Happy Independence Day America! The Fourth of July is the official kick-off for summer! From picnics to barbecues to pool parties we have some spectacular ideas that will help make your celebration the best it can be. Firecrackers and fireworks won’t be the only thing blowing the guests mind!
Interactions and Activities
Some great activity ideas for kids would be making snow cones with red, white and blue dye. Another good idea would be Fourth of July face painting and giving out temporary tattoos all related to the holiday. Adults can play card games like poker using red or blue cards along with red, white and blue chips. An idea to interact the adults and kids would be a Fourth of July hunt. Create a list of items, all related to the holiday, and have the children and adults search for those items. Winner gets an awesome prize!
Hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled cheese and mac and cheese are all classic Fourth foods. Who says they can’t be up scaled and upgraded? Ration the portions to make them smaller and use them as the starters for the evening. Barbecue chicken and broccoli slaw are a great addition to keep it light on a hot day. Add some colorful drinks to accompany the delicious food you will be consuming.
Who doesn’t like sweets during a holiday? For desert try making a layer cake with red, white and blue layers. Pick the icing color as you see fit! Or try dipping strawberries in white chocolate and then the tip in blue sprinkles for a yummy desert snack! Pie! Make mini versions of American classics like apple pie or blueberry cobbler. For a lighter side of try a simple layered parfait with blueberries and strawberries with cream or yogurt.
Use a wreath all decked out in red, white and blue accompanied with stars as an entry point. For your table, whether it is buffet style or sit down dinner, have simple tablecloth with accents of red, white and blue. Collect mason jars and colored napkins and place the silverware in the jar. The mason jar doubles as your actual cup for the day.
Ending the night with fireworks is an expected but don’t forget about the firecrackers! Even add some sparklers and take photos while you try to make different shapes. The Fourth of July is one of those holidays that needs to be celebrated outside among all your friends and family. We are celebrating our independence after all!