Fourth of July is one of the hottest holidays to throw a party – literally and figuratively! Throw a Fourth of July party that guests will remember for years using these tips and hand-picked ideas.
Create a Party Sub-Theme
What style and type of Independence Day party are you throwing? Old fashioned? Kid-friendly? Wild? Sparkly and glam? Choose your sub-theme and weave it into the test of your party planning, from invitations to food.
Wow With a Festive Invite!
Your invitation is your guests first glimpse of your party. It sets the tone and speaks volumes of what your party will be like. Sendo Invitations have created a number of electronic invitations featuring Patriotic and Fourth of July themes, Summer themes and more. Electronic invites with sound, music and animation make 4th of July event planning easier for you AND wows your guests! Create your perfect Independence Day online invitation here.
Get Creative With Snacks
Strawberries and whipped cream are staples in tons of Fourth of July party treats. It’s light, fresh and cooling. Add blueberries for that pop of blue! These simple ingredients can be found in recipes for tortes, shortcakes, fruit kebabs and more. Looking to add a touch of Patriotic elegance to your dish? Use a blue food coloring in the whip cream! Love the bold colors, but hate the artificial food coloring? Choose a natural food coloring or experiment with blueberry puree. Looking to “beef up” your typical burger spread? Add a few different types of outside-the-box cheeses like Bleu, Havarti and Muenster. Or how about an exotic mustard or hot sauce collection.
Sparkles & Fire
Incorporate the sparkle and fire of 4th of July into your decor and entertainment! Tiki torches enhance your ambiance with a hint of fire. Bonus: they repel bugs! The holiday wouldn’t be complete without sparklers. Kids love these! If you’re worried about burns, light your sparkler, drop it into a mason jar and let them watch. Flameless candles and glow sticks are a safe, fun way to enhance your decor. If you’re going for a glam sub-theme, glitter or shiny confetti is a must.
Signature Drink Recipe: Watermelon Mojitos!
No party is complete without a signature drink! Check out this recipe for Watermelon Mojitos on If Found Make. It’s cool and refreshing … with a little kick.
Beat the Heat
July is HOT. Plan ahead to make sure your outdoor party areas are cool and enjoyable. Rent or purchase a canopy if you don’t have any type of covering on your deck or patio. You can also rent fans that release a fine mist. Guests stay cool, and kids really enjoy it. Your turn! What are some of your exciting party plans for Fourth of July? Share in the comments!
This was a guest post from Jennifer Skarakis – Founder Sendo Invitations.
Jennifer Skarakis is on a mission to help take event planning to the next level of style and ease. She does this while raising three daughters, playing in a band and running a company. Check out more party planning tips from Jennifer.