I absolutely love the 4th of July. It’s so much fun celebrating our country’s independence while we spend quality time with our loved ones and eat some really yummy food. In my opinion, no Fourth of July is complete without a BBQ. You may actually be throwing one yourself for your friends and family this year. If so, you’re going to need all the greatest ideas for food and decor to make sure your BBQ is the most patriotic that it can be. There are so many fun things you can do with food and decorations to really spice up your get together so that it looks beautiful and feels festive. Check out these 10 4th of July party ideas that’ll have everyone celebrating at your BBQ.
1. Star Watermelon
Watermelon is one of the best summer fruits, so it makes sense to include it in a Fourth of July party. Instead of cutting it up into the usual cubes or triangles, get your cookie cutters out and cut out some adorable heart shaped pieces for everyone to enjoy. This looks so much cuter than the cubes and goes perfectly with the Fourth of July theme.
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2. Ice Cream Sandwiches
Let’s be honest, when it comes to throwing a BBQ or any kind of party for that matter, things can get pretty stressful and overwhelming. I’m all about simplicity when it comes to having a get together. The easier it is on me, the less stressed out I’ll be. That’s why these ice cream sandwiches are perfect for your Fourth of July BBQ dessert. You don’t have to make anything, in fact, all you have to do is roll the ice cream sides in some cute, festive sprinkles, and you’ve got yourself a pretty and patriotic dessert.
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3. American Flag Utensil Holders
I am completely in love with these American flag mason jars that are used here to hold utensils. They’re just so adorable and if I ended up making these myself I would be tempted to keep these out in my house all the time, not just during patriotic holidays. These would make such a cute addition on your food table and would really brighten up the whole look of your party.
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4. Firecracker Hot Dogs
We’ve all seen pigs in a blanket, but have you ever seen a firecracker hot dog? These are such a cute Fourth of July food item because of obvious reasons that I’m sure you already know. These would make a huge *pop* at your BBQ and everyone will love these creative appetizers.
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5. Fruity Ice Drinks
I love nothing more than a fun drink at a party. It’s just so much more enjoyable to drink a pretty juice or cocktail instead of a can of soda or a bottle of water, especially when you’re at a themed get together. These drinks would not only make a tasty, refreshing addition to your BBQ, but they would really add to that whole patriotic theme with these frozen berry ice cubes. Not to mention that they look absolutely beautiful and so colorful.
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6. Lawn Stars
For an unexpected effect at your BBQ, spray paint some stars on your grass in the backyard. This adds a fun little detail of decor that no one will expect. It’s always exciting to have little bits and pieces of decor that add to the whole look and theme of your party. It’s great that these stars are only temporary, too, since once the grass grows out and gets cut, they’ll be gone.
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7. Red, White, And Blue Pasta Salad
Pasta salads are always a must when it comes to BBQs, so why not make a patriotic pasta salad by dying your noodles? This is easy to do and adds so much more impact than your normal colored noodles. Just add in a few other ingredients, and some yummy dressing and not only will you have a tasty side dish, but a festive one, as well.
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8. Festive Fruit Salad
What is it about eating fruit on a hot summer day? It’s so refreshing and full of flavor that makes it really hard to stop eating. If you’re going to make a fruit salad for your Fourth of July BBQ, don’t use the usual fruit. Instead, use red, white, and blue fruits so it goes with the theme of the holiday.
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9. Fourth Of July Balloons
Balloons always make a fun piece of decor at parties and get togethers, so it makes sense to include them at your BBQ this July. Instead of buying plain red, white, and blue balloons, get a little creative with some festive confetti inside clear balloons. It’s different than the usual balloon decorations that will make a bigger impact on the whole look of your party.
10. Photo Booth Printables
Now a days, photo booths are a must at parties. Everyone loves a good photo booth, especially when it comes to having fun props to take pictures with. The best part about these is that they are printables, so all you have to do is print them off, then attach them to some sticks and you’re done. Lay them out next to your photo booth area, and let your guests have at it.