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Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, freelance photographer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas and photos have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine, Celebrate Magazine, All You Magazine, Elle Decor and MarthaStewart.com. She also regularly creates content for brands such as PBS Parents, HGTV, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Pillsbury, PayPal, Mars, Hellmann's, Cultura France and Danone to name a few. 

Red, White & Fabulous 4th of July Party Ideas


Red, White & Fabulous 4th of July Party Ideas - via BirdsParty.com


If you're still looking for those very last minute ideas, then I've put together a little inspiration that might help - All the ideas are super easy and quick to make so you still have time to get busy-ish (scout's honor) and sure to wow your family and friends. No one needs to know it was easy, right?! ;)

Red, White & Fabulous 4th of July Party Ideas

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* Table centerpieces don't come much easier than this! Arrange flowers loosely in a blue vase (or tint the water color with food coloring!). Place a festive flag in each vase to complete the festive look - Get your printable flags here.

* Wall and hanging decor is a must - Paper fans and rosettes add the wow factor effortlessly. Available at most party supplies stores like Oriental Trading. Celebrations at Home shows us how it's done.

* Cupcakes decorated with colored M&Ms - How easy is that?! Bake a batch or embellish store-bought cupcakes. Smear with frosting (or sweetened cream cheese) and top with your red, white and blue candy. Easy enough so kids can also help! ;)

* Let's not forget the hostess! No need to go to a fancy-dress store though. Simply raid your closet and mix up those summer basics for a stylish, yet comfy ensemble - A Nautical or Riviera Chic look is easy to pull together. Add bangles for extra sparkle.

* Sparklers - Mustn't forget the sparklers! Fun to be had by all, and make great photo props. Most supermarket carry them. (photo source unknown)

* It's all in the arrangement - These sweet party favors are quick to put together and have that extra patriotic touch if you arrange them like a flag. Easy and effective!

* Table setting: Fold a place map on itself to create a little pocket where to add the flatware. Arrange  plate on top to weigh it down (a tea towel would work too). Tie the lot with a festive bow, and Ta-Dah! Instant cuteness.

* Shortbread Bar: Great idea to get guests interacting! Plus, it's so much more fun for all - You simply provide the accessories and shortbread cookies, pound cake cut up into stars or puff-pastry stars (use a star cookie cutter) and your guests get busy assembling their own!

* Layered 4th of July Drink: Pretty drink served up in mason jars, decorated with printable tags. Tags here.

* Easy Refreshments: Make a batch of Strawberry, Apple and Lemon Sangria and decant into large containers so guests can help themselves throughout the day!


I hope you enjoy the ideas, and whatever you do; have a fabulous and sparkly Independence Day!! ♥

More 4th of July or Memorial Day party ideas here!

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