10 Great 4th of July Party Ideas

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I said it yesterday in my 4th of July craft article and I’m going to say it again: I really like Independence Day!  It seems like I’ve just got that holiday on the brain lately!  We plan on having some of Hubby’s family members over for the 4th this year and I really want to do some red, white and blue decorations and food!  So, I was on Pinterest this morning browsing through all the fun and festive decorations, crafts and food my fellow bloggers have to offer.  Here are my favorite 4th of July celebration Pinterest finds!

1 – Patriotic Lollipop Centerpiece from Gluesticks
I think this is a super cute idea!  And so simple.  You can find a package of 12 mini metal pails on Amazon for just over $7.  The Tootsie Rolls are a little more expensive (here are the blue Tootsie Rolls and these are the red), but I’m sure you could substitute with a different brand that will work better for your budget.

2 – Snow Cone Drinks from Kirbie Cravings
I’m all for simplistic ways to say God bless the USA!  And I like to believe enjoying a drink on the 4th is a great way to do that.  I live in an amazing country that allows me the freedom to drown my liver any day of the year, but as I’m sure you know, alcohol is a real splurge when money is tight.  I’d love to try a complicated cocktail recipe this year, but A. I can’t afford a whole bunch of different bottles of booze and B. I don’t have the patience for that crap.  I’m more a “hand me a beer” sort of person, not the “gimme 20 minutes to make this cute drink!” type of gal. These snow cones are cute, but they look really simple, too!

3 – Framed 4th of July Printable from The 36th Avenue
I am so doing this!  I’ll probably just pick up a picture frame from a dollar store and throw the printable into it.  I am really excited!  I love festive framed art!

4 – Patriotic Rice Krispie Treats from Blooming Homestead
These look like a really cute, easy and cheap treat to offer your 4th of July party guests!

5 – Red White & Blue Mason Jars from It All Started With Paint
I think I have an unhealthy love for mason jars.  They are so great!  They can be used for saving the food I’m growing in my garden AND I can use them for decorating.  This craft is simple, patriotic, and won’t break your budget.

6 – 4th of July Bark from Life With The Crust Cut Off
I tried making bark for the first time this last Christmas and it was a hit!  Everyone who ate it loved it.  It’s simple, cheap and always festive!  Of course, I’ll have to keep these inside on the 4th.  I have a feeling 90+ degree temperatures are no place for chocolate to hang out.

7 – Painted Lawn Stars from The Concrete Cottage
How awesome are these?  Spend a few bucks on some spray paint, make a star stencil, and BOOM.  Patriotic yard!

8 – Patriotic Punch from Spend With Pennies
All of the kids and recovering alcoholics at your party will love this red white and blue drink.  I might give it a taste, too, between my cocktails.

9 – DIY Pallet American Flag from And This Marine Wife
I’ve been wanting to do an American flag pallet project like this for a long time.  Not just for the 4th, but as a decoration I could have up year around.  I just haven’t found the time yet… and I’m sure I won’t find the time before this Independence Day, but I’m sharing it because I love it!

10 – Red White and Blue Poke Cake from Spend With Pennies
The second awesome 4th of July idea I’ve found through Spend With Pennies.  I’m thinking this is a sign I should read Holly’s blog some more.  I’m guessing she has other great ideas where these came from!  Anywho, I love a good poke cake.  And this patriotic poke cake?  I’m thinking it’s a must for my little gathering this 4th!

What are your 4th of July plans?  A big party?  A BBQ on the beach?  A day at home with the family?

Check out this cute 4th of July craft!
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2 thoughts on “10 Great 4th of July Party Ideas

  • June 8, 2016 at 6:52 am
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    Hey Desteny! Thank you so much for sharing my DIY Pallet American Flag post! I love all the ideas you shared. That 4th of July bark looks amazing! I might be trying to make some of that this year!

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    • June 8, 2016 at 2:38 pm
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      Hi, Lydia! Your American Flag pallet is awesome! It looks so great, I love it! I just wish I could find the time to do it myself. I always seem to have way too many other projects going on. One of these days…

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