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5 Delightful 4th of July Party Ideas

PLAYFUL INVITES

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Invitations are often overlooked in the digital age of texting and tweeting. But think about the last hand-written note you received from a friend or family member—it just feels a little more special, doesn’t it? You can customize and print these cute invites from Greetings Island. Feeling crafty? Add some festive ribbons, stickers, or confetti details, and make it a family-fun DIY project!

 

FESTIVE FRUIT SALAD

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“Shape up” your classic fruit salad recipe with star-shaped cookie cutters! Or take a tip from party expert Kelly Lyden and make these super easy (and kid-friendly!) patriotic watermelon pops! You can even have your little ones help you prep these adorable treats—just make sure you’re using plastic cookie cutters.

Bonus: See here for our best fruit-stain-fighting #DroppsProTips!

 

KID-FRIENDLY SPARKLERS

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Want all the fun of sparklers on the 4th without all the worry? These sweet alternatives from Michael’s will only take minutes, and they make great party favors! All you need is some festive garland, a hot glue gun, and wooden dowels.

 

STAR SPANGLED BANNERS

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How cute! Opt for some pretty streamers for your Independence Day décor. Whether your party is indoors or out, these fun decorations will brighten up any space.

 

CONFETTI POPPERS

   

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Let the kids make their own “fireworks” with these adorable DIY confetti poppers from Confetti Sunshine! Bring your poppers out as an after-dinner celebration or while you watch the fireworks at your favorite park.

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