Fourth of July Party Ideas
There’s something extra special about festivities that happen around the Fourth of July. This season we're dreaming of an outdoor get-together that's simple to pull together at the last-minute. Stars and stripes? Obviously. Red, white, and blue palette? No doubt. Easy, stress-free, and kid-friendly? You betcha! Party ideas and styling by One Charming Party.
Put Your Picnic on Wheels
It’s a classic, no-fail concept: Gather your friends, neighbors, and family members (yes, that means the dogs, too!), and take it outside. This party plan works whether you’re heading into town for the annual parade or hitting the front lawn for a low-key picnic in the grass. Once you’ve got the gang on board, prepare to take your party on the go. Load up a wagon and roll it to your destination.
Not sure what to pack for your feast on wheels? See our Fourth of July Picnic Menu.
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Park It Curbside
Load Up on Party Props
In true Fourth of July spirit, fill a basket or bucket with red, white, and blue trimmings. Visit the 99-cent store or your local party store and load up on all sorts of inexpensive, what-would-you-need-this-for? items. We're talking about paper pinwheels, flag picks, and streamers. Hint: Don’t overlook the decor meant for tables, walls, and ceilings, either. Chances are most of it will look pretty darn sharp on your 8-year-old's two-wheeler.
Work the Wheels
Make Plenty of Noise
Get How To: Make Firecrackers.
Show Your Spirit
Want to make your own sparkly wands? Get How To: Make Pom-Poms.