Most 4th of July parties are outdoor affairs and whether your party starts in the afternoon or the evening, a few extra touches can make it fun for everyone. It's easy to find red, white and blue decorations, American flags and flag themed items, pinwheels, glow sticks, and twinkle lights to dress up your backyard or party area. If your area allows, sparklers can be fun for kids (with supervision) or for a few seconds of pizzazz to cakes or desserts.
4th of July Party Invitations
Party Invitations for 4th of July celebrations are the best way to get the gang together to enjoy a day in the sun, on the water, in the pool, on the beach, at the park, or in your backyard.
4th of July Cocktails & Party Drinks
It's a challenge to find red, white and blue party drinks and cocktails for the 4th of July. One of the coolest looking drinks is the Red, White and Blue Margarita (pictured above.)
4th of July Sangria
Combine the ingredients in a large pitcher and stir. Chill in the refrigerator for at least four hours.
4th of July Games
If your party starts way before the fireworks do, you'll need to keep guests, especially the little ones, entertained. Here are some ideas:
4th of July Red, White & Blue Desserts
With fabulous fresh summer fruits like blueberries, cherries, strawberries, watermelon, pineapple, and even rhubarb, 4th of July desserts can be anything from a yummy cobbler, berries and shortbread, berry topped cheesecake, to just a bowl of fruit with whipped cream or ice cream.
1. Blueberry Shortcake ✮ 2. American Flag Cheesecake Bars
3. Red, White & Blue Cake ✮ 4. Dipped Strawberries
5. Lemon Blueberry Cookie Tart ✮ 6. Cherry Pie Bites
4th of July Party Checklist
To make throwing a party easier, create a checklist you can follow to take some of the stress out of having a party.
Basic Party Preparation
Create A Shopping List
Set Up for the Party
Some History on the Flags of the United States
The Stars and Stripes Flag of the United States originated as a result of a resolution adopted by the Marine Committee of the Second Continental Congress at Philadelphia on June 14, 1777. The resolution read: "Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field representing a new constellation. "
The American's Creed is the name of the national creed of the United States of America. Written as an entry into a patriotic contest in 1917 by William Tyler Page, it was adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives April 3, 1918.
"I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic, a sovereign nation of many sovereign states; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag; and to defend it against all enemies."