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I want a simple Independence Day party this year if I can talk Superman into having one. We haven’t had a get-together on America’s birthday in years. Here are the easy and fun 4th of July celebration hacks I’ll be using for a stress-free shindig (you can too).
Last week, I shared the best 4th of July destinations. But what if you want the BEST 4th of July celebration at home? Here are a few hacks for patriotic touches, simple food, games, and a whole lot of laughter! Let’s get started, shall we?!
July 4th Celebration Hack #1: easy decorations
What’s a Fourth of July party without the American Flag flying somewhere? I love a simple flag pole on my front porch post.
It’s fun to make the 4th of July homemade decorations. If you just want to buy ready-made decor, Hobby Lobby and The Dollar Tree have cute affordable ones.
I want to make this 4th of July rag wreath with fabric that I already have. Don’t you think it’s adorable?
4th of July Celebration Hack #2: simple food
The second biggest hack if you are having a last minute 4th of July celebration is to keep the food simple. Don’t want to grill a meal? Let your guests know that it’s an ice cream party or dessert party and they’ll know exactly what to expect. It’s your party so you can do what you want!
Place those cute mini flags into your easiest brownie recipe or cupcakes. Voila! You’ve got stress-free desserts.
Put together an American Flag fruit platter and/or American Flag veggie tray.
4th of July Celebration Hack #3: fun activities
If the weather is right and you don’t have a pool, go old school and let the kids play in a cool sprinkler or slip n slide. For the indoor time, let the littles have 4th of July books, and coloring fun, and games of their own. The adults and teens at the party can play classic games like Uno, mini foosball, or Apples to Apples.
As a society, we now feel like everything needs to be “Pinterest-worthy” and fancy. Not me and not your guests (remember, my mind is stuck in Mayberry)?! Let’s get back to old-fashioned Summer fun with the ones we love and quit stressing about the details.
We’ll follow our party up with the best 4th of July destinations for fireworks.
So what do you think? Are you having a simple, 4th of July party?
I’d love to hear about it in the comments.