This post offers 50 best 4th of July party ideas!
Celebrate America’s birthday with these 50 patriotic 4th of July party ideas that are sure to impress!
From festive recipes and star-spangled decorations to DIY projects and fuss-free entertaining ideas, we’ve rounded up the best-of-the-best patriotic party ideas to make your party sparkle!
4th of July American Flag Platter
This festive 4th of July American Flag Platter is the perfect thing to serve at your star-spangled bash! It’s fun and easy! Visit Passion for Savings for the how-to.
Angel Food Cake with Berries
This gorgeous cake is actually so simple to make! Buy or make an angel food cake and top with your favorite 4th of July-inspired berries. This one is definitely a show stopper! Visit Hoosier Homemade for the recipe.
Patriotic Muddy Buddy Snack Mix
This yummy Muddy Buddy Snack Mix is the perfect snack for your 4th of July bash. It comes together in minutes and chances are, it will be gone in minutes, too. Visit Baby Savers for the easy recipe.
No-Bake Summer Berry Lasagna
This red and white and blue No-Bake Summer Berry Lasagna is the perfect way to celebrate the 4th of July! This festive treat will be the focal point of your table! For the recipe, visit OMG Chocolate Desserts.
4th of July Bark
Gather up your favorite red, white and blue candy and sprinkles and let the kids make this one! Visit Life with the Crust Off for the recipe.
4th of July Caprese Salad
With tomatoes, blueberries, mozzarella, and basil, this Caprese salad takes on a whole new 4th of July twist that’s both tempting and refreshing. Visit Freutcake for the recipe.
Red, White and Blue Fruit & Jello Cups
These fruit and jello cups are perfect for 4th of July! Plus, they’re easy! You can easily make a whole bunch to serve a crowd. Visit The First Year Blog for the recipe.
Summer Fruit Salsa
This simple Summer Fruit Salsa is great to serve all summer long, but the beautiful red, white, and blue fruit combination makes it perfect for 4th of July, especially when you serve it with star-shaped cinnamon chips. For the recipe, visit Home Made Interest.
Red, White and Blue Patriotic Popsicles
Add these refreshing patriotic popsicles to your table and they’ll be gone in minutes! Visit Oh, The Things We’ll Make for the recipe.
4th of July Brownie Bites
Pick up ready-made brownie bites at the store or make your own for these easy-as-ever brownie bites topped with whipped cream and fruit! Visit Real Food by Dad for the easy recipe.
American Flag Veggie Tray
This healthy and patriotic American Flag Veggie Tray with Dill Dip makes an easy and fun 4th of July party idea. Visit Living Locurto for the recipe.
Lemon Whipped Cream 4th of July Cupcakes
If you want to serve show-stopping cupcakes this 4th of July, these Lemon Whipped Cream Berry Cupcakes are perfect! You get all the colors of the 4th of July, plus, the homemade whipped topping is delicious! Visit Your Cup of Cake for the recipe.
Patriotic Rice Krispies Treats
This fun dessert is a new take on a classic snack kids have loved for generations! Chocolate dipped Rice Krispies Treats with a festive straw make eating it on-the-go a breeze. Source: Pinterest.
Fruit-Topped Star Cookies
The butter shortbread cookies are made with only three ingredients and the cream frosting is a delicious blend of cream cheese and powdered sugar. Topped with fruit, these cookies will make any 4th of July table sparkle. Visit Baker Mama for the recipe.
4th of July Firecracker Dogs
These fun and creative 4th of July Firecracker Dogs will be the hit of the party! And, the best part is they’re easy to make! Visit Handmade in the Heartland for the how-to.
Strawberry & Blueberry No-Bake Berry Trifle
This Strawberry & Blueberry No-Bake Trifle requires no baking and, aside from cutting up the strawberries, it comes together in minutes. Visit Natasha’s Kitchen for the easy recipe.
Watermelon Caprese Stars with Balsamic Glaze
You can’t go wrong with the salty-sweet combination of watermelon, mozzarella, arugula and balsamic – a delicious twist on the classic Caprese. Cutting the watermelon with a star-shaped cookie cutter makes these perfect for July 4th. For the how-to visit Skinny Taste.
American Flag Marshmallow Pops
Just a few simple ingredients including colored melting chocolate, marshmallows and sprinkles and you’ll have an easy make-ahead dessert that’s fit for any patriotic bash. Visit Two Sisters Crafting for the how-to.
Serve this fun snack at your party or take it with you to watch the fireworks. It’s easy and the kids will love it! Visit Jamonkey for the recipe.
Summer Berry Cheesecake Salad
This simple Berry Cheesecake Salad comes together with 5 simple ingredients. The deliciously creamy cheesecake filling is folded over all your favorite summer berries – even your picky eaters will flip over this delicious salad! Visit Slow Roasted Italian for the recipe.
4th of July Oreo Flags
America’s favorite cookie just took a patriotic turn. Simply dip Oreo cookies in chocolate and add your favorite sprinkles. For the how-to visit Crafty Morning.
Patriotic Pretzel Bites
We all know how everyone loves chocolate and pretzels! These red, white and blue Pretzel Bites are the perfect blend of sweet and salty – sure to be a winner! Visit Two Sisters Crafting for the easy how-to.
4th of July Fireworks Fruit Kabobs
It doesn’t get much cuter (or easier) than these fun and festive fruit kabobs. Plus, they’re healthy! Visit Baby Bump Diaries for the how-to.
Red, White and Blue Fruit Pizza
This is one dessert that won’t stick around long. Plus, it makes an amazing presentation on your table! Visit Sabby In Suburbia for the recipe.
Star Spangled Cupcakes
What I absolutely love about these cupcakes is how festive they are and yet, they’re so easy to make! Any boxed cupcake mix will work, add your favorite frosting and decorate with fun, sprinkles, flags, and pinwheels. The kids will have fun decorating these! Image compliments of Party City.
4th of July Party Decor Ideas
All American 4th of July Tablescape
If you need inspiration for your 4th of July table, this all-American tablescape by Talk of the House packs in so many adorable ideas!
Patriotic Bushel Basket
Sometimes the simplest idea can make a huge impact! Take an inexpensive bushel basket like this one and transform it with a little creativity and paint! Fill with popcorn, chips or anything else! It’s easy and adorable! Visit A Night Owl Blog for the how-to.
Painted Lawn Stars
In less than 30 minutes you can transform your back yard into a star-bangled backdrop! Just a few simple supplies are all you need and you’ll wow the heck out of all your guests! Visit The Concrete Cottage for the full tutorial.
Star-Spangled Drink Station
Make your drink station inviting and patriotic with flags, a banner, colorful drinks and other red, white and blue accessories. The fun thing is, there are no rules! So, have a little fun and get creative. Image compliments of Party City.
Painted Mason Jars with Fresh Flowers
Inexpensive mason jars transform into adorable 4th of July decor with a little paint and fresh flowers. Cluster three mason jars as a focal point on a table. Image: Pinterest.
Tissue Paper Fireworks
These Tissue Paper Fireworks are so easy to make and inexpensive, too! Plus, they add a fun splash of color to your 4th of July party decor! For the tutorial visit Hey Let’s Make Stuff.
American Flag Balloons
Let freedom ring with this red, white and blue balloon display. Use double stick tape to attach so balloons don’t blow away. Image compliments of Ella Claire Inspired.
Easy DIY Rustic USA Wood Sign
Put this fun wood sign on your mantel, on your front porch or leaning up against a tree for a festive addition to your 4th of July decorations! The best part is, it’s easier than it looks and you can use it every year! For the tutorial visit Houseful of Handmade.
Perfect Blend of Patriotic and Vintage
Such a sweet reminder that the 4th of July should be a reflection of you and your patriotism. Simple embellishments like this license plate, flags in the sand-filled mason jar and the homemade garland on this mantel offer the perfect blend of vintage and patriotic. Visit Hunt & Host for more ideas!
Colorful Vases with Flowers & Flags
Sometimes the simpler the decoration, the better. These blue vases with red and white flowers and an American flag are so incredibly cute for any 4th of July table. Easy and inexpensive! Compliments of the Deans List Blog.
Festive DIY Burlap Wreath
A little vintage, a little rustic… this burlap red, white and blue wreath has it all! Visit Confessions of a Plate Addict for the tutorial.
DIY 4th of July Burlap Table Runner
This DIY burlap table runner is such a fun and unique addition to any 4th of July table. Plus, it’s easy to make! Visit Cassie Smallwood for the tutorial.
Welcoming Happy 4th of July Snack Table
Haul everything red, white and blue outdoors and create a lovely and welcoming snack table that will surely impress your guests! For more great ideas, visit Tuesday Morning.
DIY Burlap Table Runner
This DIY Burlap Table Runner is perfectly patriotic and a great addition to your 4th of July holiday decor. It’s quick and super easy to make and there’s no sewing involved. Visit Every Day Dishes for the tutorial.
Make your front door sparkle with this patriotic wreath just in time for July 4th! It takes minutes to make with supplies you can pick up at your local craft store. Visit Design Improvised for the tutorial.
If you have ribbon, lace, tulle or fabric left over from another project, you can make this simple windsock in just a few minutes. Hang it on a porch or attach to a tree for an easy, patriotic decoration. For the tutorial, visit Hey Let’s Make Stuff.
Red, White & Blue Rag Ribbon Garland
This easy-to-make Rag Ribbon Garland will give any mantel a festive party flair! Plus, it’s easy to make and will hold up year after year. Visit The Ribbon Retreat for the tutorial.
The Perfect Independence Day Table Setting
For the perfect 4th of July table setting, have fun adding pinwheels, confetti, colored plates and napkins, and ribbon embellishments like this amazing tablescape! It’s a simple to replicate and yet such a show stopper! For more wonderful ideas, visit Between Naps on the Porch.
Patriotic Planter for Your Front Entrance
Add a few American flags to an embellished bucket of flowers to transform your entrance. Image: Pink Fortitude.
DIY Fabric Flag
This sweet American flag requires very few materials to make, it’s no-sew and it’s inexpensive to pull together. Plus, it’s cute as can be! Visit Optimistic Mommy for the tutorial.
DIY Patriotic Tic Tac Toe
The all American game of Tic Tac Toe is a perfect game for any 4th of July bash! Just a few supplies are all you need to make this yourself. Visit Hey Let’s Make Some Stuff for the tutorial.
Patriotic Pot of Daisies
A few simple buckets painted patriotic style and filled with daisies will make your front porch fun, festive and welcoming. The Budget Decorator.
Let’s Party Sign
This Let’s Party Patriotic Sign is the BEST! It might take a tad amount of work, but boy does it stop traffic! And, you can use it year after year.
DIY Star-Themed Banner
You can make this fun DIY Star-Themed Banner in just a few minutes! Hang on a table or by your front door. For the easy tutorial, visit The Country Chic Cottage.
Patriotic Spread with Fireworks Backdrop
There isn’t anything in this picture that doesn’t scream festive and fun. I’m especially impressed by the fireworks-inspired backdrop – so creative! Visit Hostess with the Mostest for the tutorial.