4th of July Party Ideas

Red, white, and fun!
1. American Flag
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Nothing evokes a salute like a grand old vintage flag. Remember: The union (stars) goes on the observer’s left.
2. Patriotic Planters
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Vintage potato chip tins serve as fun vessels for potted red geraniums.
3. Patriotic Tablescape
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Linked with a vintage runner, this red table is the perfectly patriotic spot to feed a crowd. Simple embellishments reinforce the homespun aesthetic.
4. Star-Spangled Décor
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Wooden Chinese checkerboard games, spray-painted red and blue, make for unexpected starry decor. Paper straws threaded with craft paper stars amplify the motif.
5. 4th of July Party Favors
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Fun, customizable party favors will keep kids entertained so adults can mingle.
6. Red, White, and Balloons
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Fill a bin with a colorful arsenal of water balloons, and prepare for the inevitable “bursting in air.” Hang a hand-painted sign to mark the bunker.
7. American Flag Marshmallow Pops
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With just a few ingredients including colored melting chocolate and marshmallows, you’ll have a quick, mess-free dessert ready for your patriotic party.
8. Denim Banner
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If you’re feeling crafty, create an adorable banner you can use year after year.
9. Painted Lawn Stars
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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.
10. Fourth of July Dipped Oreo Flags
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Turn ordinary Oreos into mini edible flags. All you need is star sprinkles and red and white melted candy.
11. Fourth of July Mason Jar Silverware Holders
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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.
12. Patriotic Bingo
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Make this fun game a 4th of July tradition your guests will love.