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8 Patriotic Ideas for Your July 4th Celebration

Seasoned hosts and newbie party-throwers alike can always use a few fresh ideas for 4th of July parties. Mix up your party decor, activities, food, and drink with these unique ideas from some of our favorite blogs, and the stars (and stripes) will surely shine on you.

Decor

Painted Lawn Stars from The Concrete Cottage

Three supplies, and two quick steps is all it takes to dot your yard with these adorable stars. You'll surely be the talk of the town with this unique July 4th decoration?

Red, White, and Blue Pom Garlands from Yay for Handmade!

Decorate on a budget with this easy-to-make garland. By simply assembling the pom poms and stringing them up you can convert your yard and home into a red, white, and blue wonderland sure to set the celebratory mood.

Activities

Outdoor Twister from HomeTalk

Even on July 4th, kids need something to keep them entertained. This outdoor twister tutorial is a great way to give them an activity that doesn't require a ton of equipment. Bonus: there will be no balls/toys thrown around at the party?

Stars and Strikes from Hobby Lobby

Another great July 4th game is the "Stars and Strikes" tutorial from Hobby Lobby. Simply create some sparkling red, white, and blue pins and have a soccer ball (or similar) handy?

Food

Patriotic Popcorn from Eating Richly

Looking for a sweet treat that won't melt this Fourth of July? Well this almondbark popcorn is it. It's easy to whip up, and you can add ass many patriotic sprinkles as you want. Not to mention the kids won't have anything sticky running down their hands and faces?

Firecracker Dogs from Handmade in the Heartland

Does anything go with Independence Day better than a delicious hotdog? The firecracker dogs from Handmade in the Heartland are not only super impressive to your guests, but also fun to eat for the kids. Honestly, I'm ready to whip some up right now?

Drink

Red, White, and Blue Sangria from Surviving College

A good patriotic drink doesn't need to be complicated. This sangria from Surviving College only requires you to mix together the ingredients and let the mixture chilL. It's delicious, easy, and looks too good to be true?

4th of July Citrus Splash from The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie

If you want something a little bit more of a pop, try this recipe from The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie. You're guests will love the bright blue color, the refreshing citrus, and the surprising tingle from well-placed Pop rocks?

Last Updated: June 29, 2015