Throw a Fourth of July Party to Remember

4th of July Party Ideas

Throw a Fourth of July Party to Remember

Fourth of July is one of the hottest holidays to throw a party – literally and figuratively! Throw a Fourth of July party that guests will remember for years using these tips and hand-picked ideas.

Create a Party Sub-Theme

What style and type of Independence Day party are you throwing? Old fashioned? Kid-friendly? Wild? Sparkly and glam? Choose your sub-theme and weave it into your party planning, from Independence Day invitations to food.

Wow With a Festive Invite

Your invitation is your guest’s first glimpse of your party. It sets the tone and speaks volumes of what your party will be like. Sendo Invitations have created a number of electronic invitations featuring Patriotic and Fourth of July themes, Summer themes, and more. Electronic invites with sound, music, and animation make 4th of July event planning easier for you AND wows your guests! Create your perfect Independence Day online invitation here.

4th of July Invitations

Get Creative With Snacks

Strawberries and whipped cream are staples in tons of Fourth of July party treats. It’s light, fresh, and cooling. Add blueberries for that pop of blue! These simple ingredients can be found in recipes for tortes, shortcakes, fruit kebabs, and more.

Throw a Fourth of July Party to Remember strawberry shortcake patriotic dessert snacks

Looking to add a touch of Patriotic elegance to your dish? Use blueberry puree to your whipped cream for a punch of blue.

Looking to “beef up” your typical burger spread? Add a few different types of outside-the-box cheeses like Bleu, Havarti, and Muenster. Or how about an exotic mustard or hot sauce collection?

Sparkles & Fire

Incorporate the sparkle and fire of the 4th of July into your decor and entertainment! Tiki torches enhance your ambiance with a hint of fire. Bonus: they repel bugs! The holiday wouldn’t be complete without sparklers. Kids love these! If you’re worried about burns, light your sparkler, drop it into a mason jar, and let them watch. Flameless candles and glowsticks are a safe, fun way to enhance your decor.

If you’re going for a glam sub-theme, glitter or shiny confetti is a must.

Signature Drink Recipe: Watermelon Mojitos!

No part is complete without a signature drink! Check out this recipe for Watermelon Mojitos from Girl vs Dough. They are refreshing … with a little kick!

Throw a Fourth of July Party to Remember signature drink watermelon mojitos recipe

Beat the Heat

July is HOT. Plan ahead to make sure your outdoor party areas are cool and enjoyable. Rent or purchase a canopy if you don’t have any type of covering on your deck or patio. You can also rent fans that release a fine mist. Guests stay cool, and the kids really enjoy it.

What more 4th of July party ideas?

Your turn! What are some of your exciting party plans for the Fourth of July? Share in the comments!

Jennifer Sitko Skarakis, a graphic designer and design enthusiast, is the founder of Sendo Invitations and editor of The Sendo Blog.

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