We're all about holidays and making memories with loved ones. The 4th of July is one of our favorite summer holidays, so we gathered some fun and festive ideas to help you celebrate America in style, whether you're spending the day with your family, spouse, or traveling with friends! From recipes to games to outfit inspiration, check out our favorite red, white, and blue ideas below!
4TH OF JULY BBQ RECIPES
STAR-SHAPED FRUIT SKEWERS
These festive fruit skewers are super easy to make and your kids will love them! Check out this easy recipe from @homegrowntraditions. All you need is watermelon, blueberries, wooden skewers, and a star-shaped cookie cutter.
CLASSIC BARBECUE CHICKEN
Nothing says "summer" quite like barbecue! And who better to get tips on the best bbq sauce for your 4th of July cookout than the queen of entertaining herself, Martha Stewart? We love this tried-and-true barbecue chicken recipe, plus two other tasty grilled chicken variations.
ROASTED POTATO SALAD WITH BACON DRESSING
It's not a summer bbq without potato salad! We love this yummy twist on traditional potato salad by FoodieCrush. Bring on the bacon!
RED, WHITE & BLUE PATCHWORK BERRY TART
This patriotic dessert is the perfect dish for a 4th of July BBQ! There are dozens of variations on this recipe, but we like this simple Berry Patchwork Tart made with crescent dough topped with cream cheese or mascarpone and a mix of raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries.
4TH OF JULY KIDS OUTFITS
Whether you're going to a bbq, the beach, or a rodeo, a fun way to get your kiddos into the holiday spirit is by dressing them in stars, stripes, red, white, and blue! We love these festive 4th of July outfit ideas from some of our favorite brands:
We love these darling pinafores by @wrenandjames and your little girls will too!
Your babes will be comfy and cute in these soft romper shorties by @childhoodsclothing.
We're big fans of the stylish swimming suits for girls and boys by @minnowswim (how cute is that navy star print?!).
This ruffled gingham romper by @pepperkids.us is perfect for running around the backyard or park.
There's nothing more American than classic blue jeans, and we can't get enough of these darling baby Wranglers from @shoparq.
DIY SPARKLER PHOTOS
Ever wonder how to make your own sparkler photo? Check out this easy tutorial that shows you how to write with sparklers and create a cool, one-of-a-kind photo!
4TH OF JULY GAMES + ACTIVITIES
We love swimming, watermelon eating contests, and watching fireworks, but we rounded up a few additional ideas to keep kids and adults entertained on the 4th!
- Make Uncle Sam Paper Plate Masks
- Play Greased Watermelon Football
- Decorate Bikes + Host a Bike Parade
- Play 4th of July Trivia
Don't forget to document your 4th of July memories in your Promptly Journal!