Hello friends! I was not intending to talk about decorating and celebrating the 4th of July. We usually mark the day with gathering with friends (maybe) and end the day with a fireworks display. There are plenty to choose from around our town. Don’t get me wrong. It’s not that I’m not patriotic. It’s just that by July 4th, it is H.O.T. around here and we tend to either be in a pool or inside. There’s never been much of a point to go to a lot of trouble decorating. However, now with son #2 on his way to the Navy, it is very fitting that we start celebrating this very important holiday. So, with that in mind, I’ve decided to share ten of the cutest ideas I’ve found for ways you can give three cheers to the red, white, and blue this year.
First up, how adorable is this door hanger? I seriously visited the site to download the cut file so I could make one of my own. Now, I just need to find the US wood cutout. I’m not sure how on board I am with hanging these wood cutouts on the front door, but maybe from a yard stake?? I’m not sure. Maybe I’m just to stuck in the traditional wreath mode. Nonetheless, this is precious! By the way, all the pictures are linked to their sites.
I so with my boys would wear something like this. Back in the day, they totally would have. However, now they’re too old and too cool. Still, I love this whole thing.
So, if you’re going to be taking lots of photos anyway, why not make them fun too? These photo booth props would be so cute ~ especially for little ones. Who knows, they might even make the little kids more cooperative when taking the pics.
Now, these little confetti poppers, I am totally making for the littles that I party with. So easy, TP tube, scrapbook paper, balloons, and tissue paper. It doesn’t get much easier. Plus, how fun will they be to use on the big night? I would probably also take an extra baggie of confetti to refill the poppers.
This popcorn/candy bar screams good times to me. I love it all! Around here, it is super hot on the 4th (did I mention that already?); so, eating heavy or hot food is not remotely appetizing. However, these little lite snacks would be perfect. Plus, come on, the patriotic colors and fun display….who could resist it?
So, these cut files can be used in several ways. Obviously, a hat or a t-shirt. You could also use them as a print and cut to make cupcake toppers, cards, or print them on tattoo paper for the kids. These are free to download too.
So, maybe fortune cookies are not what you think of for the 4th….but hey, why not? These are simply dipped in candy coating and covered in sprinkles. So cute. I wonder…maybe you could even print your own “fortunes” to slide into the cookies. Or, how fun would it be to surprise guests with a patriotic fun fact or trivia question?
If you will be having a party on the 4th, here’s a cute idea for party favors for the little ones. I would also suggest, these would be a fun thing to hand out to kiddos while you wait for the fireworks to start. Again, super easy to make. You can use mailers, or paper towel tubes, or make really small ones with TP tubes. These are so festive and inexpensive to make.
Here’s another version of party favors. I love the addition of the water bottle ~ especially if you’re waiting on fireworks. And, Oriental Trading is a great source for finding these types of small party favors. And even better, right now their patriotic supplies are half off!
These adorable firecrackers are made with cylinders like Pringles cans or a can of Comet cleanser. It’s the same idea of covering with scrapbook paper. You use tissue paper on the ends and gather it together with the wire garland. These would be a fantastic centerpiece for your table. Or, how about making a smaller version to add to a tiered stand?
This is just one pic from a ton of adorable photos of this vintage inspired party from A Blissful Nest. What I loved about this (besides the party decor) is the food is super simple and look how she turned simple Solo cups into adorable food containers with a simple addition of a label or tag. Easy and makes such a difference.
Well, there you have it. I will be definitely using some of these ideas for our 4th celebration. If you want even more of these ideas, check out my Pinterest board. I’ve been busy pinning lately and there are so many great ideas. I’ll make sure to share with you my finished projects on my Facebook page once I get them done. So, are there any of these ideas that you’ll be
stealing using? Let me know in the comments below.
Until next time~