Ready for this 4th of July celebration? The fireworks. The friends and family. This party is only going to be as fabulous as you set it up to be. Here are a few ideas on how to theme your 4th of July party for a much talked about bash.
1. Costume party. What better way to teach kids (and adults) about the history of our forefathers? This can be a fun party with every guest dressing up as their favorite historical figure. Trivia games can be created around this notion where each person guesses who said what quotes. Those who guess right get a prize. This is a terrific idea for preparing children for history by preparing for the party.
2. Baking party. A 4th of July baking party can be loads of fun. Either guests can get together and bake or they can bring their baked goods to the party already made. Prizes can be awarded for the most creative baked goods or historically accurate recipes of the day.
3. Scavenger hunt party. This idea is perfect for kids and/or adventurous adults. Scavenger hunts can be as big or as little as you want them to be. Many can span continents while smaller parties can be confined to the back yard. Use local historical and patriotic landmarks as clues with the final destination leading to a wonderful surprise like a fireworks display.
4. History reenactment party. Guests arrive in character dressed as their favorite historical figure. However, they must stay in character the entire time. This requires a little study on the time period of the day and the way people spoke to each other. Or you could make it much simpler by designating a specific time for a reenactment of a famous event such as the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
5. Cooking/grilling competition party. This is a party that I would love to attend! Invite guests to bring their tools and have a cook/grill-off. Every guest can be involved in making the food, even the kids. Appoint judges to declare the winner(s) of the best food items.
6. Craft party. Bring together all of your crafting friends and have a 4th of July craft party. Make the decorations together or do what you do best. You could have several different stations that consist of different crafts. That way after a set amount of time everyone switches to the next craft station thereby giving all of your guests the opportunity to try each craft. Then they can take all of their new creations home. A great memory maker for all ages.
7. Spa Party. For those of us who see the 4th of July as a chance to escape a spa party might be ideal. Gather a group of girlfriends together to do a red, white and blue nail art session. Theme facial sugars and other items in red, white and blue patriotic colors. The results will certainly be conversation starters and a group of relaxed party goers.
8. Pie eating contest. This is another traditional image when picnics come to mind. Have your guests bake a couple of pies and bring them. Register several contestants and hold a pie eating contest. Bring plenty of cameras and video around because this one will certainly want to be posted on all forms of social media. Lots of laughs and fun.
9. Pool party. Another traditional 4th of July activity but it’s a goodie. Children and adults alike love pool parties. It’s a chance to celebrate and still keep cool in the summer weather.
Happy Independence Day!