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32 Ideas for Throwing a Fourth of July Party

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Sharing 32 Ideas for throwing a fourth of July party with the best red, white and blue ideas. Do you have patriotic decorating on your mind? It’s that time of year where I start to pull out my patriotic decor (see our patio) and start thinking about Memorial Day. Check out these 30 ideas for throwing a 4th of July party! Everything from decorations, party food, and activities for the kids at your big family even.

Best 4th of July Bash Ideas


4th of July Party Decorating Ideas

4th of july party decor does not need to be expensive. Paper banners and balloons in red, white and blue are inexpensive 4th of july party decorations.

Our 2019 Patriotic Patio featuring a seating, tablescape and beverage station.

patriotic beverage station with patriotic bunting, patriotic banners, white and red 3 tier tray with popcorn, striped platter, red striped tablecloth, American Sign

Shop our 4th of July patio here. 

Our 4th of July Patio Last year

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American Hamburger Bar and Decor at Talk of the House

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Mason Jar Flag Display at A Diamond in the Stuff


Patriotic Pallet Sign at Blooming Homestead


Fourth of July Flowers at The Casual Craftlete

4th of July banners hung on windows or a deck are the perfect decoration to show your patriotism. We purchased 2 sets of 2×4 flag banners here on Amazon and hung them from our new deck at our lake house.


If you have been following the lake house remodel, you have not seen this new deck or siding yet! This is a sneak peak :). Click through this post, “our New Hampshire lake house project” to see the tour.


Party Printables for July 4th at Lemonade Moments

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Easy DIY Bandana Tablecoth at The Gracious Wife

Independence-Day-Board fourth of july party ideas

Independence Day Liberty Art at The Happy Scraps


DIY Vintage Americana Party at Lia Griffith


Homemade Patriotic Party Lights at My Anything and Everything

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July 4th Mini Star Garland at Hawthorne & Main

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Stars and Stripes Serving Pieces at Infarrantly Creative

4th of July Party Food

Food for the 4th of July party can be so much fun to create! Don’t be afraid to use the food as decorations too! Colorful baked goods, jello shots and fruit in red, white and blue colors are all great decorative items for tabletops.

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Ombre Independence Day Cake at Brit & Co.

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Red, White, & Blue Fruit Skewers at Skinny Taste


American Flag Snack Tray at Made to Be a Momma

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Red, White, & Blue Pinwheel Cookies at Just a Taste

Smore's-Bar-July-4 fourth of july party ideas

4th of July S’mores Bar at Dukes & Duchesses


Firecracker Popcorn at The Nerd’s Wife

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Red Velvet Brownie Starts at I Should Be Mopping the Floor

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Kid Friendly Flag Drink at The Girl Creative

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Independence Day Soda Bar at Let’s Dish

4th of July activity ideas and games

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Fourth of July Kids’ Printables at 30 Handmade Days

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Star Spangled Slime at I Can Teach My Child

4th of July cornhole game on green grass

Our 4th of July Corn Hole game 

You can purchase patriotic corn hole games (here is my affiliate link) here! 

You can find patriotic corn hole games here to purchase

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Sparkle Bottles for the Fourth at Things to Share and Remember

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Patriotic Parade Wand from Quirky Inspired

Patriotic-Popsicle-Stick-Flag-Craft fourth of july party ideas

Popsicle Stick Flag Craft at A Pumpkin and a Princess


Fourth of July Water Blog for Kids at Club Chica Circle

30 Ideas for Throwing a Fourth of July Party – Phew, that was some amazing stuff wasn’t it? Every fourth of July party ideas are right here for your picking. Pick one or two and run with it! If you are looking for more patriotic ideas, be sure to see my post featuring how to setup your patio or see how we decorated our front door for the 4th of July last year! 

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  1. Thank you so much for including me in your amazing line up! So many great ideas, you have my wheels turning. 🙂
    Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Melanie Ferguson says:

    thanks for the great ideas and free printables for our July 4 celebration at home.