Plan a spectacular Fourth of July gathering this year using these creative Fourth of July party ideas. Ranging from Fourth of July themes to Fourth of July invitations, Fourth of July invitation wording, games, themes, decorations, and more, you’ll find everything you need for a fun-filled celebration.

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Fourth of July Party Ideas: DIY Fourth of July Party Decorations

You don’t have to spend a ton to decorate your Fourth of July party. These DIY Fourth of July party decorations can be put together easily with only a handful of affordable craft materials. Use them, along with other affordable decorations like colorful balloons, American flags, and streamers, to spruce up your Fourth of July party space.

DIY Fourth of July Party Ideas, Decorations: Painted Mason Jars & Flower Pots

Paint mason jars with red, white, and blue acrylic paint. You can keep it simple by painting each one a solid color or you can try to follow a stars and stripes pattern. Fill them with fresh cut flowers or place candles inside and use them as table centerpieces throughout your venue.

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Patriotic Painted Mason Jars Courtesy of Yesterdayontuesday.com.

You can do the same thing with ceramic flower pots. When you’re through painting, plant colorful summer flowers in your pots and place them near the entrance of your home or throughout your party space.

DIY Fourth of July Party Ideas, Decorations: Chalkboard, Patriotic Quotes

Find a simple chalkboard or make your own by covering a board or picture frame backing with chalkboard paint. Create a festive decoration piece for your Fourth of July party by inscribing your board with a patriotic message, like “America the land of the free,” or “Land of the brave.” Not feeling Crafty? Check out PurpleTrail.com for their simple and easy to use design center and create various items ranging from your own custom Fourth of July T-shirts, Pillows, Party Banners or Framed Prints. The possibilities are endless!

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Red, White and Blue Paper Chains Courtesy of Blog.diynetwork.com.

DIY Fourth of July Party Ideas, Decorations: Patriotic Paper Chain Garland

Remember those paper chains you made in elementary school? They can be used to add tons of festive charm to your Fourth of July party. Red, white, and blue paper chain garland can be hung vertically to add color to a white wall or strung across a table for a pop of Fourth of July color. Learn more about this simple DIY Fourth of July party decoration on Blog.diynetwork.com.

DIY Fourth of July Party Ideas, Decorations: Bandanna Bunting

Make your own DIY Fourth of July bunting by tying a number of star and stripe patterned bandannas together. You can also make your own Fourth of July tablecloth by either sewing or gluing, with fabric glue, a series of star and stripe patterned bandannas together.

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DIY Stars & Stripes Flower Pot Courtesy of Happyhealthyhip.com.

Fourth of July Party Ideas: Fourth of July Party Games & Activities

While for some gatherings, food, beverages, and conversation is enough to keep guests happy, others may require more engaging entertainment, especially when kids or newly introduced guests are involved. Whether you use these Fourth of July party games and activities as ice breakers or to entertain youngsters, they are bound to inspire camaraderie, mirth, and patriotism in guests.

Fourth of July Party Games: DIY Lawn Bananagrams

If you and your guests like Bananagrams, try making your own extra-large Bananagram pieces with cardboard, markers, and a box cutter for a lawn version of the classic table game. Check out the instructions here for a tutorial on how make wooden tiles, that you can use again and again, for your Fourth of July party.

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American Flag Fourth Of July Cookout Party by PurpleTrail.com.

The tiles can be used on the lawn similar to how you would use traditional tiles on a table. The lawn version’s large tiles add a physical element to the game, since you’ll have to walk, jog, or run around as you add on to your words. Learn how to set up the game and play on Constantlylovestruck.blogspot.com.

Fourth of July Party Games: Frisbee, Frisbee Golf

Frisbee is easy to set up, affordable, and a fun game nearly anyone can play. You can even make the classic game more interesting by setting up a frisbee golf course throughout your yard. Flag targets for each hole, which can be anything from a tree to lawn furniture. Then set a par number for each hole. Learn more about frisbee golf rules and how to make your own course at home on Greenplanet4kids.com.

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Little Girl Playing Croquet.

Fourth of July Party Games: Croquet

Croquet, a game where wooden mallets are used to hit balls through hoops on a grass court, can be lots of fun. If your yard is big enough, with a little equipment, you can create your own croquet court in your own backyard. Learn more about the game and rules here. For more fun party game ideas, check out our Fourth of July Party Games for Kids and Adult Party Game Ideas posts.

Fourth of July Party Activities: Photo Booth

Photo booths are always fun. If you’re throwing a large Fourth of July party and have a large budget, rent one for your party. If not, you can make your own photo booth with a camera, a tripod, and simple props by following the tutorial on PhotographyConcentrate.com. Try including props that fit the occasion, like Uncle Sam hats, American flags, and red, white, and blue glasses and boas.

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Backyard Movie Theater Photo Courtesy of Giverslog.com.

Fourth of July Party Activities: Outdoor Movie Theater

If you don’t have a movie projector, consider buying one or borrowing one from a friend for your Fourth of July party. You can set it up in your yard, along with a screen, a large white sheet will work, and some blankets, pillows, and lawn chairs, for your Fourth of July party. Play classic movies people of all ages can enjoy, or anything related to the Fourth of July, like Independence Day.

Fourth of July Party Activities: Red, White, & Blue Tie Dye

Tie dying can be fun for kids, teens, and even adults and it’s a great thing to do outside on a sunny day. You can make red, white, and blue tie dye T-shirts, bandannas, or bags with your kids before the Fourth of July or set up a tie dying station at your Fourth of July party. Check out this tutorial on AlphaMom.com for more information on the tie dye process and materials you’ll need.

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Photo of Kids Wearing Tie-Dye T-shirts Courtesy of Wheredowefindthetime.com.

Fourth of July Party Invitations

Your Fourth of July party invitations will give guests a glimpse at what’s ahead, so in addition to clearly conveying when and where your Fourth of July party will take place and what guests should bring, wear, and expect when they arrive, your invitations should also feature a festive palette and patriotic accents that reflect the holiday at hand.

To ensure your Fourth of July party invitations represent your celebration perfectly, make your own invitations on PurpleTrail.com. You can personalize any of the festive Fourth of July invitation templates featured here, along with many other creative designs, and you can even personalize corresponding envelopes, envelope liners, and address labels to go along with your design.

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Red, White, Brew Celebration Fourth Of July Invite by PurpleTrail.com.

Fourth of July Party Invitation Wording

Finding the perfect Fourth of July party invitation wording can be challenging, so below, and throughout this post, we’ve compiled a variety of Fourth of July party invitation wording samples you can use to find the perfect way to phrase your invitations.

Join us for an All-American

Fourth of July Party

July 4th, 2016

3:00 pm until midnight

The Smith’s Backyard

433 Rosewood Lane, Portland, Oregon

Come hungry! BBQ and beverages will be served.

We’ll watch the fireworks at 7:00 pm.

Please bring your own chairs.

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Fourth Of July Invite by PurpleTrail.com.

Fourth of July Party Themes: Fourth of July Pool Party Ideas

Celebrating Fourth of July poolside offers a variety of benefits; providing guests with a way to cool off during the peak of summer’s heat is one plus, while offering fun and entertainment for adults and children alike is another. If this Fourth of July party theme sounds right for you, use the Fourth of July pool party invitation tips and Fourth of July pool party invitation wording ideas for inspiration.

Fourth of July Pool Party Invitations

Make your own pool party invitations for your Independence Day gathering on PurpleTrail.com. Personalize one of their stylish templates with your choice of colors, wording, fonts, and more. Then complete your invitations with one the Fourth of July party invitation wording ideas below.

 

We Want You

to cool off with us at our annual

Fourth of July Pool Party

July 4th, 2016 at noon until late

Watch the fireworks with us poolside

while enjoying BBQ, drinks, games, and more.

Our Home

343 Oak Street, Miami, Florida

Bring swimwear, towels, and drinks.

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Cheerful Fireworks Fourth Of July Party Invitation by PurpleTrail.com.

Fourth of July Party Themes: Fourth of July Picnic Ideas

Fresh air, plenty of space, and a beautiful setting makes a Fourth of July picnic the perfect way to celebrate Independence Day with friends and family. Whether you want to save money and hold it at home or make it extra special by holding it at a beautiful beach, park, or another setting with a nice view, your guests are bound to be impressed. Use the Fourth of July picnic ideas below to find the perfect Fourth of July picnic invitations and Fourth of July picnic invitation wording for your special event.

Fourth of July Picnic Invitations

Your Fourth of July picnic invitations will be the first things your guests see of your celebration. To ensure they make a good first impression, include basic information like the time and place of your Fourth of July picnic along with colorful accents, background, and colors that reflect your theme and inspire excitement in guests. Complete your invitations with one of the Fourth of July picnic invitation wording samples below.

 

You’re invited to a Fourth of July picnic

(so bring a blanket)

and let’s celebrate our freedom

with picnic favorites, wine, and kite flying at

Streamline Park, Portland, Maine

July 4th from 3:30 pm until 10:00 pm

We reserved space with a great view

of the fireworks, which start at 8:00 pm.

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Blue And Red Western Fourth Of July Invite by PurpleTrail.com.

Fourth of July Party Themes: Fourth of July Potluck Ideas

With plenty of tasty food, beverages, and fresh air, your guests are bound to enjoy an outdoor Fourth of July potluck. As the host, you won’t have to worry about overspending on food or slaving away in the kitchen. Plus, guests’ food contributions will double as conversation pieces at the celebration. Whether you plan to keep your Fourth of July potluck simple or extravagant, you can use the Fourth of July potluck invitation tips and Fourth of July potluck invitation wording ideas for your celebration.

Fourth of July Potluck Invitations

Your Fourth of July potluck invitations should make the nature of your party abundantly clear via your invitation wording and design. You can include color accents and festive accents to embellish the holiday at hand and the Fourth of July potluck invitation wording sample below to ensure your guests know you’re holding a potluck and that they need to bring something.

 

Let’s eat, drink, and celebrate

red, white, and blue at a

Fourth of July Potluck

Friday, July 4th from 12 pm until midnight

Our Backyard

343 Stonemill Drive, Seattle, WA

Please bring a dish to pass. We’ll provide the beverages.

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Blue And Red Stars And Banner Fourth Of July Invite by PurpleTrail.com.

 

Fourth of July Party Themes: Fourth of July BBQ Ideas

Your Fourth of July party wouldn’t be complete without grilled favorites, like hamburgers, hot dogs, and corn on the cob. Check out our Summer 4th of July BBQ Ideas post for tips on organizing your holiday gathering. For Fourth of July BBQ invitation tips and Fourth of July BBQ invitation wording ideas, check out the sections.

Fourth of July BBQ Invitations

With Fourth of July BBQs being so popular, there are a ton of fun Fourth of July BBQ invitations to choose from. We recommend making your own using our Invitation Maker tools to put together something special and unique for your gathering. You can personalize any of the Fourth of July invitations featured throughout this post and additional ones on their website.

 

Fourth of July BBQ Invitation Wording

Uncle Sam Wants You To Come To

our red, white, and blue BBQ

Friday, July 4th at 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM

The Winston’s Backyard

343 Harmony Lane, Portland, Maine

Watch the fireworks with us at 5:00.

Enjoy grilled favorites and beverages all night long.

Please bring your own lawn chairs.

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Faux Silver Red White & Brew 4th Of July Invitation by PurpleTrail.com.

Hopefully you found these Fourth of July Party ideas and Fourth of July party themes inspiring. For more summer party ideas, make sure to check out our Summer Party Themes: Luau, Backyard BBQ, Picnic, Bonfire Party Ideas post.

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