The 4th of July holiday is just around the corner! We are especially excited to celebrate this year as more friends and family are able to gather together again. To inspire your celebrations, we asked creators in our community to share their favorite crafts, treats and traditions. See them below!
4TH OF JULY CRAFTS
1. Cardboard Rocket Ships
This super easy, kid-friendly craft is a perfect activity to spend time together and create adorable 4th of July rockets that can be used as home decor or toys for children!
2. Patriotic Popsicle Shaker Sign
Inexpensive, homemade home decor for the holidays is our favorite! Add some festivity to your home without having to spend lots!
3. Patriotic Basket Wreath
Got 10 minutes? This craft is incredibly cute, and fast! Get your home ready for all your guests to come to visit with this patriotic basket wreath. Tutorial by Tatertots and Jello can be found here. (TaterTots and Jello)
4. American Flag Shadow Box
If you’re looking for a craft with an elevated look for your home decor, this is the one for you! This American Flag Shadow Box is great 4th of July decor but also fitting to be left up year-round. You can customize it any way you want. You could keep it simple, or include more personal family pictures and memories.
Tutorial by Analytical Mommy.
4TH OF JULY TREATS
1. Patriotic Pops
They’re super easy, super good, and customizable for any holiday which is why we recommend oreo pops for this year’s July 4th party! These dipped oreos are easy, but sure to impress all your friends and family.
Tutorial by Happiness is Homemade.
2. Red, White and Berry Bites
Everybody loves a cool, refreshing treat when you’re spending a lot of time out in the sun! That’s why we love these frozen yogurt berry bites from Heidi! Not only are they delicious, but they are healthy too! Prep them, freeze them, and get ready to enjoy them on your 4th of July holiday!
Tutorial by Happiness is Homemade
3. Stars and Sliders
If you want a crowd-pleaser, you can’t go wrong with this treat! Strawberry Shortcake sliders are delicious and will add the perfect pop of red to your 4th of July table spread. Your guests will love the sweet and refreshing combination of this treat!
Tutorial by TaterTots and Jello.
4. No-Bake Patriotic Cake
Food is important at a good party, but so is the company! That’s why this treat is the perfect solution to allow you delicious desserts, but also plenty of time to visit with your friends and family. This cake requires 4 simple ingredients and just 10 minutes of your time! You can prep ahead of time, and then just sit back, relax and enjoy the day!
4TH OF JULY TRADITIONS
1. Watch the Fireworks
With the fun activities and delicious treat ideas from this blog post, your 4th of July is off to a great start! End it with a bang. Check online for local fireworks, or if that's not an option, opt for confetti poppers or sparklers done at home. Please be aware of any regulations or restrictions in your area.
2. Friendly Competitions
Nothing is wrong with little competitive games when you’re with the people you love! We recommend having some fun with things! Whether it’s watermelon-eating competitions, relay races, a friendly game of volleyball, just have fun with it! Another fun game for kids and adults to work on throughout the day is a 4th of July Word Seach from Heidi ad Happiness Homemade.
3. Patriotic Parade
Check-in your local community what events or festivities they might have going on! A fun patriotic parade is always a good idea! If there’s nothing going on in your community, make your own parade with your family and friends. Buy some American flags, and make some cute t-shirts for the crew. Then parade around to good music, and enjoy your time together.
A link to 10 minute 4th of July t-shirts tutorial by TaterTots and Jello can be found here.
ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY
Whatever you decide to do for your 4th of July, we hope you have a great holiday this year enjoying friends, family, and the freedom we have in this beautiful country. Remember to make your day most memorable plan ahead, get creative and capture the moments. We’d love for you to share with us any pictures you take from doing these activities mentioned here in this article! Share with us on our social media platforms.