Fourth of July Parade
How about getting everyone together for a Fourth of July parade in your neighborhood? Or how about a block party?
How to Host a Fourth of July Parade
Gather the neighborhood kids for a parade. Kids can decorate their bikes, scooters, tricycles and strollers.
Close traffic in the street where you’ll be having the parade (check with your local government for any restrictions on doing this or to obtain permits).
Publicize! You’ll want kids to come out and participate, as well as households without kids to come and watch!
Set out lemonade, watermelon, a flag cake and other fun snacks, or have a potluck.
After the parade, play some of the great games off our water games list to keep cool.
For younger children, set out some plastic pools and fill them with water. Have lots of soaker tubes, water guns, and such. Hook up a sprinkler to play in if you can! You can also fill tubs with bubbles and provide lots of wands.
Kids love face painting. Buy some paint in red, white and blue and try your hand at making stars, flags or fireworks.
Don't forget to let the pets get in on the action! Dress them up in patriotic bandanas. As a matter of fact, you could organize a July 4th Pet Parade just for them!
Looking for a smaller, backyard party instead? Lots of great ideas to make your celebration fun and unique. A party to remember!