Your Kid-Friendly 4th of July Party

July 4th is one of our country’s biggest celebrations and what better way to celebrate then by spending the day with your family and friends. Jessie’s Party Stop has some great ideas to make your July 4th fun for kids!  InvitesBe sure to send a fun, festive and patriotic invite to your friends and family […]

July 4th is one of our country’s biggest celebrations and what better way to celebrate then by spending the day with your family and friends.

Jessie’s Party Stop has some great ideas to make your July 4th fun for kids!

Be sure to send a fun, festive and patriotic invite to your friends and family for your 4th of July party.
Zazzle has an array of celebratory invites for your patriotic party which you can check out here.

Not into paper invites?

Evite has awesome electronic invitations which are just perfect for your celebration.  You can get them here.

Dress up your yard in red, white and blue with balloons, streamers, buntings, flags and more!

Jessie’s Party Stop found some fun DIY decorations to give your party that special and patriotic touch.!

Multiples and More offers a simple and fun tutorial on making your own DIY windsocks. Hang them anywhere from trees to your porch! Get all the info here.

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Ginger Snap Crafts offers a tutorial on making a Popsicle stick American flag garland that you can put just about anywhere in your home! Get all the info here.

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Not into DIYing your decorations? No problem!  

Windy City Novelties and Oriental Trading have all the decorations you’ll need for your July 4th celebration!

Looking for a huge selection of 4th of July party décor? Click hereto check out Windy City Novelties awesome selection!

Want to add in the fun factor for your kids? Check out Oriental Trading’s decorations and kid-friendly toys here.


 Your guests will love to eat some good ‘ole all American food at your July 4th party! After all, we are celebrating America‘s independence!

You’re pretty safe going with the traditional American BBQ spread which includes hot dogs, hamburgers, steak and grilled chicken. Be sure to throw on a few veggie burgers for the vegetarian in your life too!

Take your BBQ to the next level with some awesome side dishes like:  

Caprese Salad

Allrecipes offers a mouthwatering recipe for their Caprese salad here. This light and refreshing side is perfect for the holiday!

Potato Salad

Classic potato salad is always a winner! Inspired Taste offers the perfect recipe that’s bound to be a hit at your party, here!  


Light and crisp coleslaw is the perfect summer salad side- especially on a hot July day! Try making Bobby Flay’s delicious recipe which you can get here, from the Food Network.

Fruit Salad


Fruit salad is a must-have at your July 4th party and Allrecipescreated a winner! Get the recipe here.

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Try something new this year and throw your corn on the grill! Paula Deen offers an easy way to perfectly grill your corn on the cob! Check it out on the Food Network here.


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Following the patriotic red, white, and blue color theme of this party, dress your table up in a solid tablecloth as a base Layer the table with complementing colors. Creating a backdrop and framing your buffet table in streamers, lights and balloons will complete the look. Your guests are guaranteed to love it!

Check out how Sprinkle Some Fun created their patriotic backdrop here. Isn’t it spectacular? 


Keep your kids occupied and happy with some classic, yet fun activities like:

Freeze Tag
Simon Says
Capture the Flag
One-legged Race
Kick the Can
Jump Rope

If you aren’t afraid of a little mess, you can include water fun into the party with a sprinkler and water balloons!

Set up a craft table with a few easy and fun crafts your kids can make. Having age appropriate crafts that they can do independently or with little adult assistance will keep them occupied for hours!   

Firework Painting
You kids can make their own (safe) fireworks with paint and a toilet paper roll! 

American Flag Hand Painting


Photo Source: Glued to my Crafts

Your little ones will enjoy making an American flag on a paper plate like Glued to my Crafts did! Find out how to do this craft here.

Firework Wand

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Watch your kids run around waving these kid-safe sparkler crafts! Kids Craft Room instructs you on how to make these fun and festive firework wands! Get all the info here.


Send your guests home with the crafts they made and filled goody bags with all-American candy and small American flags! The Candy Warehouse has a variety of patriotic candy that you can find here

If you want to shop local, Jessie’s Party Stop has a list of unique candy shops in South Jersey.  Find it here.

 For more 4th of July party inspiration, visit Jessie’s Party Stop’s Pinterest board, 4th of July Party.


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