4th of July Party

Throw the BEST 4th of July Party

Who doesn't love the 4th of July!? It's already that time of year again where we all get super Patriotic, the pool parties start happening, along with barbecues and the BEST foods, am I right?! It is that time of year where we all just want to be together outside in the backyard and soak up everything ounce of energy, sun and fun times the summer has to offer. Here are some tips and tricks to throwing the best backyard 4th of July party ever!

1. It's all about that BBQ Set Up

It doesn't need to be super expensive to have cute party decor and accessories. It's the little details that can go a long way! Head to the Dollar Store or Walmart and grab some patriotic paper items, some ballons and cute paper plates for people to eat with.

Party Table

Set up your BBQ with a cute "toppings bar" and display each toppings in a cute dish or tray. Maybe use some red, white or blue paper to make a sign labeling each topping and each dessert. We love this idea for S'mores after fireworks!

Toppings Tray   S'mores Display

Use this free printable from Alice and Louis to give out sparklers for the nights fireworks and festivities!

sparklers

And don't forget to throw on a cute and patriotic Flirty Apron while you're hosting everyone! This Women's Marilyn Red Salon, White Salon or Denim Flare Apron would be perfect!

    In Kitchen chopping veggies     reading a recipe book    Women's Marilyn Denim Flare Apron

If you're letting the men handle the grilling, get them a cool or funny apron to spice things up a little bit! Our Men's Tactical Apron, Grillin' and Chillin', I Turn Grills On or Grill Sergeant are perfect for this occasion! We have many more to choose from as well at Flirty Aprons.

2. Red, White and Blue Treats

The American Flag Fruit Tray is about the easiest patriotic food display you can have, and it is a crowd favorite!

You'll need blue berries, strawberries and your favorite brand of white chocolate pretzels.

American Flag Fruit Tray

Of course you are going to need some treats at this BBQ and party..that is everyone's favorite part! You can't go wrong with some patriotic Sugar Cookies. Cut out some stars and frost them red, white and blue! We found some sugar cookie inspiration that we love!

US Shaped Flag Sugar Cookies

Hungry Happenings gave us some inspiration for a little bit of a fun twist on cupcakes! Serve them with M&M's in a plastic goblet! View their recipe HERE.

Cupcakge in a goblet with M&M's

Beat the heat with these awesome Berry Ice Cubes! And dress up your regular store bought ice cream sandwiches with some red, white and blue sprinkles!

Berry Ice Cubes    Ice Cream Sandwich with Sprinkles

3. 4th of July Family Friendly Activities

When the kiddos get sick of the pool or water activities you have planned, here is a fun backyard game that is appropriate for all ages and honestly a good time! One of our family favorites is Cornhole! Your tiny tots and even Grandma can play this one! A Wonderful Thought shows us how to DIY these awesome Cornhole Boards! See HERE!

Corn Hole Board

Happy Independence Day Everyone!

XOXO,

Flirty Home

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