Summer is here, pools are open, and your (dad’s?) golf game is on the upswing. Fourth of July must be right around the corner! For your celebration this year, we have a few 4th of July party ideas to help you as you plan a classic 4th of July themed party! Grill the burgers, play the yard games and set off the fireworks! It’s what we all know and love, right?!
Freshen Up Your 4th of July Menu
The classic 4th of July menu is so tasty, but can be a bit heavy. Alongside your burgers and dogs, offer plenty of veggie kabobs and fresh fruit. We’ve seen adorable fruit cutting options for 4th of July that use cookie cutters to create star shaped fruit. Also, if you have any vegans on your guest list, check out some of the meatless burger options available these days!
Personalize Your Patriotic Party Accessories
Complete your 4th of July party design with patriotic themed napkins and custom styrofoam cups. Keep those drinks cold with the personalized styrofoam cups, or opt for personalized plastic cups that can double as a party favor. Either way, your guests will be cheers-ing in personalized style with your 4th of July party supplies. For décor, keep it simple with an easy patriotic balloon display. It offers lots of bang for very little bucks, so to speak (translation: cheap and easy).
Upgrade Your Yard Games
Of course, the standard favorites like corn hole and boccé ball are great yard game options, but maybe this is the year to put the effort into something like yard bananagrams (think scrabble without the board) or even better, yard chess?! We're big fans of the 'jumbo' variation of just about any game out there. Up your yard games game this summer with a little bit of strategic planning!
Get Artsy With Your Fireworks
Fireworks are a 4th of July staple, and sparklers are a favorite for even the firework-averse (we all know someone who can’t hang with the noise!). This year, learn how to take gorgeous long exposure photos with sparklers and you’ll have the most insta-worthy pics on your feed!
Sparkler Photo: Amber Dickson
Yard Chess Photo: DIY Network