diy Patriotic Party Ideas for Your July 4th Bash  

Jessica Lawshe
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There is no better way than to celebrate our nation than a Fourth of July party. Whether you're doing a big backyard BBQ or a small picnic with a few friends, you'll want to check out our list for totally awesome 4th of July ideas!

Even if you can't make it to the fireworks, you can bring them to you and your party attendees by handing out firework rings and DIY confetti poppers. If that's not enough to get them in the popping mood, hand them a pop-rock shooter! After a few of those, see how well they do at Jumbo Jenga. Our country was built on popcorn and hot dogs, so you'll definitely want to have these on the menu. In fact, we suggest wrapping that hot dog in bacon because, well... duh! America! 

The patriotic picnic caddy on this list will help you keep track of all the napkins your guests will need as they chow down on watermelon stars, watermelon "cake," and deviled eggs with a Sriracha and bacon kick (don't miss that recipe). You could pick up a 6-pack of Budweiser, or you could treat your guests to pre-made cocktails in mason jars. This Independence Day party can be as classy or as trashy as you want it to be! You're free to make that decision! USA!

So take a look at our list and make our founding fathers proud, or at least Will Smith (uh...hello!? Greatest movie of all time, Independence Day) by voting up the best Fourth of July Party idea!
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Pre-Made Drinks in Mason Jars


Pre-Made Drinks in Mason Jars is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Patriotic Party Ideas for Your July 4th Bash
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Now your guests don't have to hover around the bar to get a drink. They can just grab a pre-made drink from the cooler. Make sure you label the drinks though! That way guests know what they're getting into. 

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Pop Rocks Shooters


Pop Rocks Shooters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Patriotic Party Ideas for Your July 4th Bash
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These drinks pay homage to "bombs bursting in air." Except the only thing "bursting" are pop rocks. Maui Blue Hawaiian Schnapps gives this shooter its blue color. Check out the recipe at Celebrations
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Fun and Games Station


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Take Uncommon Designs' idea and create a fun and games station filled with "snap, crackle, and pop" sparklers and poppers. 
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Confetti Launchers


Confetti Launchers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Patriotic Party Ideas for Your July 4th Bash
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Piikea Street has directions on how to make your own confetti launchers out of toilet paper rolls. No smoke or big bangs required for these!