Celebrate America’s birthday by hosting a kid-friendly 4th of July party for family and friends. You don’t have much time left before the holiday but that doesn’t mean you can’t throw together a festive, fun celebration. Check out these party planning tips and have a blast on 4th of July.
Evite your friends and family
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Decorate with the stars and stripes
Flags can be a central theme for your 4th of July party decorations. Small flags are very affordable and can be found at any party supply store or superstore. Balloons, paper lanterns and bouquets of flowers in red, white and blue are also inexpensive and festive party decorations. Your table centerpieces can be large Mason jars or other glass containers with jelly beans or other red, white and blue candy. Patriotic pinwheels are also fun decorations, and they are easy to make too! Kids can take them home as party favors.
Set up a craft table
All kids love to make crafts. Set up a crafting station at your 4th of July party where kids can make 4th of July star wands, patriotic handprint flags and American flag tissue paper wreaths. Depending on the ages of the kids invited, you can arrange to have a craft that all ages can do together, or something that teens can help younger friends assemble.
Organize a kid’s parade
Why not bring the parade to your party? Your town may not have an official 4th of July parade, but that doesn’t mean you will miss out. Have kids bring their bicycles, tricycles, wagons and scooters to your party and put them to work! Provide streamers, paper, markers, balloons and anything else kids may need to deck out their “ride” in the colors of Old Glory. Older kids can help younger kids. When the parade is ready, clear the way and cheer them on!
Play outdoor games
Let’s face it, it’s July and it’s hot! When hosting an outdoor party, plan water games for kids, break out the Slip ‘N Slide and fill up some water balloons. Don’t forget to include a watermelon seed spitting contest for the adults! Kids of all ages enjoy getting wet and having fun in the summer sun.
Serve patriotic desserts
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Let everyone pitch in
Putting on a 4th of July party doesn’t mean you have to do everything. Ask your guests to bring side dishes and drinks, while you provide the hamburgers, hot dogs and anything else you want on the grill.
Whether you are having five guests or 50, try to relax and enjoy yourself at your 4th of July