As the heart of summer approaches, thoughts begin to turn to the most patriotic of U.S. holidays, the 4th of July. It’s a day when we celebrate our independence with food, fun, family, and fireworks (when possible). Some families spend the day at the beach, some on the water, and others closer to home bringing friends and family together to enjoy the experience. These are a few 4th of July party themes you might consider for your next Independence Day Celebration:
Red, Hot, and Brew
This party idea is intended with adult guests in mind but can have a little to offer guests of all ages. For instance, you could offer brats and beer to the adult guests while providing younger guests with hot dogs and root beer. It makes them feel included in the theme and ensures that no guest leaves hungry. Make sure to have plenty of red and blue colored foods, snacks, and treats on hand as well as stars and stripes decorations.
Stars and Bars Brunch
While you can always decorate with red, white, and blue tablecloths, banners, seating, and balloons, this type of party gives you an endless range of fun stars and stripes options for breakfast foods. Cut fruit, pancakes, and other finger foods in the shapes of stars. Offer bars of bacon, desert bars, etc. for the stripes. Don’t forget to include plenty of strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream to carry the red, white, and blue theme into the food.
Crafting Across America
Consider throwing a crafting themed 4th of July party where everyone gets together to make crafts. Keep the theme tied to Americana and red, white, and blue and you have plenty to celebrate and keep little hands busy throughout the day. Crafts are fun for people of all ages and can help you avoid a constant barrage of questions about fireworks later.
Modify this theme for adults by offering a craft beer tasting!
Of course, you’ll want to make sure you include a huge party tent for all your 4th of July party themes so your guests have a lovely place to rest shaded from the heat of the sun and dry if a stray afternoon storm crops up.