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All American 4th Of July Party

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The Fourth of July, the loveliest of holidays! Hot summer days, classic American food, good friends, and of course fireworks! The beauty of a 4th of July party is that it is such a classic hometown party, that you really can decorate however feels right to you! There is so much you can do with Red, white, and blue! I have so many July 4th party ideas I’m excited to share with you! This is one of my favorite holidays for easy party ideas.

Throw a great party for the 4th of July with these themed ideas for food and treats! Includes great tablescape inspiration, ideas for a kid's table, and free July 4th printables to make your backyard party extra fun this summer.

July 4th Party Ideas

Now that I am a mother, holidays are all about the little ones. The fourth of July is so exciting for kids – hot dogs, sweet summer treats, and then top the night off with fireworks! My 4th of July party this year, is centered on the little ones.

July 4th Party Kids Table

Create a fun table just for the kids at your next July 4th party! The old milk bottles are great for drinks.

I created a table just right for the kids; I normally am so focused on adult table, that the kids’ stuff gets pushed to the side.

July 4th Party Ideas - make the kids table something special! Free printable patriotic glowstick holders!

At the kids table I made them each their own setting with a star plate.

Star shaped plates are a must for your 4th of July party! So fun. These free printables are cute, too. Great ideas for a July 4th party.

I put the glowsticks in holders that I printed.
(You can get free copies of the printables here!)

Add a few small treats or toys in a bucket as a gift for your younger guests. They will love it! | July 4th party ideas.

The treat buckets had ring pops, glow sticks, a flag, bubbles, and a pencil. They were decorated with a little tag that said, “I hope you had a blast”!

Cherries are perfect for snacking and decorating your 4th of July party!

I set little baskets of cherries at each setting, and a vintage milk bottle for them to refuel with lemonade at the drink stand. I love to repurpose old things we have lying around the house.

An old electrical spool is perfect for holding fireworks. Great upcycle idea!

We remodeled last year, and I snagged an electrical spool before the dump truck took everything away. I used this spool to create a fireworks station for the littles. Adult supervision was needed, but the plethora of supplies should keep them entertained for a while!

July 4th Party Food Station

The perfect food station for a fourth of July party! Hot dogs and simple sweets like cookies and push pops are great for an outdoor summer party.

The food table was comprised of a cool summer sweets side and a hot dog stand. After all, what says 4th of July more than ice cream and hot dogs.

Don't forget the condiments and a cute sign when you create a hot dog stand! Love the idea to set them up high on old pallets. Great for an outdoor party.

The hot dog stand had various types, and of course all the condiments.

July 4th Party Desserts

Dessert is always my favorite, so I made sure there were lots of desserts.

Desserts are a must at a party. Give your guests lots of choices - this 4th of july party has cookies, push pops, mini bunt cakes and ice cream. YUM!

Ice cream sandwiches, ice cream cups, and otter pops were all on hand.

Thick ice cream sandwiches made with homemade cookies, and a touch of red and blue sprinkles on the edges. Perfect for a fourth of July party!

Otter Pops are the best for a hot summer party.

The baked goods were these delicious mini bundts and I whipped up some 4th of July sugar cookies as well.

Every july 4th party needs baked goods! These cookies are really cute, and they would be super easy to make.

Mini bunt cakes are great for a party. If you do lots of small desserts, your guests get to try everything.

Fourth of July cookies. Fireworks with icing and shaped like hearts because you love America!

I even added some red licorice whips and blue candy to keep my color theme going!

Red licorice whips and blue gumballs are perfect for a patriotic July 4th party!

July 4th Party Decorations

An old pallet makes a great background for an outdoor July 4th party tablescape. This paper fan project is easy to make, and it turns out SO cute.

As a background I used a pallet we had, and made some paper fans to give it a vintage feel. (You can find the tutorial to make your own in my backyard summer party post!) I swear my backyard is not a junk yard! But those old crates were a perfect way to create different levels on my food station table.

July 4th party drink station with a vintage feel! I love this old refrigerator. Bottled cokes and lemonade are perfect refreshments for an outdoor summer party.

The drink station let people refuel with the classics, like glass coke bottles, rootbeer, and lemonade.

Love the idea to display soda in old soda crates for a backyard party.

Sometimes you just need a soda, and personally I feel fancy when I drink it out of the glass bottles.

Coke in a glass bottle, cherries, and treat buckets with July 4th themed goodies. Great ideas for your next fourth of July party.

When I start planning a tablescape or set up for a party I like to get get my stuff from multiple places. Rummage the dollar bins at Target or do a few DIY projects to make your 4th party really feel complete. Create a kids table this year, and I promise your mommy friends will be so thankful.

Grab Your Free July 4th Party Printables HERE!

Free printables for your July 4th party. Includes a patriotic sign for your table, fun tags you can attach to treat bags or buckets, and cute silverware or glowstick holders. Plus lots of great ideas to plan the perfect fourth of July party in your backyard this summer. | July 4th Printables

Top the party off with a water balloon fight, and then lay your quilts out, and settle in for some fireworks! That is the perfect end to a wonderful 4th of July.

About Leah Leatherby

Hi! My name is Leah Leatherby. I graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Textiles Marketing and Science. Since then, I have had four little ones – three boys and a girl. My life now consists of planning parties, baking cookies, and watching my kids. My husband has 75 first cousins alone, so we pretty much have an event every weekend! It keeps us busy, and lets me get my creative juices flowing.