From festive star banners and refreshing watermelon coolers to rave-worthy party favors and more, your Fourth of July party is bound to be summer’s biggest shindig. Gather your friends and use these patriotic decorating, entertaining, and recipe ideas for this year’s Fourth of July celebration.
Party Decorations: Watermelon Carve-Outs
Juicy watermelon makes a sweet statement for any Fourth of July get-together. Using stencils and a sharp knife or vegetable peeler, carve festive notes as a celebratory memo. Display your assortment of various-shape watermelons on your porch, deck or even as a fun centerpiece for your snack table.
Party Decorations: Simple Star Banner
A pretty swag adds instant party style. It’s a cinch to make: Cut out an equal number of stars from red and blue tagboard (use the first one as a guide for cutting the rest). Coat the stars with crafts glue and sprinkle with glitter; let dry. Add a grommet for hanging on one point of each star and string onto ribbon. Hang the garland to announce that the party starts here.
Party Decorations: Fourth of July Flowers and Candles
Adorn your Independence Day table with cheery candles and darling vases wrapped in patriotic paper. All you need are scissors, colorful paper, clear candle holders, a vase and adhesive. Add to the festiveness with a customized matchbox wrapped in coordinated paper.