July 4th is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the United States. On July 4th 1776, the United States adopted the Declaration of Independence, which declared the United States free from Great Britain. July 4th is a wonderful holiday filled with backyard cookouts, town wide festivals, and glamorous firework displays. Maybe July 4th is a day where you like to invite your family and friends over to your house and spend the day celebrating with people you know! Well here are a few party ideas that can spice up your party and keep everyone at your party excited.
A good rule to follow for a 4th of July party is that everything you do should have something to do with America… This may sound very difficult, but it very easy to do! Make sure everything you use is either red, white, or blue (or all three), or some how relates to the American flag. All of your guests will appreciate your effort and it will also make the party much more patriotic!
When people arrive at your party they are going to want something to snack on. Why not start off with some delicious strawberries. Not just any ordinary strawberries though, try decorating your creating some “patriotic strawberries.” Instead of drizzling your strawberries in just chocolate you can use some red, white, and blue frosting to give them a nice America feel. Add some little star sprinkles for the finishing touch. Recipe from foodjoy.us
When the adults start to arrive you can bust out a little surprise that will be sure to get even the boring ones excited. Try making red, white, and blue jello shots! The process is a little longer than regular jello shots because you have to use 3 different colors of jello, but the end results is phenomenal! Don’t drink too many though, just because you cant taste the alcohol doesn’t mean it isn’t there!
There is no such thing as 4th of July without fireworks! Unfortunately real fireworks are extremely dangerous and illegal in the most states and you can’t be lighting them off in your backyard. Professionals put on firework displays all over town and you can usually see them from several miles away! If you want to give your kids a chance to play with fireworks I recommend going to your local Coscto, or Target and buying the sprinkler/fountain fireworks. These don’t blow up, or shoot up into the sky. Instead they spew out tons of colorful sparks, or make loud whistling noises! Enough fun keep the kids entertained without the danger of losing a finger.
One more idea that is popular on July 4th is a 3 layered cake, but instead of different flavors, you layer the cake with the colors of the American flag, red, white and blue. Thanks to recipegirl.com for the picture, visit her site for the exact recipe and directions to make this cake. This is a great way to send your guests home with a lasting impression of your July 4th party.
We hope these tips were helpful and gave you a few ideas of how to make your July 4th party a little better. Be safe for this holiday, don’t drink and drive and God Bless America!
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