent of the cases.
10. DIY S’ mores Party Favors:
As explained in Section #7, S’mores are a must-have dessert option for Independence Day and in terms of Fourth Of July Party Ideas, there are many ways you go with this American Classic. Another great idea related to S’mores ideas is to hand out DIY S’ mores Party Favors!
To create this party favor, simply purchase a bunch of mason jars and fill each one up with the ingredients needed to make S’ mores: marshmallows (big or small), graham crackers, and chocolate. To get into the patriotic spirit, tie a ribbon that’s red, white, or blue around each mason jar. Every host wants to make sure their party is a smooth operation from start to finish. Regarding Fourth of July Party Ideas, you will be hearing all of the praises from your guests by giving them DIY S’ mores Party Favors. Fireworks might be the big bang of July 4th, but your Independence Day Party will end in an ultimate bang with these party favors!