How to Host a Charming 4th of July Party for your friends and family! From food ideas, decorations and delicious cocktail recipes. We’re sharing some fun ideas to celebrate the USA!
The 4th is so nostalgic for most of us living in the United States. It usually starts with the town parade, then onto swimming, outdoor play, the most festive bbq and then fireworks!
Tossing together a last-minute, charming 4th of July party can be pretty easy, considering it’s all about grilling hot dogs and burgers! We’re sharing all the details for hosting your own!
Quick tip – Food covers are great for outdoor entertaining to keep flies off the food.
4th of July Party
4th of July Food
4th of July Desserts
One of my very favorite desserts as a kid, and still is as an adult, is homemade angel food cake with chocolate whipped cream!
It’s so light and refreshing and the chocolate whipped cream compliments it perfectly without being too sweet. You can serve it by the slice or layer in a glass with the whipped cream and strawberries.
Here are more great dessert options:
Blood Orange Cheesecake or Classic Cheesecake
Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Ice Cream
4th of July Rice Krispie Treats
4th of July Decorations
4th of July decorations are easy because the theme is already set for you! It’s all about red, white and blue! Sparklers and watermelons… so finding items to decorate with are fun!
Some great places to grab affordable decorations are thrift stores or antique shops. For example, this vintage flag was an awesome find and we use it for the 4th every year!
You can also find vases, punch bowls, cups and more at thrift stores.
Flowers are instant decor! See how to make your own 4th of July flower arrangements here!
4th of July Cocktail Recipes
Can’t have a 4th of July party without a cocktail! There is nothing better to cool down than a strong, refreshing cocktail… and a giant pool.
Here are some amazing cocktails for your party!
Blueberry Moscow Mules – served in ice-cold copper mugs!
4 Delicious Agua Fresca Recipes
Classic red and blue sodas are served on ice!
Adding charming details like old fashioned soda bottles and old school taffy. Things that remind me of vintage America!
To add a little charm to each individual table setting, place a sparkler in the napkin to use later when the sun goes down! These are from Tops Malibu.
More Summer Entertaining Ideas!
Guide to Hosting a Summer Tropical Party
Tips for Planning a Pool Party
We hope you have a wonderful 4th of July! Please let us know if you make any of the recipes in the comments below. We love to hear your thoughts!