29 Simple Ways to Entertain for the 4th of July


4th of July is such a fun holiday to craft and celebrate as a family! I look forward to these family gatherings every year!  So here are several red white and blue tutorials on how to decorate and fun things to do for a patriotic family gathering.  I’ve included table decor, front door, mantel, desserts and activities for kids. 

Create a new 4th of July tradition or do a simple activitiy for kids with these awesome Patriotic crafts! Use these pictured instructions to make red, white and blue CraftsDIY DecorFood and RecipesParty Ideas, Free Printables, and Activities for Kids perfect for 4th of July!

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Red White and Blue Decor

Hand Lettered Let Freedom Ring Print {free printable}

1.  Let Freedom Ring Print {free printable} ~ This post features a really beautiful hand drawn free printable! A perfect way to decorate for the upcoming 4th of July holiday. Just download, print and if you want to go a step further frame and hang!

Mini 3D Star Garland

2.  Mini 3D Star Garland ~ What is more patriotic than stars, red, white and blue?! This DIY garland is perfect for the 4th of July or any patriotic holiday! Hang it on a mantel or artwork.

Stars & Stripes Painted Blocks

3.  Stars & Stripes Painted Blocks ~ Three wood blocks are painted with stars and stripes.  A simple and inexpensive way to decorate for this 4th of July.

Patriotic Pallet Sign

4.  Patriotic Pallet Sign ~ How to make a pallet sign that says “oh beautiful for spacious skies to decorate for any patriotic holiday.

Red White and Blue Tassels {bleach dipped}

5.  Red White and Blue Tassels {bleach dipped} ~ These Red White and Blue Tassels are a great decoration for your Patriotic Celebration, especially with this fun bleached dipped technique. 

 Patriotic Firecracker Bunting

6.  Patriotic Firecracker Bunting ~ Nothing screams the 4th of July like fireworks!  Learn how to decorate your home with these homemade fireworks from empty tp rolls.

Rustic Ribbon & Lace USA Flag

7.  Rustic Ribbon & Lace USA Flag ~ How clever is this fabulous ribbon and lace patriotic flag! The main thing you’ll need is to round up a stick and ribbons and lace!  Then follow this great tutorial to create this festive 4th of July piece of decor!  The combination of textures is fabulous!

4th of July Sign

8.  4th of July Sign ~ This is a great craft that can be used to decorate your home either inside or out. By framing the printables (there are 7) you will be creating a great piece of holiday decor that can be used for many years to come!

DIY Patriotic Ombre Wreath

9.  DIY Patriotic Ombre Wreath ~ This is such a stylish way to decorate for the 4th of July or any other event in your future! Using this tutorial, an embroidery hoop and strips of fabric that matches the occasion you will be able to easily create this cute ombre wreath!

Picnic Table Decor

Patriotic Painted Mason Jars

10.  Patriotic Painted Mason Jars ~ These cute flag centerpiece mason jars double as table decor and utensil holders.

Rustic Crate Centerpiece

11.  Rustic Crate Centerpiece ~ This rustic crate will beautifully adorn your table this 4th of July.  Easy to create using wood scraps, empty soda bottles, ribbon and fresh flowers. Great for a dinner party or just an everyday table centerpiece sure to make your day!

Patriotic Silverware Holders

12.  Patriotic Silverware Holders ~ This is such an inexpensive and easy craft that yields adorable silverware holders perfect for the 4th of July.

Fourth of July Barbecue

Red White and Blue Backyard Bash

13.  Red, White, and Blue Backyard Bash ~ How fun is this backyard bash with tie dyed linens and tree stumps?!  A hint of summer was also incorporated into the tablescape with seashells.

Fourth of July Table Ideas

14.  Fourth of July Table Ideas ~ If you are planning a 4th of July {Or any other event} this is a great resource that will help you save time and money.  All of the items used were items already on hand.   The only thing purchased to decorate was the ribbon. Planning your next event just got a little simpler!

Patriotic Porch Party Ideas

15.  Patriotic Porch Party Ideas ~ This is a perfect party table, dressed in all red white and blue! The flag backdrop and bandanas helps to pull the theme all together. Using this as an inspiration photo for your next event, your guests will be blown away!

Fourth of July Party & Free Printables

16.  Fourth of July Party & Free Printables ~ Your holiday party is sure to look fabulous thanks to these patriotic themed printables! The perfect addition to your food or dessert table with a banner, cupcake toppers, straw flags, tent cards, water bottle labels, hot dog baskets, popcorn cones, favor tags and even a printable sign! Print, cut out and decorate away!

Vintage 4th of July Party

17.  Vintage 4th of July Party ~ Inspired by vintage fabric this gorgeous party incorporates flags, gingham, pinwheels and lollies.  Use the free printables included to plan your party.

4th of July Desserts 

Rustic Strawberry Blueberry Pie

18.  Rustic Strawberry Blueberry Pie ~ You can never fail with a freshly baked berry pie.  Use a premade crust or a homemade crust.

Patriotic Mini Cheesecakes

19.  Patriotic Mini Cheesecakes ~ These mini-cheesecakes are so simple yet will make all your 4th of July guests think that you slaved away in the kitchen making them. They taste so good- yet the mini-size means that you won’t bust your diet by eating one.

Red, White & Blue Whoopie Pies

20.  Red, White & Blue Whoopie Pies ~ Delicious and easy to make whoopie pies made from a cake mix and pudding!  

4th of July Desserts

21.  Red White and Blue Meringue Cups ~ I squealed a little when I saw these. How fab for a Memorial Day or Fourth of July party! They look super fancy, but are totally doable. Perfect for filling with fruit and creme – yummy!

Patriotic Jello Poke Cupcakes

22.  Patriotic Jello Poke Cupcakes ~ This festive treat is like the traditional poke cake, but in cupcake sized portions.

Activities for Kids

Tin Can Toss {free printable}

23.  Tin Can Toss {free printable} ~ This fun patriotic version of the tin can 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  tossing skills.

4th of July Photo Booth Props

24.  4th of July Photo Booth Props ~ Photo booths are the perfect way to let your party guests unleash their hidden personalities.  Print the entire set for the ultimate party activity!

Patriotic 4th of July Bingo

25.  Patriotic 4th of July Bingo ~ Enjoy a fun game of patriotic bingo with the kids during your 4th of July weekend.

Printable Games

26.  Don’t Eat Sam ~ A fun patriotic version of Don’t Eat Pete.  This game is so simple your older children can play it with your preschooler! It’s simple to make and even easier to play. The sky’s the limit with Don’t Eat Sam! Use cereal, dinner or lunch food, as well as any kind of candy to play.

4th of July Kids Printables

27.  4th of July Kids Printables ~ Enjoy a fun game of 4th of July Bingo with the kids during the holiday.  There’s also a map of the USA that kids can fill in.   

Memorize a Patriotic Song

28.  Memorize a Patriotic Song ~ A printable visual aid to help children learn the lyrics to This Land is Your Land.

4th of July Water Blob

29.  4th of July Water Blob ~ The ultimate water toy for kids. It’’s made from two pieces of plastic drop cloths and spray paint.


 Be sure to check out the Tip Junkie Patriotic site for decorations, party ideas, free printables, recipes, and kids craft ideas.


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  1. You are so sweet!! Thank you Laurie for sharing my cheesecakes!

    Have a FABULOUS 4th!

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