18 Fun and Festive 4th of July Party Ideas You Can DIY

Red, white, and fun!

4th of july party ideas

These fun decorations, games, and recipes will help you ring in America's birthday in the best way possible.

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4th of july party ideas flag
David Tsay
American Flag

Nothing evokes a salute like a grand old vintage flag. Remember: The union (stars) goes on the observer's left.

What you'll need: American flag ($36, )

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4th of july party ideas decorating
David Tsay
Patriotic Tablescape

Linked with a vintage runner, this red table is the perfectly patriotic spot to feed a crowd. Simple embellishments reinforce the homespun aesthetic.

What you'll need: red vintage table runner ($23, )

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4th of july party ideas favors
A Pumpkin and a Princess
4th of July Party Favors

Fun, customizable party favors will keep kids entertained so adults can mingle.

Get the tutorial at .

What you'll need: patriotic sunglasses ($8 for 12, )

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Happiness is Homemade
DIY Confetti Poppers

These confetti poppers will look cute as table decorations during the day and be fun to pop later at night.

Get the tutorial at .

What you'll need: red, white, and blue balloons ($13 for 100, ); 4th of July confetti ($7, )

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Courtesy of Delightful E Made
Stars and Stripes Sugar Cookie Bars

Celebrate America with these patriotic sugar cookie bars that are topped with plenty of buttercream frosting.

Get the recipe at .

Tools you'll need: nonstick cake pan ($12, )

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Courtesy of A Pumpkin and a Princess
Popsicle Stick Flag

This is an easy craft for both you and the kiddos—they'll love helping with painting the popsicle sticks!

Get the tutorial at .

What you'll need: popsicle sticks ($7 for 200, )

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Courtesy of Lolly Jane
DIY Printable Patriotic Pinwheels

Show your stars and stripes with these DIY pinwheels that you can place in your yard.

Get the tutorial .

What you'll need: push pins ($7 for 100, )

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Courtesy of Two Sisters Crafting
American Flag Marshmallow Pops

With just a few ingredients including colored melting chocolate and marshmallows, you'll have a quick, mess-free dessert ready for your patriotic party.

Get the recipe at .

Tools you'll need: lollipop sticks ($6 for 20, )

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Gluestick Blog
Patriotic Lolipop Centerpiece

This easy-to-make, edible centerpiece will be an instant hit with the kids.

Get the tutorial at .

What you'll need: metal bucket ($12, )

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Courtesy of A Pumpkin and A Princess
DIY Patriotic Denim Banner

If you're feeling crafty, create an adorable banner you can use year after year.

Get the tutorial at .

What you'll need: denim banner ($7, )

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At Home In Love
Star Spangled Watermelon

Cut watermelon into stars for picture-perfect, patriotic snacks. It only takes seconds to do, and it's a delicious way to show your pride.

Get the recipe at .

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The Concrete Cottage
Painted Lawn Stars

Wow your guests with this elaborate project that will only take you 30 minutes to complete. Cut out star shapes from old cardboard and use red, white, and blue construction marking spray paint.

Get the tutorial at .

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Crafty Recipes
Fourth of July Dipped Oreo Flags

Turn ordinary Oreos into mini edible flags. All you need is star sprinkles and red and white melted candy.

Get the recipe at .

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Crafty Morning
Fourth of July Mason Jar Silverware Holders

These Mason jars are barbecue decor showstoppers and are super simple to make. Just paint the jars with patriotic patterns, twist twine at the neck of the jars, and add silverware.

Get the tutorial at .

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Crazy Little Projects
Patriotic Bingo

Make this fun game a 4th of July tradition your guests will love.

Get the tutorial at .

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The Golden Sycamore
Fourth of July Decor

Add a subtle yet charming touch of patriotism to your decor this July 4th. See how this blogger transformed her home using ribbons, a chalkboard and drink pitchers.

Get the tutorial at .

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Courtesy of Uncommon Designs
Fun & Games Station

Set up a 4th of July fun station at your backyard party—cover a table with burlap and set out bubbles, sparklers, and poppers.

Get the tutorial at .

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