7 Awesome 4th of July Party Ideas

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Be inspired by these stylish and easy 4th of July Party Ideas to celebrate this special day this year, change it up and have some fun!

For a lot of Americans, the 4th of July is the most patriotic day in the country. US flags are flown and displayed for everyone to see and there are many celebrations held across the country.

Americans across different parts of the world celebrate Independence Day with family reunions, ceremonies, carnivals, and vacations. Along with the flag, there are white and blue decorations adorning cars, clothes, pets, people, and shops to honor the important day.

7 Awesome 4th of July Party Ideas

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4th of July Party Ideas

Give Away Sparkling Favours

Don’t know how to decorate your tables? Use items that your guests can take home after the party to remind them of the fun you shared.

Turn sparklers into party favors or placeholders with paper tags and ribbons.

Remove the sparklers from the packaging, group them together in 5’s or 10’s, then tie them with white, red, and blue ribbons. Then add the name of the party attendee on display for a perfect place card.

Download my free printable 4th of July Sparkler Favor Tags

Sparkler & US Flag

Use Star-Shaped Candles

Top your dessert with star-shaped candles in red, white, and blue. These candles will make even the simplest of cakes the perfect showpiece for your gathering.

Serve Red Sangria

A favorite pitcher drink for festive days like the 4th of July is red sangria. It’s colorful, delicious, and it can be prepared really fast.

Red sangria is so easy to make and can be customized with lots of different fruits.

You could use a star shaped cookie cutter to cut the fruit into festive shapes or make skewers of red, white and blue fruits (strawberries, dragon fruit, and blueberries for example) for guests to stir their drink with.

4th of July Sangria

4th of July Sangria

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 5 minutes

You could use a star shaped cookie cutter to cut the fruit into festive shapes, or make skewers of red, white and blue fruits (strawberries, dragon fruit, and blueberries for example) for guests to stir their drink with.


  • 2 apples, chopped
  • 2 oranges, sliced
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 bottle red wine
  • ¼ Cup/60ml brandy
  • ½ Cup/120ml orange Juice


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a pitcher and stir.
  2. Refrigerate for 4 hours, or overnight if possible
  3. Serve over ice.


You can turn this into a longer drink by adding sparkling water when serving.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 3gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g

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Decorate With Patriotic Party Linens

Forget about plain white table settings and use patriotic colors and designs to adorn the table instead. Purchase ready-made party linens on Amazon, or create your own! Dip-dye cotton napkins with red and blue colored dyes, or use fabric paints and a star shaped stamp to cover a plain table runner.

Patriotic Table Setting

Prepare Patriotic Refreshments

Why not serve food with a red, white and blue theme alongside the burgers and hot dogs?

Cupcakes, cookies, donuts and sheet pan cakes are all easy to buy pre-made and decorate at home with candies, sprinkles, and frosting. Check out my American Flag Cupcakes that are super quick and easy to make!

Read: 50+ Patriotic 4th of July Desserts

Or serve a delicious fruit salad with strawberries, raspberries, watermelon (red); dragonfruit, banana, melon, lychee (white); and blueberries, grapes (blue)

For cans and bottles of sodas and beer, fill a metal tub with ice (you could even color some of the cubes red and blue with food coloring!) and add the beverages to remain chilled throughout the day.

4th July Cupcakes
Patriotic Fruit Salad

Patriotic Party Decorations

Unleash your patriotic spirit by crafting your own decorations!

Make tissue paper flowers or paper fans; use scraps of red, white, and blue material to make a rag wreath; paint bottles and jars in patriotic colors and fill with flowers or candles.

Or why not make a garland of American Bald Eagle Felt Plushies?

And there are 30+ Awesome Patriotic Crafts for the Whole Family for you to check out too!

Patriotic Paper Fans

Prepare Some Games

Enjoy friendly competition with the family by playing some games.

You can play DIY bottle ring toss or bean bag toss. Cornhole is also an enjoyable game that people of any age or ability can play, it’s the perfect summer outdoor game.

Happy 4th of July

You can enjoy the Fourth of July without leaving the comfort of your home. These 4th of July party ideas will give your party guests a great memory they will cherish for years to come.

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