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Happy Fourth of July – Great Ideas for Your Fourth of July Celebration

Fourth of July is a patriotic summer holiday that is a favorite for young and old alike.  It’s a time to get together and celebrate our nation’s birth and enjoy some good food, fireworks and outdoor activities.

If you are looking for some Fourth of July activities that will make the day special, you’ll find lots of Fourth of July party ideas here like Fourth of July food for your barbecue or picnic with lots of great Fourth of July recipes for red, white and blue snacks, American cuisine and patriotic desserts.

You’ll also find resources for Fourth of July party supplies and anything else you might need to create a great party for your guests including games and tips on how to have a fun and safe Fourth of July holiday.

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Fourth of July Costumes


Rasta Imposta Aunt Samantha Adult Costume

Fourth of July is a fun and patriotic holiday, a time for celebrating our nation’s birth with fireworks, backyard barbecues and picnics. It’s also fun to dress up in patriotic costumes like an Uncle Sam costume or a red white and blue outfit like this women’s 4th of July dress.

Fourth of July Costumes

You can get creative and be the Statue of Liberty or one of the founding fathers. What could be more patriotic than a colonial costume like a Betsy Ross costume or being one of the Presidents like George Washington or even George Bush. Halloween is also a great holiday to wear a President mask or costume. Patriotic costumes are also a unique idea for Halloween parties or trick or treating. They make great couples costumes too.

A Wonder Woman costume for her and a G.I. Joe costume for him makes a great couple look. An Army Nurse costume and Sailor costume look great together too. Whether it’s Fourth of July, Halloween or the school play, patriotic costumes are fun to wear. Don’t forget your pet in the celebrations get them a patriotic pet costume for the holiday.

Uncle Sam Costume

Uncle Sam has been a classic symbol of the United States since the 1800s. With his white beard and goatee and stars and stripes clothing and top hat, he represents the US government. Uncle Sam wants you and you can dress up like him for Fourth of July, Halloween or other national holidays.

Statue Of Liberty Costume

The Statue of Liberty was a gift to the United State from France. She is a symbol of the United States and stands for liberty enlightening the world. She is a great idea for a patriotic costume for Fourth of July or Halloween or other patriotic holiday. Lady Liberty’s greenish hue is due to her tarnished copper construction. She has a seven pointed crown and holds a torch and a tablet and
has sandaled feet.

George Washington Costume

George Washington was our first president and the father of our nation. A George
Washington costume makes a wonderful patriotic costume for Fourth of July,
National Holiday or Halloween. This Deluxe George Washington costume comes with
a character mask, jacket and attached vest with jabot. All you need are pants
and shoes. A cherry tree, an axe and not being able to tell a lie help too.

Betsy Ross Costume

Betsy Ross is credited with creating the first American flag. She is a patriotic figure and a Betsy Ross costume makes a great colonial costume for Fourth of July or costume parties. She wears a mopcap and a lace up bodice and has an American flag prop.

Colonial Costume Patterns


President Costumes

Abraham Lincoln Costume

You could dress up in another President costume like Abraham Lincoln or go as Barrack Obama or other notable Presidents like Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan or George Bush. An Abraham Lincoln costume is a classic American President costume for celebrating National Holidays. This Honest Abe costume comes with a stove pipe top hat and character mask with beard.

Patriotic Costumes

Wonder Woman Costume

Wonder Woman is a feminine symbol of an American Super Hero. She helps out the US Army and protects freedom fighters and civilians alike.

1940s WWII Military Officer Army General Costume Adult Standard Large 42

Go as a patriotic couple with these patriotic costumes.

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Fourth of July Invitations

Fourth of July invitations are one of first things you need to get when planning a Fourth of July party, picnic or barbeque. Invite your friends and family for a festive summertime favorite event. Independence Day is a fun summer holiday and a great time to get together and have some fun. Enjoy some patriotic foods and decorations and of course fireworks.

Fourth of July Invitations

Your party can be on July 4th or some other day that week or weekend. Be sure to let your guests know when and where the party will be and what time to show up. If it’s a potluck or B.Y.O.B (bring your own beverage) let them know too. Send out your invitations early enough so that your guests have plenty of time to plan and R.S.V.P. (let you know whether they are attending or not).

Here are some ideas for Fourth of July invitations for your party. You can get premade invitations, make your own or order custom invitations to your Fourth of July celebration.

Fourth of July Party Invitations

Make your own Fourth of July Invitations

Custom Fourth of July Invitations

Want custom made Fourth of July Invitations? Get great looking custom invitations made for your Fourth of July celebration. If you are having a special event and want a unique design for your Fourth of July party or cookout you can get these custom invitations.

Custom Fourth of July Invitations

How to Make Fourth of July Invitations

Flag Invitations

If you are planning a patriotic party for Fourth of July then these Flag Invitations will set the tone for you party. They feature the stars and stripes of the flag and the red, white and blue colors are perfect for the holiday. On Fourth of July and other U.S. holidays like Memorial Day and Veterans Day it is customary to fly the flag. It is a sign of respect and honor for our country. Using flag invitations let’s your guest know that it is a patriotic holidays and gives them all the information they need to when and where the event will take place.


Creative Converting US Pride Party Invitations, 8 Count

Fourth of July Party Decorations

Fourth of July party decorations can be used to decorate for your party but you can also used some of the supplies when creating your invitation to make them look more festive. You can decorate for the party and use the leftovers to adorn you invites for next year too. These plastic streamers have the stars and stripes and a perfect for a patriotic party or affair. They are great for Fourth of July, Memorial Day or other United States holiday celebration.


Patriotic Streamers

More great Fourth of July Ideas on Pinterest

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how did the tradition of fireworks on the fourth of July come to be?

how did the tradition of fireworks on the fourth of July come to be? the declaration of independence was signed on the fourth of july, but how did the fireworks get involved in this holiday and why?

Fireworks are a celebration

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Happy 4th of July!

For my American friends and viewers, happy 4th of July!

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what is one symbol to the fourth of july and why is it important?

one thing that symbolizes the fourth of july, so it has to be something physical you can touch. i already have fireworks and the american flag.

stars & stripes

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July 4th Pina Colada – Art of the Drink 59

Anthony and Leah celebrate Independence Day with a red, white, and blue pina colada!

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What are some good places to spend the Fourth of July in?

My family typically goes on a road trip vacation every year for the fourth of July holiday. This year, my dad put me in charge of coordinating a vacation for my mom and us (I’m 15 by the way). We live in Atlanta, Georgia and we want to travel somewhere nice. Certain thoughts came to mind like maybe visiting the Mississippi River or New York, but we didn’t know if these place had much to offer for me.
Any thoughts for destinations within a days drive of Marietta GA? Thanks.

Pittsburgh fires off fireworks from the rivers. The go up and you can catch them at eye level in Mount Washington, a short ‘incline’ railroad car ride form down below. It is so awesome.

Spend the day before at Kennywood Park, one fo the great amusement parks of America, with many rides on the National Register of Historic Places. Sleep downtown and enjoy yourself over the weekend eating great food at Primanti Brothers and seeing the Pgh Regatta, since the Pirates are out of town…You must hurry with reservations, though…

The kids will dig the Science Cneter next to Heinz Field and PNC park…and you can take a tour of the park since the Bucs are in FLA…

Have a good time, wherever you decide to go!

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What to take with me on the fourth of July?

I am going to the fireworks on the fourth of July and I may have to babysit a two year old. I want to know what to bring along in his diaper bag. Like what to bring to keep him entertained, and in case there is an emergency. Also what should I bring to the fire works with me. Be specific!!! Thanks to everyone who awswers!

*extra diapers and wipes and ointment
*pacifier (if still uses one)
*band-aids
*cell phone
*tissues
*any medicine he might need. only if mom or dad or gardian told you to use it.
*extra pair of keys if u have one to keep in the bag
*snacks and drinks in a cooler
*toys for sitting still
*blanket to sit on
*some food
*extra clothes and a jacket or somthing for both of you incase it gets chilly
*bug spray
*sun screen
*stuffed animal or blanket or whatever he wants
*sun glasses (2)
*flashlight
*ball or somthing to play with before they start
*book to read to him just incase

Good Luck and Have Fun!!!!

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Anyone have some good fourth of july recipes?

My husband’s job is having a little party for the 4th of July. He volunteered me to bake something for them? Does anyone have any good dessert recipes?

Double Berry Layer Cake

1 pkg strawberry cake mix
2/3 cup strawberry jam, divided
2 1/2 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed, drained and divided
1 8 oz container Cool Whip whipped topping, divided
Fresh strawberry slices, for garnish

Preheat over to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans. Prepare, bake and cool cake according to package directions. Place one cake layer on serving plate. Spread with 1/3 cup of strawberry jam. Arrange 1 cup of blueberries on jam. Spread 1/2 the whipped topping to within 1/2 inch of cake edge. Place second cake layer on top. Repeat with remaining 1/3 cup strawberry jam, 1 cup blueberries and remaining whipped topping. Garnish with strawberry slices and remaining 1/2 cup blueberries. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Tip: For best results, cut cake with serrated knife; clean knife after each slice.

Peanut Butter Sundaes

1/4 cup peanut butter
1 tbsp butter or margarine, softened
1 tbsp light corn syrup
1 pint (2 cups) vanilla ice cream
4 tsp chopped, dry roasted peanuts
1/2 cup hot fudge ice cream topping
1/4 cup whipped cream, if desired
4 maraschino cherries, if desired

In a small bowl, combine peanut butter, margarine and corn syrup; blend well. Spoon 1/4 cup ice cream into each of four 6 to 8 oz clear plastic or paper cups. Top each with peanut butter mixture and peanuts. Spoon another 1/4 cup ice cream into each cup; press down gently. Cover each cup with foil. Freeze 30 minutes or until ready to serve.

To serve, spoon 2 tablespoons ice cream topping into each cup. Top each with hot fudge, whipped cream and cherry.

Watermelon Ice

1/2 small watermelon, peeled, seeded and cut into 1 inch chunks (about 6 cups)
3 tbsp powdered sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt

In covered blender at low speed blend 1 cup of the watermelon chunks with powdered sugar, juice and salt until smooth; add remaining watermelon and blend until smooth. Pour into 9″ x 9″ baking pan; cover with foil or plastic wrap and feeze until partially frozen, about 2 hours.

Spoon watermelon mixture into a large, chilled bowl. With mixer at high speed, beat until fluffy. Return mixture to baking pan and freeze until firm, about 1 1/2 hours.

To serve: Remove from freezer and let stand for 10 minutes at room temperature for easier scooping.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

1/2 cup margarine
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 15 oz can pineapple chunks
maraschino cherries, drained
yellow cake mix

This is one of my all time favorite recipes. I make it every Fourth of July and get raving reviews and an empty pan every time!

Preheat over to 375 degrees F. Before making the cake batter, prepare the topping: In a 13″ x 9″ pan place the margarine and put in the oven until it melts. Sprinkle the brown sugar over the margarine. Drain the pineapple chunks; use pineapple to form flowers in the sugar mixture. Use a cherry for the center of each flower.

Prepare the cake batter as box directs, but carefully spoon the batter over the design in the baking pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan, on wire rack, ten minutes.

Then loosen cake from sides of pan ; place platter on top of pan and invert both; lift off pan. (If any of the fruit sticks to the pan, lift off with a spatula and replace in the design on cake.

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Cactus Cuties Sing Star Spangled Banner – Fourth of July ’08

This was on 700 Club, July 4, 2008. Great job girls!

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Stars & Stripes FOREVER!

I, Sam the Eagle, present a musical salute to America.
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