The 4th of July is just a few short days away, and is the height of summertime entertaining.  No matter where your party is, you can celebrate  freedom with friends and family with these great star-spangled party decorations, games and festive red white and blue recipes!

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Patriotic Decorations and Printables at

Patriotic Decorations and Printables:

Tissue Fan Fireworks with Clip-Art Medallions from Martha Stewart

Red White and Blue Rocket Favors at Martha Stewart

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers from Bella Grace Party Designs

Sparkler Cards from Twig & Thistle

Patriotic Paper Flowers at Live Laugh Rowe

4th of July Pinwheel FREE Printable at Nifty Thrifty Things

4th of July Party Printables at Family Fresh Cooking

Rocket Wreath at Tatertots and Jello

Outdoor Patriotic Flag Wreath at TidyMom

DIY Red White and Blue Windsocks at Multiples and More

Firecracker Popcorn Bags at Family Chic

Red White and Blue Mason Jars at It All started with Paint


flag tag relay game

Disney Spoonful

4th of July Games:

Flag Tag Relay

Summary:Flag Tag Relay is a game where you race to see who can get the flag first

Recommended Number of Players/Teams: Two teams, unlimited amount of players


  • One small novelty flag per player
  • Two plastic buckets
  • Sand

Set Up:

  • Place the sand in each bucket. Put the flags in the sand so they stand up. Place the buckets on the far end of the playing field.
  • How to Play:  Have each team form a single line, one player behind the next, facing the flag buckets. On cue, the first player from each team races to the appropriate bucket, grabs one flag, and marches back to his team as quickly as possible. No running allowed in this part of the relay. The player then tags the next team mate, who then runs to the team bucket to retrieve another flag. Play continues until all members of one team have gotten a flag and returned to the starting line.

Winner: Winning team is the one who complete the relay in the quickest time.

Tip: Let each child keep their flag as a favor.

Watermelon seed spitting contest

Watermelon is a 4th of July tradition tradition that never goes out of style.   Make it a focal point of your party with a watermelon seed spitting contest.  Mark a line for kids or adults to stand on. See who can spit their watermelon seeds furthest.  Have a tape measure on hand so you can accurately measure the distance of the spitted seeds.

Patriotic beanbag toss

Patriotic Beanbag Toss

Rinse and clean 6 metal cans and paint patriotic stripes using acrylic paint for a quick and easy game of beanbag toss to your 4th of July party.  Stack the cans in a pyramid and toss beanbags to knock them down – whoever knocks the most down wins!

Water-balloon Dodge Ball

Form two equal groups. Fill lots of balloons with water place in several buckets or bins on each side of the playing field.  Participants can throw the balloons at each other.  If you get hit, you are out of the game. The last one standing is the water-balloon dodge ball champ.

Squirt Tag

Kick up the old game of tag a notch with water! One participant is armed with a spray bottle or a water gun. The first person squirted, becomes “it” and take over the sprayer.  Last dry one standing wins!


Patriotc Desserts and Treats at

 Patriotic Desserts and  Treats

Red, White and Blue Star Cookie Towers at Bake at 350

Patriotic Panna Cotta at Sprinkle Bakes

Patriotic Candy Buttons at The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle

Red White and Blue Candy Apples from TidyMom

Red White and Blue Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries at Food For My Family

Patriotic Marshmallow Pops  at Living Locurto

Yellow Cake Pie with Chocolate Mousse and Berries at Foodie Crush

4th of July Tye Died Fudge at Taste and Tell

Patriotic Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches at TidyMom

Patriotic Fruit Pops at Nestle Kitchens

Red Velvet Shortbread Stars & Cheesecake Ice Cream Sandwiches at A Farmgirl’s Dabbles

Firecracker Red White and Blue Cake at Betty Crocker

Oreo Cheesecake Pops at Living Locurto


How will you enjoy the wonderful celebration of our nation’s independence and embrace the quintessential summertime?