Throw the Perfect 4th of July Party!

Jul 3, 2015, 16:58 PM by Thea S
Planning a 4th of July get together? Let us help you party in style. We’ve got some great ideas for food, drinks, and decor that are sure to blow your guests away. Check them out and party like it’s 1776!
This Saturday is Independence Day and we can’t wait to celebrate! If you’re planning a 4th of July get together let us help you party in style. We’ve got some great ideas for food, drinks, dessert, and decor that are sure to wow your guests. Check ‘em out below and get ready to party like it’s 1776!

Decor

Glorious Garland – String these beautiful kites up all around your home. Hang them from doorways, across tables, along fences, or even just up on the wall. They’ll add a fun, rustic feel to any 4th of July party!

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Image via Brit + Co

Playful Pinwheels – Not only are these fabulous decorations little ones can help with, they’ll look lovely dotted along your walkway or in a planter. Try making one today!

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Fabulous Fans – When you’re unsure how to decorate for a party the best person to go to is Martha Stewart. We adore her paper fan decorations. They’re light and airy and are a unique take on the traditional bunting you’ll see throughout your neighborhood.

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Image via Martha Stewart

Festive Flags – Light up your party in the most patriotic way! These luminaries are beautiful and simple to make.

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Food

Beautiful Bruschetta – Serving red, white, and blue food doesn’t mean you have to use artificial coloring. We are huge fans of these little snacks. Blackberries, strawberries, brie, and a balsamic honey glaze combine on your favorite pizza dough to create this delicious morsel. Your guests will be blown away!

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Image via Half Baked Harvest

Handsome Hotdogs – Hosting a BBQ to celebrate the 4th? Hotdogs are probably already on your menu, but let us suggest trying this amazing recipe. These bacon wrapped dogs are loaded with delicious toppings; we’re sure they’ll be a hit!

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Image via Foxes Love Lemons

Lovely Lasagna – It may be easy to put a flag inspired cake together, but what about a lasagna? That’s right, we said lasagna. Surprise party goers with an equally delicious and patriotic dish.

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Image via She Knows

Picturesque Pizza – Speaking of main courses than can be shaped like the American flag, you’ve got to cook up this bacon flag pizza! There’s no such thing as having too many American flag shaped dishes, and we’re sure folks will go nuts over this one!

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Image via Tablespoon

Drinks

Marvelous Mason Mezcal - How festive does this drink look? We’re loving the red, white, and blue. It’s just perfect for your 4th of July party! Now it is on the strong side, so do drink responsibly.

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Image via Chilled Magazine

Powerful Punch – This super fun layered beverage is sure to be a favorite of the young and the young at heart. It is a little more complex to make (there’s science involved to help keep your colors separated), but we think the end result is just fantastic.

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Image via No. 2 Pencil

Joyful Jell-O – Surprise friends and family with these little guys. The cherry in the center makes it almost look like a firework! What could be better for the 4th of July?

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Image via Cincy Shopper

Special Sparkler – Here’s another red, white, and blue concoction! Mix lime soda, blueberries, and raspberries together with a Pop Rocks rim. It might be super sugary, but it’s also super festive – and there’s real fruit in it!

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Image via Her Campus

Desserts

Kool Krispies – Have a guest with a gluten allergy? They can still enjoy a patriotic dessert! These Rice Krispies treats may be gluten free but they’re full of fun!

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Image via Love & Sugar

Perfect Pie – Is there anything more patriotic than apple pie? This lemon flag pie might be! Serve it up at your party and let your guests decide!

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Image via Brit + Co

Superb Sandwiches – Celebrate Independence Day with the ultimate ice cream sandwich. There’s nothing like watching fireworks on a warm July day with friends and family enjoying a sweet, refreshing, treat.

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Patriotic Popsicles – If you’re looking for a cool snack that will leave you feeling less guilty than those ice cream sandwiches, we’ve got just the thing: yogurt popsicles. All you need is raspberries, blueberries, and vanilla flavored Greek yogurt. They aren’t too bad for your beach body, but they’re still fun and festive.
We hope these ideas help you throw an epic 4th of July party! Make sure to share snaps of your celebration with @HomeShows on Twitter and Instagram – we want to see your festivities! Happy Independence Day from all of us at Marketplace Events.

In keeping with the tradition of 4th of July sales, right now you can get 2-for-1 tickets to the Marketplace Events Home Show nearest you. Take advantage of this sale on our Facebook page – and don’t’ forget to Like Us when you’re there!

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