21 Fun and Patriotic 4th of July Party Ideas

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Having a party to celebrate Independence Day? Then you need to check out 4th of July party ideas! We have found 21 of best simple, creative and patriotic picks. Our selection will cover everything from food to décor. There is something for everyone red, white and blue drinks to stars and stripes cakes to funky decorations you could make yourself. Any of these will help you have the best party of the year.

1. USA Cookies

We are starting off these with awesome cookies. Each cookie has been created with a patriotic design and features the iconic landmark the Statue of Liberty. These would be a hit with all your guests. You could try and bake these or create your own design, maybe just the stars or maybe a flag.

2. 4th of July Balloon

Balloons are such an easy way to decorate a party, balloons do not cost a lot and the designs and colors available is endless. You could choose a balloon like this is features the traditional red, white and blue with happy 4th of July. A few of these would look great at any party. You could even have some lettered balloons to spell out USA.

3. Stars and Stripes Flag Cake

A party isn’t a party without cake! There are so many cake designs for this occasion, when we saw this amazing cake we just had to share. This one features the classic stars and stripes with a little surprise. When the cake is cut, the American flag is inside! A cake like this will wow, if you love baking try and create this yourself, there are tutorials available online.

4. Invites

If you are having an event like a party or BBQ then you need invitations. An invitation like this would be a great choice. It features the patriotic colors, with fireworks and a funky font. All your family and friends will love receiving a cool invitation like this. You could use this as inspiration to create your own.

5. Mason Jar Cocktails

Having a BBQ or outdoor party? Then you need to check out these jar cocktails. This cocktail is red and blue with a flag straw. As these are in a jar it just gives the overall look a rustic, country feel that would be perfect for your outdoor events. You could put any cocktail in a jar. There are many recipes available and plenty red, white and blue.

Red and Blue Mason Jar Cocktail for 4th of July Party Ideas

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6. Firework 4th of July Party Ideas

Fireworks are very popular for the 4th of July. If you can’t have fireworks or don’t want the responsibility of them then consider a unique “firework” station like this. The jars feature sparklers and party snaps. The sparklers give you the beautiful sparkle and the snaps are loud so these are a fun way to recreate the sound. Something like this would be great at any party, it is fun for all the family.

7. 4th of July Party Table

Decoration is important at a party. When guests are coming, you want everything to look its best. If you are having food consider creating an awesome table like this. It features all the patriotic colors with fun napkins and part of the national anthem on a sign. A table setting like this would be perfect for a BBQ.

4th of July Party Table for 4th of July Party Ideas

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8. Photo Booth Props

Photo booths are fun for the whole party across all ages. All you need is a camera and props. For the 4th of July, you could have a photo booth with American props like these. This selection feature iconic American symbols and fun designs for summer. You will have fun pictures as a reminder of your epic party. If you like crafts and are creative you could have a go at making these yourself.

9. Fourth of July Cutlery

Jazz up your knives and forks for the special occasion with star decorations like these. You could go all out and have the red napkins and blue cutlery or just use the napkins and stars to decorate the silver ones. Something like this will make your tables look special and patriotic perfect for the occasion. 4th of July party ideas like this are simple and cheap to create.

Red, White, Blue and Stars Cutlery for 4th of July Party Ideas

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10. 4th July Party Props

Guest of all ages will love 4th of July party ideas like these. There is something for everyone from flags to funky headbands. A table like this would be a fun addition to any party. Would also make a great photo opportunities, as you can get some funny and awesome pictures of everyone with something patriotic.

4th of July Party Props for 4th of July Party Ideas

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11. American Flag Pie

Pie is a classic dessert. Give yours a patriotic finishing with this American flag design. A pie like this will wow your guests! You could add any filing. There are tutorials available online to help you create this amazing dessert. It looks too good to eat… almost.


American Flag Pie for 4th of July Party Ideas

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12. Jello Shots

Jello shots will be a hit at any party! These are fun and can be made with any color jello and alcohol. As it is the 4th of the July red, white and blue shots like these would be perfect. You could also add in a little American flag to. If you to make these yourself there are lots of jello shot tutorials online.

13. Trendy 4th of July Party Ideas

If the red, white and blue is not your thing, then consider a trendy party theme like this. The black, white and gold color scheme is chic and will give a sophisticated vibe. You could even add some blue or red accent pieces. The calligraphy used on the anthem sign is stunning. Party pieces like this will glam up your 4th of July.

Chic and Trendy 4th of July Party Ideas

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14. White and Blue Strawberries

Summer and strawberries are the perfect combination. Give you strawberries a patriotic makeover by dipping them in white chocolate and blue sprinkles. These would be great for a 4th of July BBQ. You could create many different designs you could even drizzle the chocolate in stripes.

White and Blue Strawberries 4th of July Party Ideas

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15. Red, Wine and Blue Glass

Have some fun and give your guests a novelty glass like this. It features a quote “red, wine and blue”. This is a patriotic glass with humor and is perfect for any party. You could even create a label like this for bottles and other glasses or jars.

16. 4th of July Buffet Table Idea

Looking for buffet table inspiration? Then this is a great place to start. It features a cake that will wow. There are also little red, white and blue touches with food, plates and drinks. It uses the elements in of the flag to create the perfect party table.

17. Stars and Stripes Decorative Wreath

Wreaths are a popular way to decorate for a few occasions. Make the 4th of July one of them with this American flag wreath. It features the stars and stripe design to create a chic decoration. If you like crafts and DIY you could even make one yourself to make it unique.

18. Rocket Firework Cake Topper

If you love the fireworks on the 4th of July then these cake toppers are for you! These cute toppers feature different colored rockets. Little paper rockets like these will be the perfect finishing touch to any cake. You could make these yourself to.

19. Red, White and Blue Shots

Make patriotic shots for your guests this Independence Day. You can make shots like these with Blue Curacao and raspberry vodka. Pour raspberry vodka in the bottom and finish off with the blue curacao. These are simple and all your guests will love them. There are variations on how to make these and you could even add some cream on top.

20. USA Banner

Banners are an easy way to decorate for a party. This USA one is cute and rustic making it perfect for our 4th of July party ideas. Something like this would make a great craft project. You could re-create this in so many ways and even make one that says the 4th of July.

21. 4th of July BBQ Burger

No 4th of July BBQ or party would be complete with a burger. These are classic American favourite. You could also add a little American flag on the top like this. It just gives the burger an extra special 4th of July finishing touch. The flag paper plates would also be a great choice!

We hope you have found the perfect 4th of July party ideas.