Attention Party Hosts! These Fourth of July Entertaining Ideas Are For You
From classic American fare to DIY crafts, here’s everything you’ll need at this year’s Fourth of July celebration.
There are so many things to love about the Fourth of July. Summer is in full swing with barbeques, backyard parties and the best festive cuisine around. It’s also the perfect occasion to celebrate and honor America’s history with some Fourth of July popsicles, for instance. Now, it’s time to pull out all the stops and get ready for a Fourth of July bash that would make the founding fathers proud.
Here are some creative ways to add some flavor and entertainment to your celebration.
Put a fun spin on classic appetizers, food dishes and cocktails.
For a fun boozy drink, try a red, white and blue sangria (below) with fresh fruit. All you need are star-shaped cookie cutters, white wine, watermelon, pineapple and blueberries.
Decorations + DIY Crafts
What's a good party without some decorations? We have fun and easy DIY projects that will add some American flair to your party.
Ombre Party Tablescape
Give your plain white placemats and napkins a modern and patriotic update. Dip-dye using red- and blue-colored dye for a stylish look that can be used all summer long.
For a patriotic tablescape, buy cream colored placemats and dip them in red fabric dye to create a fun ombré table linen.
Entertainment + Games
Throwing an all-day party means a full entertainment schedule is necessary. Here are some ideas you can try when the excitement of yummy food wanes and hungry tummies are satisfied. For the kiddos, buy some bubble wands and make a homemade bubble soap. Backyard games are also fun for both adults and kids.
One of the great things about a cornhole is you can play it most anywhere, tailgating before the game, at the beach or in the backyard. Get step-by-step instructions to make a set of cornhole boards.
Giant Jenga-Style Tumbling Tower Game
Here’s another game you can play with a beer in hand, but not too many, you need a steady hand to win this suspense-filled game. To make a tower, you’ll need four 16-foot 2x4s. Cut the 2x4s into (72) 10-1/2" pieces. Sand the ends smooth, crack open a cold one and you’re ready to play.
Individuals or teams can play. The object is to wrap a bolo around a rung, with each rung being assigned a certain number of points. For example, one point for the bottom rung, three points for the middle and five points for the top rung. Get the instructions to make this game.