99 Spectacular Ideas For This Fourth of July


It’s time to start planning your Fourth of July festivities! We’ve scoured the Internet for the most spectacular 4th of July ideas in decorating, food, parade watching and kids’ fun. Click on the photo or the link below for full instructions. 


Show your patriotism. If you haven’t decorated for the Fourth of July yet, now’s the time! Check out some of the awesome decoration ideas below.

1) Fun Outdoor Garland


From Fun Home Things

2) Patriotic Table Runner

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From Remodelando la Casa

3) Cute Patriotic Jars


From It All Started With Paint

4) Red, White and Blue Fabric Banner


From: The Benson Street

5) 3D Stars

3D stars

From: Doodlebug Designs

6) Red, Rice and Blue Candle


From: Today’s Creative Blog

7) Luminaries to Light the Way

fourth of july luminaries

From: For the Love Of…

8) Patriotic Paper Flowers


From: Live, Laugh, Rowe

9) Fireworks Wreath


From: Melanie J Harris

10) Fourth of July Flag Blocks

fourth of july flag blocks

From: Six Sisters’ Stuff

11) Fourth of July Felt Wreath

felt wreath

From: Thriving Home

12) Screen Porch Flags


From: The Pennington Point

13) Apothecary Jar Decor


From: Makoodle

14) Burlap Table Runner


From: Domestically Speaking

15) Americana Centerpiece

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From: The Country Chic Cottage

16) Tea Lights


From: The Paisley Cupcake

17) Can luminaries


From: Tip Junkie

18) Pallet Flag Coffee Table

flag table

From: Handmadeology

19) Firecracker Rag Wreath

firecracker rag wreath

From: Create.Craft.Love

20) Clothespin Wreath

flag wreath

From Car’s Craft Room

21) Star-Spangled Centerpiece


From: Crafts n Coffee

22) Brick Centerpiece


From: The Home Depot Community

23) Star Topiaries


From: Simply Designing with Ashley

24) Star-Spangled Paint Chip Banner


 From: Sweeter than Sweets

Food For Family and Friends

The Fourth of July is all about gathering together family and friends for a backyard BBQ. Here are some of the best 4th of July recipes we could find:

25) Pringles Can Firecracker

igottacreate_pringles_can_firecrackersFrom: I Gotta Create!

26) Smores on a Stick

smores on a stick

From: Whimsical Creations

27) Fourth of July Fruit


From: Chica and Jo

28) A Healthy Flag

fruit flag

From: Grip it and Rip it

29) Fourth of July Marshmallow Pops

marshmallow pops

From: Food Gawker

30) Jello Firecrackers


From: Kraft

31) Patriotic Cookie Dippers


From: Lady Behind the Curtain

32) Seven Layer Picnic Salad


From: Pocket Change Gourmet

33) Patriotic Berry Truffle

berry truffle

From: Mrs Happy Homemaker

34) Paper Plate Treat Bowls


From: Our Best Bites

35) All American Cake

all american cake

From: I Wash, You Dry

36) Independence Punch

Independence Punch

From: Big Bear’s Wife

37) Hot Dog Bar


From: Pocket Change Gourmet

38) Dipped Strawberries


From: Sugar Bean Bakers

39) Chocolate Dipped Pretzels


From: Cupcakes and Cashmere

40) DIY BBQ Sauce


From: Foodista

41) Cake in a Jar


From: Babble

42) Lattice-Topped Cherry Pie


From: Gooseberry Patch

43) Bacon Onion BBQ Burgers


From: Sugar Dish Me

44) Herb Potato Salad


From: Real Simple

45) Grilled Potato Packets

grilled potato packets

From: Mrs. Schwartz’s Kitchen

46) Summertime Potato Salad


From: Delish

47) Blueberry, Strawberry, Jicama Salad


From: Two Peas and Their Pod

48) Taco Salad Flag

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From: Family Fresh Meals

49) Watermelon Appetizers


From What’s Cooking with Ruthie

50) Frozen Fruit Pops


From: Skinny Taste

Fun For Kids

Keep the kids busy and have some fun at the same time with these awesome 4th of July activities for kids.

51) Don’t Eat Sam! Kids’ game.


From My Sister’s Suitcase

52) Sifted Flour Lawn Stars


From Pink and Green Mama

53) Glittery Star Wands


From Crafts Unleashed

54) Starry Sidewalk Chalk

Starry sidewalk chalk

From: …from glitter to gumdrops

55) Patriotic Sippy Cups

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From: Two Shades of Pink

56) Popsicle Stick Flag Craft

popsicle stick flag

From: Ginger Snap Crafts

57) Firework Paintings

firework paintings

From: Juggling With Kids

58) Sparkler Shield

sparkler shield

From: Love to Dream Do You

59) Uncle Sam Paper Plate


From: Crafts Kaboose

60) Patriotic Ping Pong

patriotic ping pong

From: Green Acres Hobby Farm

61) Bean Bag Toss

bean bag toss

From: Green Acres Hobby Farm

62) Popper Rockets

popper rockets

From: Alpha Mom

63) Tin Can Windsock

tin can windsock

From: Random Thoughts of a Supermom

64) Water Bottle Bubbles


From: Projects for Preschoolers

65) Paint Stick Button Flag

button flag

From: I heart Crafty Things

66) Fourth of July Flag


From: Kids Activity Blog

67) Pipe Cleaner Flags

Pipe Cleaner Flags

From: Children’s Learning Activities

68) Cookie Cutter Stars

cookie cutter stars

From: The Masked Mommy

69) Giant Bubbles

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From: Tater Tots and Jello

70) Sandy Hand Print


From: Crafting a Green World

71) Fireworks in a Glass

fireworks in a glass

From: Juggling with Kids

72) Liquid Sidewalk Chalk

liquid sidewalk chalk

From: Domestic Charm

73) Cute Little Boats

cute little boats

From: Good Ideas for You

74) Pinwheels for decoration and parade-waving.

PinwheelsPinwheels From Martha Stewart

75) A fun hat.


Star Spangled Hat

At the Parade

76) Stay Hydrated.


From Mom4Real

77) Get a cute hairdo.


From CraftQuickies

78) Make a Cute Shirt

kids flag shirts

From: Crafty Erin

79) Crafty PomPoms


From: Make and Takes

80) Tie-Die Tees

Tie Die Tees

From: Hoosier Homemade

81) Duct Tape Parade Stick


From: Crafts by Amanda

82) Festive Fans


From: Spoonful

83) Patriotic Parade Streamers


From: Alpha Mom

84) Firecracker Popcorn Bags


From: Family Chic

85) Red, White and Blue Fan


From: All Kids Network

86) Patriotic Flip Flops


From Thrifty Decorating

87) 4th of July Shirts

4th of july shirts

From: Make it & Love it

88) Sparkless Sparklers


From Merriment Design

89) Patriotic Piggies

fourth of july hair

From: Princess Piggies

90) Firecracker Tie Die Shirt


From Style Gawker

91) Fourth of July Paper Badges


From: Ambrosia Girl

92) Handprint American Flag

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From Muffin Tin Mom

93) Firework Confetti Balloons

confetti balloons

From: Moore Minutes

94) Margarine Tub Drum


From: Spoonful

95) Firecracker Noisemaker


From: SuperMomMoments

96) Patriotic Pinwheel


From: Kaboose

97) Bike Parade

Bike Parade

Pixie This

98) Fourth of July Hats

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From: No Ordinary Moments

99) Create a Parade (or Patriotic) Sign


 From: Signs.com




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