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Celebrate Independence Day with these 4th of July Ideas
There are so many ways to celebrate the 4th of July! Whether it’s a simple family gathering or a full blown block party with the neighborhood, there is something for everyone. Celebrating our country’s independence does not have to cost a lot of money, and you’ll find many of these ideas will fit neatly in your budget!
Don’t miss these 4th of July ideas for your family and friends. From crafts, recipes, and ways to celebrate.
Do a holiday-themed DIY project
Get your kids to deck out your home in red, white and blue with one of these 4th of July projects.
Make your own patriotic wreath and put the store bought ones to shame.
Kids will love making patriotic slime, and it’s a great outdoor activity too!
Embellish a basic white t-shirt and upcycle it into a DIY 4th of July T-Shirt. You probably everything you need to make this shirt in just a few hours.
What’s more fun than pinwheels on the 4th of July? A patriotic pinwheel garland from As The Bunny Hops®! This tutorial even comes with free printables to make your pinwheels.
Check put some of these fun 4th of July activities
Once you’ve gotten crafty, check these fun 4th of July activities.
Have a Red, White and Blue Water Balloon Fight
Water balloon fights can be lots of fun on a hot summer day. Whether you have organized teams or a free for all, a water ballon fight is a great way to make a splash. Remember to pick up broken balloon pieces after the fight. You can pick up a pack of red, white and blue Bunch O Balloons for extra fun.
Blowing bubbles is a fun pastime for kids of basically all ages. You can even make this low cost glow-in-the-dark bubble solution for nighttime fun!
When in doubt, eat!
It’s not a 4th of July celebration without food!
Have a 4th of July Picnic!
Invite friends over, make delicious summer drinks, play some music, relax and soak up some sun. Have a picnic with your favorite 4th of July potluck dishes, and try some of the fun 4th of July ideas for the kids we suggested.
Eat Red, White and Blue Ice Cream
What is more fun than red, white and blue ice cream? If you can’t find red, white and blue ice cream to enjoy on the Fourth, you can always top your favorite flavor off with patriotic sprinkles.
Don’t forget the 4th of July Entertainment
When your crafts are made, and your bellies nearly full, wind down the evening with some summer entertainment.
Find a Fireworks Show
It isn’t a 4th of July celebration without fireworks! Skip the fireworks at home (many cities and municipalities ban them anyway) Watch the sky light up with the entire family by attending a local fireworks show.
Skip the fireworks and watch a movie instead
Enjoy the time at home celebrating your favorite traditions, but after the sun goes down, consider getting a projector and watch a movie outside.
Pop some popcorn, make some s’mores, and invite the neighbors over to join you. These family-friendly summer films are perfect for the Fourth!
Whatever you do, have a safe and happy 4th!