Best 4th of July Party Ideas


Best 4th of July party ideas by Pretty Printables Ink

If you’re looking for the best 4th of July party ideas, you’re in the right place! After 18 months in quarantine, we know some of you are throwing some epic Independence Day parties this year.

You’ll want to make sure you have some great invitations, games, outfits/accessories and great food and drinks to pull off the perfect event.

Here are our favorite 4th of July party ideas to help you pull off an epic celebration your guests won’t forget.

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Best 4th of July party invitations

Make your Independence Day party special by sending a customized invitation to your guests. We have custom Independence Day invitations in our Etsy shop that will suit whatever kind of July 4th party you’re hosting. Whether it’s a 4th of July BBQ, pool party, firework display or block party, we can change the wording to suit your needs! Here are some of our favorite invitations we have for sale, or you can check out all our 4th of July party invitations in our Etsy shop.

4th of July party invitation with stars and stripes letters and confetti

Purchase our 4th of July patriotic foil balloon letter invite

Purchase our 4th of July patriotic popsicle invitation 

4th of July patriotic gnomes invitation

Purchase our patriotic gnome 4th of July invitation

4th of July fireworks in night sky invitation

Purchase our Independence Day fireworks invitation 

Purchase our stars and stripes July 4th party invitation

4th of Jyly block party invitation with fun foil balloons and confetti

Purchase our 4th of July patriotic block party invitation 

4th of July pool party invitation with patriotic bikini, popsicle and flip flops

Purchase our 4th of July pool party invitation here

4th of July American flag invitation with flag banner and hand waving American flag

Purchase our American flag 4th of July celebration invitation 

Best 4th of July party decorations

Decorating for your 4th of July can be fun and easy! Stars and stripes and anything red, white and blue will do, really. We found a ton of great and unique decorations on Etsy, but we also shared a few fun items on Amazon, too, in case you waited until the last minute and need to capitalize on that Prime 1-day shipping. Be sure to also check out your local Dollar Store/Dollar Tree for a lot of great (and cheap!) Independence Day party decorations, too.

Popsicle pinata

Mini Popsicle Pinata by
LulaFlora on Etsy

(photo: LulaFlora)

Patriotic popsicle doormat

Patriotic popsicle doormat by 
on Etsy

(photo: YoAdrianneCo)

4th of July yard signs for party decor

4th of July vinyl lawn signs by 
JasieVinylSupply on Etsy

(photo: JasieVinylSupply)

Star felt banners for hanging
Felt star hanging banners by 
SheFeltLovelyDesigns on Etsy

(photo by She Felt Lovely Designs)

Red white and blue July 4th mason jar decor

Red, white and blue patriotic mason jars by GettingMyArtsyOn on Etsy

(photo by Getting My Artsy On)

Patriotic American top hat pinataPatriotic American tophat pinata by 
TopPartyDecoration on Etsy

(photo by Top Party Decoration)

4th of July outdoor front lawn banner4th of July front lawn banner
from Amazon(photo from

4th of July decor bundle feature stars and stripes itemsAll-in-one 4th of July party decor bundle by Esjay on Amazon

(photo by Esjay on Amazon)


Patriotic 4th of July door swag for front door4th of July door swag by 
BoutiqueWreaths77 on Etsy(photo by Boutique Wreaths 77)
Patriotic gnomes Patriotic gnomes decorations by 
Lukeys Charms on Etsy
(photos by Lukey’s Charms)
4th of July red, white and blue star straws
Red, white and blue patriotic paper straws by Couronne Parties on Etsy (photo by Couronne Parties)
Patriotic door or window stars and stripe wreath
Patriotic door or window wreath
by WhiskyCreations on Etsy(photo by Whisky Creations)

Independence Day game ideas

Games for your Independence Day party can be fun and easy. Since most people through an outdoor 4th of July party or BBQ, any yard game will do! Of course, you can also test your US history knowledge with some fun trivia games as well. Here are some of our favorite July 4th game ideas:

Red white and blue Yardzee wooden dies
Wooden red, white and blue star Yardzee game
by OnceUpontheStars on Etsy(photo by Once Upon the Stars)
Ladder toss lawn game

Ladder toss game by Go Sports on Amazon

(photo by Go Sports on Amazon)

Red white and blue outdoor checker set
Red, white and blue outdoor checker set
by RockThisOut on Etsy
Independence Day bingo cardsIndependence Day bingo game
by EBANKU on Amazon(photo by EBANKU on Amazon)
American Flag cornhole toss game setAmerican Flag cornhole game toss set 
by Go Sports on Amazon(photo by Go Sports on Amazon)
Giant Connect 4 yard gameGiant Connect in a Row game by 
Yard Sports on Amazon(photo by Yard Sports on Amazon)

4th of July patriotic clothing and accessories

What’s a good party if you don’t dress the part? Wearing some patriotic clothes and accessories is a MUST for any great Independence Day party. Whether you choose just to dress up in some classic red, white and blue clothes or go all out with some fun earrings or other patriotic accessories, be sure to dress the part. Here are some of our favorite patriotic clothing and accessory items in case you want to add these to your cart:

American flag tunic tee by Sampeel on Amazon Red white and blue popsicle teeRed, white and blue popsicle tee
by ShopTeeShirts4u on Etsy
(photo by Shop Tee Shirts 4U)
Women’s patriotic American flag dress
by G and PL on Amazon(photo by G and PL – Amazon)

Men’s patriotic shirt by Tipsy Elves on Amazon

(photo by Tipsy Elves – Amazon)

Rocket popsicle earringsRocket popsicle earrings 
by Ladyloomer on Etsy(photo by Lady Loomer)

Patriotic kimono by DDSOL on Amazon

Girl’s 4th of July Dress
by Bonnie Jean on Amazon
Women’s patriotic American flag bathing suit
by Qearal on Amazon

Boys 4th of July American Dude outfit
by FYBITBO on Amazon

Best 4th of July food ideas

First of all, do yourself a favor and just type in 4th of July food ideas into the Pinterest search bar. You’ll have so many recipes and ideas at your fingertips! You can also check out our holidays and celebrations board for more inspiration – we’ll be pinning ideas here all month.

Here are some of our favorite 4th of July party food and drink ideas we’ve come across:

4th of July beverage ideas:

4th of July food ideas:

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