10 Fabulous 4th of July Ideas

There has been a whole lotta red, white and blue over here this week! Can you tell I’m excited for the Fourth of July? I’ve rounded up 10 fun ideas to celebrate Independence Day if you’re not feeling the sparklers and fireworks just yet!

10 Fabulous Fourth of July Ideas

1) Patriotic Wreath

10 Fabulous Fourth of July Ideas : Patriotic Wreath

One of the easiest ways to decorate for the Fourth of July {besides sticking an American flag out front, of course} is to gussy up your front door with a patriotic wreath. My Sister’s Suitcase has a tutorial on how to make an adorable, patriotic wreath with fabric scraps and a pool noodle. I’ve made yarn wreaths and ribbon wreaths, but have yet to try one made with fabric. I’m thinking this would be a great one to start with! And those medallions and fabric flowers are just too cute!

2) Pledge of Allegiance Printable

10 Fabulous Fourth of July Ideas : Pledge of Allegiance Printable

If you’re wanting to mix it up and decorate your door with something other than a wreath, or if you have a spot in mind that needs a little someting….Today’s Creative Blog has an awesome printable for you {designed by Kim from Seven Thirty Three}. I love her idea of framing it and hanging from a ribbon in place of a wreath. It looks especially great on her red door! I also love her idea to print onto an iron on transfer to make a patriotic t-shirt. Make sure you follow her directions so you don’t end up with a backwards pledge, too! :)

3) 4th of July Printable Collection

10 Fabulous Fourth of July Ideas : Printable Collection

Stacy at Lemonade Moments has put together an awesome collection of free 4th of July printables! She has you all set to put on a festive party with everything from invitations, to a bunting banner, to cupcake toppers. She set up such a nice snack station using her printables mixed in with vintage and American items.

4) Vintage Patriotic TableĀ 

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I “shopped” my house to create my Fourth of July table setting. For the centerpiece, I used a few vintage pieces, red carnations, white mums and a few small American flags. It’s easy to come up with a patriotic setting by using red, white and blue and vintage or American style items. A similar look could be pulled together using mason jars.

5) Festive Fourth of July Breakfast

10 Fabulous Fourth of July Ideas : Patriotic Breakfast

Why not kick off the 4th with a festive breakfast? This is our family tradition! We always make red, white and blue waffles. I find a few other ways to sneak in a patriotic theme – like cooking eggs in a star shaped cookie cutter, or topping my cup of coffee with some whip and red and blue sprinkles.

6) Independence Day Soda Floats

10 Fabulous Fourth of July Ideas : Independence Day Soda Floats

Danelle at Let’s Dish put together this fun ice cream soda bar. This sweet treat would be awesome to cool down with on a hot July day! You could put together your float with red or blue Jones Soda or italian soda.

7) Easy Patriotic Trifle

10 Fabulous Fourth of July Ideas : Easy Patriotic Trifle

I made a trifle dessert similar to Myra’s last year. These layered treats are so easy to put together and look so pretty on the dessert table!

8) Easy July 4th Decor

10 Fabulous Fourth of July Ideas : Easy, Cheap July 4th Decor

Nest of Posies shared a couple of cheap and easy patriotic decor ideas. She made the bunting using paint chips and a scalloped paper punch. You could also use card stock or construction paper. It’s really fun to sew the paper together! The bunting could be strung on the table, in front of a window, or anywhere that needs and extra punch of red, white, and blue! I also love her idea for using cupcake liners as lids on the mason jar glasses. This is a much less expensive route than the beverage lids that you can purchase for jars.

9) Parade Streamers

10 Fabulous Fourth of July Ideas : Parade Streamers

One way to get the kids involved in on the fun is to have them help you make 4th of July themed parade wands. Have your kiddos pick out their own assortment of ribbons, yarn, or mylar strands for their wand. They’ll have a blast waving these at your community parade and will make for great photo opps!

10) Sparkler Shield

10 Fabulous Fourth of July Ideas : Sparkler Shields

If you’re planning to end your night with a bang by creating your own firework or sparkler show, this is the perfect idea for you! You can easily create a shield for those sparklers by using a disposable plastic cup. This will help everyone feel a little more comfortable {kids and parents} !

For more inspiration, you can follow my 4th of July Pinterest board here.

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