Keeping the 4th of July Simple

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I love having people over for cookouts and outdoor fun–our house is set up perfectly for it!  But I do tend to go a little overboard with everything and then I end up running around like a crazy lady at the party and never really get to enjoy my efforts.  I know I’m not the only one guilty of this, so I gathered up a bunch of my favorite ideas from around the web and put them all in one place!

More than 40 patriotic ideas to help you keep it simple. If you need help finding ideas for decorations, appetizers, drinks, outdoor games for kids & adults, main dishes, desserts, or party favors--look no further!

I’m sharing some really easy ideas for the 4th of July–or any other patriotic holiday for that matter.

{I linked to the original website when it was available, otherwise I linked to my Pinterest profile.}

4th of July Decoration Ideas

1-Tootsie Pop Bouquet \ 2-Painted Lawn Stars \ 3-Bandanna Table Runner 

4-Plastic Cup Twirlers \ 5-Stars & Stripes Centerpiece \ 6-DIY Flag Wreath


Appetizers

1-American Flag Vegetable Tray \ 2-Tortellini Kabobs  \ 3-Cheese & Onion Dip

4-Crockpot BBQ Ranch Kielbasa \ 5-Taco Salad Flag \ 6-Flag Meat Tray \ 7-Cucumber Bites


Drinks

1-Cranberry Orange Lemonade Punch \ 2-Blue Party Punch3-Pineapple Lemonade

4-Sparkling Pink Lemonade Fruit Punch \ 5-Patriotic Layer Punch


Outdoor Party Games

1-Squirt Gun Races \ 2-Water Bottle Water Fight \ 3-Patriotic Cornhole \ 4-Patriotic Photo Props

5-Red, White and Blue Scavenger Hunt / 6-Ladder Ball / 7-Outdoor Twister


Lunch%2FDinner

1-Walking Taco Bar \ 2-Red, White, & Blue Pasta Salad \ 3-Hot Dog Bar

4-Deviled Egg Potato Salad \ 5-Red, White, & Blue Veggie Kabobs \ 6-Cooler Corn


Sweet Treats

1-Easy & Healthy Dessert Pizza \ 2-Red, White, & Blue Pretzel Bites

3-Patriotic Rice Krispies Treats \ 4- Patriotic Popcorn

5-Red, White, & Blue Mini Cupcakes \ 6-Patriotic Cookie Dough Truffeles

7-Red, White, & Blue Cupcakes in Wine Goblets \ 8-Easy Flag Fruit Dessert


Party Favors

1-Patriotic Poppers \ 2-Peppermint Party Favors \ 3-Glow Sticks Holders

4-Printable Pop Rocks Tags \ 5-Gumball Favors \ 6-“I dig the USA” Shovels

7-Printable Sparkler Holders \ 8-DIY Candy Bag Twist Ties


Any ideas that you love for the 4th of July? Share the links and I’ll add them to the list! Oh, and be sure to check out my 4th of July Pinterest Board for more!

More than 40 patriotic ideas to help you keep it simple. If you need help finding ideas for decorations, appetizers, drinks, outdoor games for kids & adults, main dishes, desserts, or party favors--look no further!

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