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We have lots of great Fourth of July party ideas to make your Independence Day celebration fun and unique!

Patriotic decorations are plentiful and it can be inexpensive to put some things together with what you already have to get the most bang for your buck.

Anyone can do a cookout, but what if you could turn your July 4th Celebration into something to remember...?

Throw the Best 4th of July Party EVER

Anyone can do a cookout, but what if you could turn your July 4th Celebration into something to remember...?

Part of it is food, part of it is decoration, but part of it is what you'll do with everyone when they get to your house!

If you have a pool, that helps make it a little easier, but you can't even rely on that entirely because not everyone wants to swim all the time.

What about games? Who says kids are the only ones who love games?

Have an Old Fashioned Fourth by playing these old-fashioned games! If there are kids involved, you can rest assured that grandma and grandpa will LOVE teaching them these classics:

  • Marbles
  • Jacks
  • Sack Races
  • Three Legged Races
  • Catch
  • Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest
  • Hula Hoops
  • Bubbles
  • Create one of these 30 Great American Flag Crafts
  • Play some printable games - purchase some like these online and print as many as you need at home:
    Independence Day 4th of July Games Pack

    Beat the Heat at your Fourth of July Party

    It’s July, and if you don’t have a pool you’ll be looking for games to help you beat the heat!

    Stay cool with our list of water games! And if you have access to a pool, you'll be interested in these fun pool games.

    You could also have some fun playing out your own battles by having a good game of Capture the Flag.

    If you want to do things up really big, how about having neighborhood parade or block party for July 4th? Click here to learn how to set up a Fourth of July parade in your community.

    4th of July Food

    Traditional Independence Day meals usually involve a cookout of hamburgers, hot dogs, or BBQ. Serve them on red, white or blue plates, with checkered tablecloths, and a patriotic flag cake.

    This "Firecracker Cake" uses a basic white cake recipe, but with a surprise...

    4th of July Firecracker Cake4th of July Firecracker Cake
    4th of July CakeSurprise! Inside the cake it is red, white and blue!

    July 4th Party Shopping List

    I've tried to make it easy for you to plan your shopping to set up for this Fourth of July party by compiling this list which includes affiliate links. Summer parties should be easy to plan and easy to produce fantastic results!

  • Face paint for the kids
  • Patriotic Pinatas
  • Bubbles
  • Marbles
  • Jacks
  • Sacks for Sack Races
  • Hula Hoops
  • Water Guns
  • 4th of July printable party games.

    4th of July NailsHave little girls coming to your party? Include some red, white and blue nail polish for them!
    DECORATIONS Shopping List:
    1. Balloons
    2. Sidewalk Chalk
    3. Face paint
    4. Patriotic Pinwheels to stick in the ground
    5. Keep everyone cool with Patriotic Fans
    6. Patriotic Decorating Kit
    7. Hang a Patriotic Pinata for after the parade

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    A fun way to stay cool - water gun games!

    More splashing with water relay races.