Easy July 4th Party Planning Ideas

Easy July 4th Party Planning Ideas

The Fourth of July holiday is tomorrow and there are so many ways to celebrate! If you’re planning an Independence Day get together, we’ve got some last minute and easy July 4th party planning ideas. Here are four tips that will ensure your party explodes in patriotic splendor and sparkles with delicious food and cool drinks.


Nothing says Happy Independence Day like stars, stripes, and those all-American colors of red, white, and blue. HGTV has dozens of great DIY decorating tips for your party. From patriotic linens to star shaped candles to flameless party crackers with treats, these hacks are sure to wow!

Cool Drinks

July 4th usually means hot and humid temperatures, so having refreshing cold beverages available for guests is a must. Our current favorite drink? A frozen Arnold Palmer! The perfect blend of iced tea and lemonade, this recipe comes from celebrity chef Carla Hall. Time magazine shares tips for a delicious and easy frozen Arnold Palmer. Yum!

Tasty Treats

We love Fourth of July treats and the delicious foods that are a staple of backyard BBQs and picnics. Get traditional & festive ideas from Delish, including new twists on potato salad, hot dogs, and corn on the cob (hint: add bacon). Don’t forget dessert! Go patriotic with these recipes from Country Living magazine. We’ve made the flag cake and it was a hit!


You can’t have a party without the tunes! Luckily, you’re covered by Pinterest or Spotify. Whether you’re looking for party music, classic summer songs, or more patriotic fare, both sites offer free playlists that will set the right mood.

We believe it’s how you live that matters! Enjoying special holidays with family, friends, and neighbors is a great way to make lasting memories. We hope that these July 4th party planning ideas are helpful and that everyone enjoys the holiday! Don’t forget to share your Fourth of July celebrations with us on Facebook.