How to throw a Patriotic Palooza this 4th of July
I’m sharing with all of you my sparkling ideas for hosting a classic Fourth of July party. The patriotic drinks and eye-catching décor are sure to delight the senses with their old fashioned all-American vibe and will have your guests gushing all summer long!
STAR SPANGLED SIPS
Mason jars with lids are ideal for the kids. Whether it's juice, Gatorade or even H2O, all the kids will be staying hydrated and happy with these fun colored straws. Just punch a hole in the top, pop in a fun straw and fill with the beverage of their choice. Dig around the garage or ask a friend to see if they have one of these classic Radio Flyers to hold the drinks — it'll make everyone smile! Or, for a tabletop version, opt for this miniature wagon — just be sure to stabilize the wheels so the drinks don't roll away!
These classic postcard replicas strung together with bakers string make a great conversation piece and as well a class unique touch to the décor of your party.
Easy DIY that the kids can craft. Using some styrofoam balls and some old red and blue bandanas, you cut five-inch squares out of the material and then paste them onto the balls with a glue gun. Throw them into an old baseball glove with some baseballs and you have an adorable centerpiece.
Fourth of July Flowers
Some old, glass Coca-Cola bottles or mason jars make outstanding flower vases. Just fill them with fresh water and pick some wild flowers. They set the exact tone for a casual, cool and retro vibe. A wooden Coke bottle caddy adds even more of a classic touch.
DIY Utensil Display
What's more American than a pair of jeans? These utensil pouches are absolutely adorable, and the American flag makes for an extra pop of patriotism! Grab an old used pair of jeans and cut out the pockets: They make the perfect silverware holder. Use a hot glue gun to add some flair with ribbon or jewels. Put them alongside a place mat and festive charger for a finished setting.
The Sack Race
These burlap sacks are perfect for the classic and always hilarious potato sack races. Add another layer of fun by creating a decorating station. Decorate the sacks with bandanas cut into stars or a ribbon frame — whatever strikes fancy!
Giant Jenga & Colossal Connect Four
Giant versions of old, classic games are always a hit at any outdoor party! If you don't have the space to store these large games, there are many rental companies across the US.