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Fun 4th of July Party Ideas

Hosting an Independence Day party can be overwhelming and you need to keep your guests entertained for hours. Load up your 4th of July with red, white and blue patriotic-themed decorations, delicious meals, desserts, and refreshing drinks! If you're planning to throw an ultimate 4th of July party, check out our party ideas!

Patriotic Decorations

Patriotic Wreath

Welcome your guests to your home with red, white and blue Wreath this 4th of July! Create a patriotic-themed wreath for your door. 

Patriotic Table

A Patriotic-themed table is perfect to make the event more festive. Look for a vintage table runner with red, white and blue stripes. For centerpieces, put some small flags in small glasses and a vase of fresh flowers. Your table will perfectly look great and a great spot to feed your guests.

Patriotic Banner 

Create a simple banner for your food table. You can look for ideas on Pinterest. They have plenty of DIY banners for this coming Independence Day.

Patriotic Red White & Blue Magnetic Glass Charms

This Patriotic wine charm collection of red, blue and white fireworks stars and stripes magnetic wine charms are perfect to decorate your wine glasses and Mason jars for your BBQ parties and picnics.

Patriotic-themed Food 

Hot Dog Station

Put up a hotdog station with a variety of condiments, different toppings and colorful cardboard trays where they can make their own hot dogs sandwich.

Cheese & BBQ Beef Burger

Indulge your guests with BBQ beef patties and top them with lots of cheese and BBQ sauce. Check out this recipe.

Yields: 4

Here's what you need:

  • 1 1/4 lb. ground beef
  • 1/3 c. barbecue sauce
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tsp. canola oil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 4 slices Cheddar cheese
  • 4 Burger Buns
  • Thinly sliced Onions
  • Lettuce, shredded

Here's how to prepare it:

  1. Mix ground beef, barbecue sauce, salt, green onions, and pepper. Make four 1-inch-thick patties.
  2. In a nonstick skillet, add canola oil, and cook patties on medium heat. Cook the patties for 7 minutes per side or until cooked through.
  3. Top each patty with 1 slice Cheddar cheese; Remove the skillet from heat and cover it to melt the cheese. 
  4. Serve on burger buns topped with sliced onions and shredded lettuce.

No-Bake Watermelon Cake

This is easy to make refreshing sweet treat this summer. 

Here's what's you need:

  • 1 Whole Seedless Watermelon
  • Whipped Cream
  • Fresh Strawberries, sliced
  • Fresh Blueberries

Here's what you need:

  1. Peel the watermelon and slice off 2 short ends so that it will sit flat.
  2. Cover it with whipped cream and add sliced strawberries and berries on top. 
  3. Chill and serve.

Patriotic Refreshing Drink 

Tropical Mango Slushie

Beat the summer heat on the 4th of July with this refreshing frozen delight. This tropical slushie is a healthy thirst-quenching drink!


Here's what you need:

  • 8 oz. frozen mango
  • 2 cup ice
  • club soda
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. or (1/2 12 oz. can) frozen limeade
  • 1 cup of water

Here’s how to prepare it:

  1. In a blender, put the frozen mango, ice, frozen limeade, and water, then pulse until everything is fully mixed and moderately smooth.
  2. Pour in glasses and splash with a club soda; garnish with fresh mango fruit.

Patriotic Game

Balloon Dart Game

Create a dart game made of red, white and blue balloons. Everyone will surely enjoy this game and it’s easy to prepare.

Gather your awesome crowd of friends and family, look to the skies and enjoy the firework display this Independence Day.

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