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Fun-Filled 4th of July Party Ideas

July 04, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 160

4th of July is almost here! I have started planning this year's celebration well in advance. Each year I make it a point to call all my friends for a grand outdoor party at my Vermont farmhouse and believe me no one disappoints me by not turning up! We gossip, we have a live barbeque, tons of flowing beer, lots of fun games, and just spend some quality time. After all, 4th of July is all about togetherness.

Well, for folks who are planning to throw a special 4th of July party, I have some of the best party ideas to share.

Invitation

This is the first thing on my 'To do list'. Invite your friends for this year's 4th of July party in a different style! Create a series of U.S. flags on your computer and take print outs. Paste those mini flags on a thin stick. Punch two holes on the invitation card to put the flag stick through. Be a sport. Visit each of your friends in person and hand over this lovely looking invitation. Won't that just be an added surprise for them!

Decoration

Keeping in mind the traditional American theme-based party concept, why not spray paint the chairs and tables in red, white, and blue. Drape the umbrella poles in the portico with a big U.S. flag. Why leave the garden space empty, let's just spray paint the trees and bushes in tri-color as well to give it a look and feel of 4th of July.

To add more to the decorative ideas - place small printed flags on each pot in the garden and along the entrance to your house. Remember to use all kinds of vintage stuff that you have such as wooden boxes, candle sticks, old umbrella, grandpa's table and chair for styling purpose.

Costume

Fun ideas for the costume; ask your guests to dress up like their favorite 'Founding Father' or like a popular US politician imbibing the 4th of July theme in their attire. That would be both fun and innovative!

Food and Drinks

Add a patriotic color to the day's food and drinks. Put the American flag on each freshly baked tart, cakes, and cookies. Keep the barbeque going with lots of free flowing beer. Remember to have flag printed plates for the guests to use them while enjoying a dessert. You can even prepare toffees, cakes, and mini pies at home, adding red, white and blue jelly on top of them.

Crafts

A very simple and easy to make craft is creating fabric flowers. All you need is a couple of straps of fabrics in red, white, and blue and a big button of any color. Place those wonderful looking fabric flowers on the dinner table to brighten up your 4th of July party.

Happy blogging, happy reading, and keep sharing your 4th of July party ideas with me!

Jonathan is a professional event planner. Event professionals worldwide are increasingly relying on automated software to streamline the online event registration, payment management, and attendee relationship management. Acteva is the market leader in providing event registration solutions at competitive price.

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