Celebrate America with our best 4th of July ideas on Frugal Coupon Living! We’ve gathered the best July Fourth Ideas, Hacks, Tips & Tricks to make your Independence Day extra special. Clever fireworks hacks, how to make a red, white & blue layered drink, and more!
July Fourth Ideas, Hacks, Tips & Tricks
I’ve always been a patriot, but ever since we moved to DC, I’ve felt even more of that patriotic spirit! It’s so special living in the heart of our great nation’s capital. I am so grateful to live in the land of the free, a land with diverse minds and thoughts, a country of so many cultures, and a place where we all can accept and embrace our differences. There is just something so special about the stars, stripes, and red white and blue! In the District, you can always count on there being a lot of festivity and fun going on when July 4th rolls around. Following the festivity, there is a beautiful display of fireworks over our nation’s capital and monuments – you and your family probably catch the event each year as it is telecast live. This Fourth of July I wanted to get together some tips, hacks and tricks for creating the perfect 4th of July party. Whether you are celebrating with a neighborhood of 100 or just with your family in the backyard, enjoy these 4th of July ideas and tips to make your Fourth of July memorable, patriotic and full of fun!
What’s the best way to celebrate the 4th of July?
As long as there is plenty of red, white and blue involved, the festivities are totally up to you! Some people prefer to grill up some hamburgers with just their family and keep things small, while others will gather in throngs and really go all out. The great part about these 4th of July ideas and hacks is that they work for both types of celebrations! Deck out your house, put some colorful decorations in your hair, or make your own Fourth of July lanterns. Have fun with these 4th of July ideas, and enjoy!
You have to be safe with fireworks. Use Red SOLO Cups to protect children’s hands from sparklers. Idea from Love 2 Dream, Do You.
Make a layered Red, White and Blue drink with this recipe from Eating on a Dime. I need to try this one!
Have fun this fourth with some festive hair. We love this little girl’s Fourth of July Hairstyle from A Girl and a Glue Gun.
Make it memorable! Take a look at how to make these unique Sparkler Photos. Perfect for all sorts of celebrations, not just the 4th of July. I love this idea from One Good Thing by Jillee.
No one likes sticky hands. Check out this Ultimate Popsicle Hack using a cupcake holder from Ziploc.
Decorate the grass and show off your patriotic pride to the whole neighborhood! Stencil out stars in the lawn for a festive and affordable decoration. Idea from Sunset Magazine.
Have fun before the fireworks begin with these Glow in the Dark Water Balloons from The Scrap Shoppe Blog.
Recycle a Pallet! Make a welcome American Flag Pallet from The Pink Punk (this doesn’t appear to be the original source, which is unknown, but it provides a great tutorial.)
The fireworks don’t have to be the only light show of the night. Make your own Mason Jar Lanterns! Take a look at these Fourth of July Lanterns with a tutorial from Momtastic.
We love this decorated walkway. Grab this tutorial for these Patriotic Mason Jars from For the Love Of.
Snap Crackle Pop! We love this Fourth of July Party Station from Uncommon Designs.
Light it up! Make your own Pool and Garden Orbs with this tutorial from Beckham and Belle.
This is fun! Turn your average plant pots into patriotic decor. Perfect for a BBQ condiment station! Idea from Somewhat Simple.
Celebrate with more than fireworks. We love this DIY Tutorial for Confetti Launchers from Piikea Street.
Also have fun making these 4th of July Flashlights from Stuffed Suitcase.
Use an old bushel basket or pick one up on the cheap for this DIY tutorial. They can be painted to match the Independence Day theme as shown on A Night Owl Blog.
Enjoy these simple and festive Fourth of July String Lights from eHow.
Create fireworks in your mouth with these Fourth of July Pop Rock Cake Bites from SheKnows.
Yes, a pool noodle can become a cute firecracker! Find the tutorial on At the Picket Fence.
Repurpose your old pickle jars or other glass jars into these adorable Lit Fourth of July Luminaries from At the Picket Fence.
Enjoy these Patriotic Red, White and Blue Printables. Pin to Pinterest.
Add these to your party list – Fourth of July Recipes. Pin to Pinterest.
Also check out these Red, White & Blue Foods for your next Fourth of July Celebration. Pin to Pinterest.
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