20 Best July Fourth Celebration Ideas {food, decor, activities}

4th of July  is such a fun holiday to craft and celebrate as a family!  The Tip Junkie Patriotic site has hundreds of amazing patriotic tutorials!   You’ll find the most creative Crafts, DIY Decor, Food and Recipes, Party Ideas, Free Printables, and Activities for Kids perfect for 4th of July, Memorial Day, Flag Day, and even Labor Day! {squeal}

4th of July

The Fourth Of July

You’re going to love all the things you can make out of red, white, and blue as there are over 100 patriotic tutorials and recipes perfect for 4th of July.  More are being added every day!  Here are a few of the most popular 4th of July Crafts, Decor, Activities for Kids, from the Tip Junkie Patriotic site.

4th of July Party Printables {8 free files!}

Free Printables

1.  4th of July Party Printables {8 FREE files!} ~ Included are free printable party punchables, Star Spangled Party Banner, Stars and Stripes Straw Flags, Party Labels, Mini Notecards, Treat Bag Toppers, Patriotic Bottle Labels, printable Party Invitations.

Free 4th of July Party Printables
2.  Free 4th of July Party Printables  ~ Everything from party flags to printable napkin rings.  Thee are perfect for any last minute party decorations you may need for your 4th of July celebration.

Free Printable Patriotic Pinwheels

Red White and Blue Decor

3.  Free Printable Patriotic Pinwheels ~ These Activities for Kids Printables are a great decoration for your patriotic party and a fun activity to keep the little ones occupies while waiting for the 4th of July fireworks.

America the Beautiful Free Printable

4. America the Beautiful Free Printable ~ This fun printable 8×10 is an easy decoration to display in your home or use to to decorate for your 4th of July celebration.

Glitter 4th of July Letters

5.  Glitter 4th of July Letters {tutorial} ~ Some patterned paper, wood letters, and lots of glitter will add quite a bit of sparkle to your 4th of July decor.

Simple Sewn Star Garland
6.  Simple Sewn Star Garland ~ Simply take paper stars and run them through your sewing machine for a simple and sweet garland for the Fourth of July.

Fourth of July Printable Fans {free printable}

7.  Fourth of July Printable Fans {free printable}~ These are a must have for when you are sitting outside at a hot parade or waiting for the fireworks to start.  Why not make a bunch and pass around at the event – you know all those people sitting by you will be jealous. {snicker}

Patriotic Bean Bag Toss

Activities for Kids

7.  Patriotic Bean Bag Toss ~ This fun patriotic version of the bean bag toss is a game that kids will enjoy playing outside all afternoon.  Even the adults will want to get in on the action and test out their bean bag tossing skills.

Patriotic Balloon Dart Game

8.  Patriotic Balloon Dart Game ~ This easy to make game will provide lots of fun for your little party goers.  Let the kids try to pop the balloons with darts or add an extra layer of fun by filling the balloons with confetti or candy

4th of July Pipe Cleaner Sparklers

9.  4th of July Pipe Cleaner Sparklers ~ Let kids create fireworks that are safe to play with inside and then let them use them to decorate a centerpiece for your 4th of July barbecue.

Patriotic Paper Lantern Tutorial
10.  Patriotic Paper Lantern Tutorial ~ These easy to make paper lanterns are the perfect craft for kids to create for your Memorial Day barbecue.  Give them some red, white and blue paper and let them use their creativity to make a unique part decoration.

Fourth of July Barbecue Snack Bags

Homemade Party Favors

11.  Fourth of July Barbecue Snack Bags ~ Make some cute snack bags for your 4th of July picnic, play date, or any fun gathering. It is a simple craft using free printable 2-Inch Party tags and other supplies you probably already have in your closet!

Top Note Party Favor Boxes
12.  Top Note Party Favor Boxes ~ These patriotic top note party favor boxes are fun to fill with goodies for your guests this Independence Day.

Uncle Sam Hand Puppet

July Fourth Celebrations

13.  Uncle Sam Hand Puppet ~ Kids will enjoy creating their own Uncle Sam hand puppet and then they can entertain themselves and your guests with a patriotic puppet show.

4th Of July Recipes

4th of July Peppermint Patties

15.  4th of July Peppermint Patties ~ Check out these fabulous homemade peppermint patties!  They would be a big hit at any fourth of July party.  You can also follow this great tutorial for making them indifferent colors, perfect for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or Halloween as well.  You could even do pink or blue for a baby shower!

Patriotic Popsicles Recipe

16.  Patriotic Popsicles Recipe ~ If you are planning an all day 4th of July celebration, set out the supplies for the popsicles early in the day and let the kids construct their own delicious and healthy combinations.  Then freeze them to be enjoyed while sitting outside watching fireworks.

Patriotic Desserts

Patriotic strawberry Trifle

17.  Patriotic Trifle ~  Trifles are a fun way to layer lots of color into a dessert, and this patriotic trifle is a fun display of red, white, and blue goodness.  Check out the recipe for this fruit and gelatin dessert.

Chocolate Dipped Rice Crispy Popsicles

18.  Chocolate Dipped Rice Crispy “popsicles” ~ Traditional Rice Krispie treats get a fun party spin with a little chocolate and some red, white and blue ribbon.  Want them to look a little more patriotic?  Use some festive non perils to dress them up a little more for your celebration.

Fourth Of July Parades

Fourth Of July Parades

19.  Stars and Stripes Parade Hats ~ Dress up to show your pride while watching your favorite patriotic parade.  These stars and stripes parade hats are a fun activity for kids and a great way to get in the spirit of your favorite Memorial Day Parade.

4th of July Neighborhood Bike Parade

20.  4th of July Neighborhood Bike Parade ~ This 4th of July, celebrate by getting the kids in the neighborhood together for a patriotic bike parade.  Have each person decorate their bike in Red, White, and Blue and have everyone watching wave flags or twirl patriotic pinwheels.

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4th of July

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  1. I definitely love those patriotic pinwheels and patriotic trifles.. these are really great ideas to celebrate our independence day!

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