If you’re planning to hold your own celebration for Independence Day, there are plenty of DIY Fourth of July Party ideas that you can put to use to make your get-together memorable for both you and your guests.
The keyword here is “fun.” July 4th in Tampa is right in the middle of the sizzling summer, but it’s also one of the most relaxing times of the year. The kids are out of the school, lots of people are taking time off work and there’s not a lot of “holiday stress” around Independence Day.
If you’ve decided to host a July Fourth Party, here are some Fourth of July Party ideas that are easy to do but have a big impact.
Instead of serving drinks and holding silverware in plastic cups, try decorating glass jars with red, white and blue for a more old-fashioned, homespun look.
Spray paint is cheap, so why not use it to add some patriotic flair to your front lawn? Paint stars and other Independence Day-themed designs on the grass for a fun, colorful look.
Cookies are a tasty treat – you can never, ever go wrong by serving them. Baking cookies with red, white and blue icing and sprinkles makes them a perfect addition to your July 4th party.
Festive and healthy! Take a fruit such as watermelon and cut it into star shapes for a delicious Fourth-of-July-themed snack!
Next Level Food
When celebrating July 4th in Tampa, there are a ton of great recipes for your get-together, including staples such as hotdogs and hamburgers. But you can also take it to the next level with these recipes for food such as BBQ chicken and cheddar burgers, mini shrimp rolls and slow-cooked teriyaki ribs.
Fourth of July Bingo
Bingo is an iconic party game. For the Fourth of July, the rules of the game stay the same. But you can give it a fun patriotic twist by making the cards contain various American symbols, historical events and historical figures.
Sweet Treats and Decorations
Here are some quick ways to make sweet treats with a patriotic flair.
Lollipop centerpiece. Make a fun, patriotic, edible centerpiece with nothing but some lollipops with red, white, and blue wrappers and a jar to put them in.
Popsicle stick flag. Glue some popsicle sticks together and paint them like the American flag. This can be either a fun craft with the kids or a cute homemade decoration!
Patriotic desserts. Try a scoop of vanilla ice cream with strawberries and blueberries for a delicious red, white, and blue sweet treat.
Flag wreath. This is an easy-to-make craft and a cute decoration for your party! All you need are wooden clothespins and acrylic paint. You can even get the kids to help!
This sort of thing works well at the state fair, so why not at your party? Simply bake tater tots that you have sprinkled with a generous amount of Parmesan cheese because cheese makes everything better. Then, serve them with your choice of dipping sauce.
These are some of the Fourth of July Party Ideas that make your summer even more fun. Take the time to make this a special holiday for your friends and family.