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5 Last Minute Party Ideas for Fourth of July

5 Last Minute Party Ideas for Fourth of July

Whether you’re already done making your outdoor space Fourth of July ready and just looking for last minute ideas or you totally forget you invited Karen and Dave over and need some fast and easy ideas-you’ve come to the right place! Kick off your bash with a bang this year with these 5 last minute Fourth of July party ideas:

1. Add Patriotic Flair

From flag banners to red, white and blue serving dishes there is a wide variety of fun and easy ways to add patriotic flair to your celebration. Build on this look by creating a tabletop display with plates, napkins, some confetti and these adorable DIY patriotic mason jars.

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2. Keep the Kids Busy

Sitting at a table and listening to adults talk all night isn’t a lot of fun for kids. Keep them entertained with a goodie bag full of Fourth of July fun! Pack a few coloring pages, bubbles, sidewalk chalk and temporary tattoos in a fun patriotic themed bag to guarantee a fun night for all your guests. 

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3. Spread out the Food

Set up stations for beverages and snacks to help spread out the areas where guest congregate, allowing your guest to move and mingle around the party with ease. You can even incorporate the red, white and blue theme into your beverages and snacks by offering Fourth of July themed cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks like cupcakes and fruit kabobs.

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4. Break out the Games

With so many family and friends at your Fourth of July party you are sure to have all age ranges looking for fun activities to enjoy. Playing corn hole or hosting a watermelon seed spitting contest are fun and easy activities that can be enjoyed by everyone. If you have a large space why not plan a scavenger hunt with clues about the history of Independence Day? Winner gets to decide which firework to set off first!

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5. Extend the Party

With everyone excitedly awaiting the fireworks celebration, make lighting your outdoor space another important aspect in your Fourth of July party. Add a soft glow to your space by incorporating lighting options like tiki torches, a fire pit or lantern candle holders. Red, white and blue glow sticks add a festive feel for kids to have their own fun with light as the night darkens.

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For even more ideas, click here to check out our Fourth of July Pinterest Board.


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