5 Last Minute 4th of July Party Ideas

Last minute change of plans have people coming to your house for the 4th of July? Don’t worry! We’ve got 5 last minute 4th of July party ideas that will help you throw a stunning party fast!

1. Create A Bandanna Bunting

Create a simple bunting or banner using flag bandannas or red, white, and blue colored bandannas! Tie them together and drape them over staircase railings or tables for an easy patriotic look!

Bandanna Bunting (Photo Credit: Buzzfeed.com)
Bandanna Bunting (Photo Credit: Buzzfeed.com)

2. Star-Spangled Ice Cream Sandwiches

No time to make dessert? No problem! Buy some simple ice cream sandwiches and dip the outsides with red, white, and blue sprinkles. Voila! A perfectly themed dessert that will keep you cool too!

July 4th Ice Cream Sandwiches (Photo Credit: A Thrifty Mom Blog)
July 4th Ice Cream Sandwiches (Photo Credit: A Thrifty Mom Blog)

3. Patriotic Punch

Make this simple layered punch for guests! Pour 1/3 fruit punch, 1/3 blue Gatorade, and 1/3 lemon-lime soda for a fun drink everyone can enjoy!

For the adults: Add an extra 1/3 of vodka if you’re so inclined!

Patriotic Punch (Photo Credit: Buzzfeed.com)
Patriotic Punch (Photo Credit: Buzzfeed.com)

4. DIY July 4th Kid’s Shirts

Don’t forget the kids! Ask the parents of the kids to bring a plain white shirt and you offer to provide the paint and the brushes! Have them make their own patriotic shirts to take home with them, or to wear once it’s dry!

DIY Kid's Flag Shirt (Photo Credit: Deceptively Educational Blog)
DIY Kid’s Flag Shirt (Photo Credit: Deceptively Educational Blog)

5. Raid Last Years Decor Box

No one will know if you used your 4th of July wreath from last year or if the sparklers were left overs from 2 years ago! Your guests are here to celebrate with you, not nit-pick over your decorations. Relax, and enjoy your 4th of July with those who matter!

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Do you have any last minute 4th of July party decorations you would like to add to our list? Write them in the comments below!

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