5 Steps to Make the 4th of July Awesome

Hosting a summer party is one thing, but if you’re hosting a 4th of July party you probably want it to go above and beyond the average backyard get together. It’s not always easy to plan a fun holiday party, but luckily for you there are some great tips here that will get you feeling inspired!


1. Decorations

Nothing sets the mood for a party like the atmosphere of the area. You and all of your guests can have a great time at a plain party without decorations, BUT you’ll have everyone in a much more festive and lively mood if you’re willing to take the time to spice up your home and yard a bit for the occasion.

Set a budget for yourself for both money and time that you’re willing to spend on getting your place ready for the party and stick to it.

There are so many great ideas for how to dress up your normal home to turn it into the 4th of July hotspot!

Patriotic Garland

There's nothing like a garland to set the mood of a party. You can buy one of make your own with a little DIY skills.

Check how to make a patriotic lighted garland at Fun Home Things.

Bandanas Napkins

Use some red, white and blue bandanas to add a festive atmosphere to your table. 

Check how to do it at Two Shades Of Pink.

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Red, white and blue flowers

What about a patritic bouquet to decorate your dining table ? 

See more decorating ideas at GoogHouseKeeping.

Make a door Wreath

Welcome your guests in style with a beautiful DIY door wreath. 

See the instructions at AllYou.

A Patriotic Table Setting

The party wouldn't be complete without a nice table setting. Don't be shy with it!

Check this beautiful table setting from BetweenNapsOnThePorch.

2. Drinks

This doesn’t have to include alcohol, but it can if you are hosting a more adult audience. Whatever your preference, make sure you do your best to suit the tastes of the people attending. Chances are you won’t know what everyone likes and dislikes. To be safe, make a large array of drink types available (always remembering to include ice water!).

Don’t take the easy way out and line a collection of 2 liter sodas on a table. Instead, try some themed 4th of July drink mixes that will make even the most timid guests feel like trying something new.

Non-Alcoholic Punch

This one is perfect for the kids and for your non-drinking friends. 

Find out the instructions at AtlantasFrugalMom.

Red, White and Blue Daiquiris

Your friends will adore this somptuous cocktail. Find the instructions at FoodNetwork.

Red, White and Blue Cocktails

Surprise your friends with amazing red, white and blue cocktails that look and taste beautiful.

For the recipe and more cocktails, check out PunchBowl.

4th Of July Jello Shots

3. Food

One thing almost everyone remembers about their favorite party is the food that was served. Good food puts even the grouchiest people into a great mood! Good tastes are not all the matter for your party.

Presentation can be equally as important to get everyone in the right state of mind to devour the goodies in front of them. Set up a perfect 4th of July party using any number of themed recipes that are perfect for indoor and outdoor parties.

Firecracker Hot Dog

These firecrackers hot dog look yummy and are perfect to make your table festive.

You can find the recipe at PopSugar.

Patriotic Pasta Salad

A salad can serve as a starter or as a side dish so why not make a patriotic sald?

Find the step by step instructions at LunnaeMcCoy.

Red, White and Blue Deviled Eggs

Find out how to make these funny and festive eggs at CreatedBy-Diane.

American Flag layered Dip

Find it at LesPetitesGourmettes.

Star Foods

Perfect for your 4th of July party, star foods are the perfect appetizers or desserts.

Find star pizza and other star food ideas at CountryLiving.

4. Desserts

Fun and tasty desserts help to keep the good spirits and energy levels up throughout the day of the party. Those same desserts will have a much bigger impact on the memories of your guests if you also make them go along with the theme of the 4th of July.

It’s easy to experiment with bite-sized bits of dessert, pies, cupcakes, and more that will be fantastic for your party and festive enough to keep your guests entertained.

Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

Your dessert list wouldn't be complete without fruits and these strawberries are the perfect solution.

Find out how you can make them at TheKitchenIsMyPlayground.

Triple Berry Frozen Smoothies

Try these delicious frozen smoothies that look abslolutely stunning.

You will find the entire recipe at InKatrina'sKitchen.

Patriotic Brownie Cookies

These sandwich cookies look exquisite and will please anyone. 

Find the recipe at ThisSillyGirl'sLife.

Patriotic Cupcakes

You have to try these beautiful cupcakes!

Check them out and more brilliant patriotic desserts at TasteOfHome.

5. Music

A party wouldn’t be complete without good music so it’s time to get your stereo out.

Have you ever heard of a 4th of July playlist? Don’t imagine a lot of sappy songs, but consider your favorite tunes for the mix! Beyond that, there are a million different ways to play your music even if your house is a bit difficult for setting up. Make the most of your music playlists before the party date arrives.

You get you started, we have selected some of the best patriotic music for your 4th of July Party.

The sooner you start getting your mind working on your party planning, the better! Don’t wait until the week of the big day to figure out what you’re going to do. Plan ahead so you can end up with the most memorable party your guests will attend all year!

Hopefully, our 5 steps will help you plan your perfect 4th of July party!

Let's the fun begin!

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