4th of July Party Ideas

Let The Fireworks Begin!

Why not celebrate in style with these 4th of July party ideas. Independence Day is approaching fast and you want to make the most of it.

4th of July party ideas can make your 4th of July 
the best one ever!

The fourth of July is such an exciting day! It's filled with summer fun and festivities, good friends and food and of course fireworks!

Starting with an outdoor bbq of burgers, hot dogs and potato salad, some good old fashioned apple pie & ice cream and maybe even some fun games and swimming. Decorating in red, white & blue is a great place to start preparing for your day.

So when you think about the 4th of July what comes to mind?

  • Liberty
  • Freedom
  • Independence
  • Pride
  • patriotism

Yes. These are the things that make this country so great but when we are celebrating these things we may also be thinking about:

  • Picnics
  • Barbecues
  • Swimming
  • parades
  • Fireworks
  • Luau
  • Parties

So, when planning your 4th of July celebration keep in mind the good old USA and make it a meaningful celebration with plenty of fun party ideas, food, and fun!

4th of july Decorations

We love decorating to celebrate the red, white & blue and there are so many great items to choose from. 

4th of July Activities


Honor this day by putting up your flag first and remember why we celebrate the 4th of July.


If your town has a parade it's a great way to get your 4th of July celebration under way. Plan to meet all your friends and family to enjoy the parade and be sure everyone brings a great breakfast of bagels or doughnuts to share, and don't forget the coffee.

Block Party

Block parties have been going on forever and it's because of all the fun! For great block party ideas, all you need for a festive 4th of July are a few party decoration ideas, and and some good party menu ideas to get you started and then follow up with the party music and couple of party game ideas like three legged races, water balloon fights and don't forget the baseball game.


The all American sport is baseball, so either go to a live game or have a game with your friends and neighbors. Let everyone play and have fun!


The hottest games are Murder Mystery games. These provide so much fun to any party! For 4th of July we like I Loathe A Parade - 4th of July Murder Mystery Party Kit. It's a 4th of July mystery with a patriotic twist! But you can find more mysteries at Mysteries on the Net.

Downloadable Cruise Murder Mystery Party Kit
The Captain Morgan Mystery - pirate treasure and Mayan gold
1920s Classic Murder Mystery Party Game Kit
4th of July Murder Mystery Party Kit

You can also get a 4th of July party pack with games that include:

  • Independence Day Trivia game
  • Independence Day Mad Libs
  • Patriotic Trivia match game
  • Presidential Trivia game
  • State Nicknames match game
  • Beers of the World place mat game
  • Nasty British Food trivia
  • Military Trivia
  • Baseball Trivia
  • Survival of the Fittest party game

  • Red, White & Blue Scavenger Hunt
  • Happy 4th of July Left-Right
  • American History trivia
  • Independence Day Synonyms game
  • Fast Food trivia
  • US Beers match game
  • Tangled Tongue Twisters Tango
  • Pick the Party Stars
  • Meet Your Match acting game
  • The Color of Music

Get your 4th of July Games Pack!

4th of July Food

Great 4th of July Party ideas include tasty yet casual foods. Most likely your 4th of July party will be outside with paper plates and plastic forks, just as it should be! Here are some great party food ideas to serve at your Independence Day celebration. Remember, the key is to keep it simple!

  • Chips & Dip
  • Vegetable platter & Ranch dressing
  • Guacamole & Tortilla Chips
  • Cheese & Crackers
  • Fruit Platter
  • Hot Dogs
  • Burgers & Cheese Burgers
  • Potato Salad
  • Watermelon
  • Barbecue Chicken
  • Hot sausage
  • Baked Beans
  • Fried Chicken
  • Ribs
  • Corn on the cob
  • Macaroni salad
  • Fresh Peaches
  • Lemonade
  • Iced Tea
  • Fruit Punch
  • Red, White & Blue Cake or Cupcakes
  • Apple Pie
  • Cherry Pie
  • Vanilla & Chocolate Ice Cream Cones
  • Flavored Ices 

Happy 4th of July!

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