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Fourth of July Party Ideas

Updated on June 22, 2008

Bring the festivities into your home!

How to spice up the holiday

Independence day. For some of us it means juicy sweet corn on the cob, for others crisp apple pie. Kids may look forward to the late evening fireworks, men may look forward to getting their grill going and firing some good old charcoaled meat. Regardless of what the Fourth of July means to you, we all share the urge to reunite with family and friends and spread the patriotism.

In order to get really in the mood, there are various decor options that will help your home turn out to be festive with red, white and blue color themed items. Nothing beats a properly decorated home and festive table that will leave your family and friends aww and ahhh as they enjoy their best Fourth of July ever.

Planning ahead is vital if you strive to turn this Independence day into something really special. Here are some tips on how to turn your home into a grand celebration event.

-Don't forget the flag! Get a nice, big old flag and display it in front of your home. Let the patriotism rule before even entering your home!

-Bake the apple pie shortly before friends and family arrive. Nothing makes a home cozier than the warm smell of apple pie!

-Send out patriotic invitations and for those that need directions let them know your home is the one with the big flag.

-Display red, white and blue flowers in an elegant vase and put them in the middle of the table.

-Serve blueberries, strawberries and chunks of banana in a nice fruit bowl.

-Make red and blue star shaped ice cubes with cool- aid and serve them with drinks

-Have your guest's children make their own flag and supply red and blue crayons and white paper.

-Buy patriotic sprinkles, and sprinkle them on the apple pie's ice- cream.

-Print out the Pledge of Alliance, make copies , plastify them and use them as table mats.

-Get all your patriotic cd's out and play them

-Get plenty of coolers out, to keep your guest refreshed!

-Leave available tubes of mosquito repellant and light up some citronella candles. Make sure you can keep an eye on them though!

-Feed classical typical American food, a fourth of July cannot be a Fourth of July if chinese food or lasagna is served. Serve hot dogs, burghers, potato salad, lemonade, apple pie, cupcakes, corn on the cob, baked beans, blue and red jello, blueberries and strwaberies, watermelon, ice cream, yum!

-Have the kids set up a lemonade stand, let them raise some money to use for a nice after dinner bingo.

-If fireworks are allowed in your area, play it safe and keep a watchful eye on kids.

As seen, there are plenty of ideas on how to make your Fourth of July memorable this year. Planning up front is vital, and make sure to send out invitations pretty early.I wish you all a great and safe Independence day!


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    • alexadry profile image

      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 9 years ago from USA

      Yeah, my fourth of July went pretty well, thanks for posting!

    • monitor profile image

      monitor 9 years ago from The world.

      That is a lot of planning you do for your holidays. I am sure they are a success.

      Your fan.


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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 9 years ago from USA

      Thank you! I am happy it gave you some ideas!

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      tranndee 9 years ago

      Nice hub with some simple, but really good ideas. Definately going to do the blueberries, strawberries and bananas.