Exciting Fourth of July Party Ideas!
Here are some great ideas to help you plan your next fourth of July party. Choose ideas from the list to suit your budget and party needs and have a Happy Fourth!
DecoratingFill a bowl with rice or floral foam and stick mini flags into it to be used a table centerpiecesHang red, white and blue bunting around porch eavesTie bunches of red, white and blue balloons together to decorate the party spaceGroups a variety of red/white/blue candles together in hurricane holders for evening entertainingRoll plastic silverware settings in a fourth of July party themed napkin and tie with a piece of July 4th themed ribbon or a twist gift wrap garlandUsing fourth of July themed papers, cover empty cans with it to hold flowers, pretzel rods, breadsticks, licorice sticks etc. You can also tie a weight onto the end of the balloon ribbons and set inside a paper covered can.
Assorted cheese & crackersAssorted chips & dipsVegetables with dipsBaked beansCorn-on-the-cob with individual butter squares on iceSalt potatoes with melted butterMacaroni and potato salads, coleslaw and green salad with dressingFruit saladHot dogsConeysSausagesHamburgersBBQ chicken, ribs, shrimpLobster/clam bakeKebabsRed & blue jello parfaits layered with cool-whipYogurt or vanilla ice cream layered with blueberries and strawberriesFlag sheet cake frosted with stars & stripesCupcakes decorated with sparklersRed, white and blue popsiclesStar or flag shaped and frosted sugar cookiesVanilla ice cream topped in strawberry or blueberry sauce or red/white blue sprinklesPretzel rods with ends dipped in melted white or semisweet chocolate and then dunked in red/white/blue sprinkles
DrinksLemonadeRed and blue colored kool-aidOffer flavored syrups and seltzer to make own flavored drinksAssorted bottled beer and soft drinks
1 1/2 oz Tequila
Pour tequila over the ice in a highball glass. Fill with tonic. Stir and garnish with lime wedge.
Star Spangled JELLO Shooters
4 c Package Jello*
2 c Boiling water
2 c Liquor**
**86 or 100 proof vodka or rum - (don't use 151)
Dissolve the Jello in the boiling water and let it cool.
Add the liquor. Pour about 1/8 to 1/4 cup into little paper cups and chill.
Independence Day Lemonade
1 part Jack Daniel's bourbon
1 part triple sec
1 part sweet-and-sour mix
4 parts lemon-lime soda
Combine all ingredients and serve this refreshing drink over ice.
Born on the Fourth of July
1 1/2 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
1 1/2 oz sloe gin
cream or half & half
Pour blue Curacao into an ice-filled Collins glass. Carefully layer both the sloe gin and cream on top of the ice. (The result should be a blue and red drink with tendrils of white shooting through the colors.)
Sack racesEgg on spoon raceWater balloon toss (or egg toss)Let people decorate their own glass with glass paint pensMix several drops of food coloring in several colors into a tablespoon of baby or vegetable oil and pour into a glass jar of water. The food coloring drops will "explode" into colorful streamsHave the kids take turn rolling the coffee can to make homemade ice cream or take turns turning the handle in a hand-crank ice cream maker.Provide bubbles and assorted wands & blowers for younger kidsFrisbeesHoola hoopsFootballsPlayground ballsPaddleballsPaint finger & toenails in 4th theme for the girlsFace painting stars & stripesTie dye shirts in patriotic colorsBocce ballHorseshoesFill red/white/blue balloons with confetti and paper streamers, inflate & pop later to release the contents
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