The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. I remember being completely enamored with the parades when I was little. Back then, they had real floats…the ones with real flowers! My kids love our hometown parade because they get almost as much candy as they do for Halloween!
I’ve really looking forward to the 4th this year and have started a small collection of decorating ideas that I’m going to try at home. These are all super easy. Who has time for complicated? So here we go…
#1. Red, White and Blue Pom Poms
This is a really easy and cute craft idea that will add a lot of color and fun to your next party! It’s just made from tissue paper and string!
I think you could hang these under an umbrella instead of lanterns like in the picture below.
#2. Lawn Stars
How cute is this?? She does mention that you have to use construction marking paint so that you won’t kill the grass. Any other spray paint would be a BAD idea!
#3. Bandana Throw Pillows
This project couldn’t be easier to do. Kathy from The Budget Decorator uses her regular throw pillows and covers them with a bandana (red, white or blue) and ties the corners with a white ribbon. You could also use twine for a rustic look. I’m totally doing this!
#4. Bandana Table Runner
Matt and Shari of HGTV’s Room By Room displayed this red and blue table runner on their blog. Just tie the corners together! Easy, simple, done.
#5. Watermelon/Blueberry Star Kabobs
Just look at these! Once again, we’re staying with the theme – Easy and Simple! All you need for this is a star-shaped cookie cutter and some skewers. Anna from The Baby Bump Diaries takes you through the step-by-step process for making these 4th of July fruit kabobs.
#6. Sparkling Red, White and Blue Sangria
Yes please! I’ll have one! Need I say more????
Ali from Gimme Some Oven makes these beautiful festive drinks. Here’s her recipe which includes champagne, fruit, white wine and grape juice. Yum!!! *I think I’m going to have to stock up on these star-shaped cookie cutters!
#7. American Flag-Dipped Pretzels
These look intimidating, but they are pretty straight forward. Jill from Create Craft Love shows off her recipe for these yummy pretzel rods using candy melts and white sprinkles.
#8. S’mores Kits
No Fourth of July party is complete without s’mores!
Megan from Balancing Home shows a wonderful way to pass out the goodies! I would probably make it even cheaper and just place all of the ingredients in a small, clear plastic cup with a red-checkered napkin inside.
#9. Tablecloth Decor
This is another idea from Kathy at The Budget Decorator. She uses fabric (you could also use a tablecloth!) and yarn to decorate her porch railings. You could also do this above an entryway or on indoor stair railings.
#10. Festive Ice Cream Sandwiches
I hope you try one of these ideas for your next 4th of July party. They’re fun, savvy, and again, super easy!