Easy DIY 4th of July party decoration, food, crafts, and ideas

The Ultimate Guide of Easy DIY 4th Of July Party Ideas

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We did all of the work for you this 4th of July creating a one stop post of DIY party ideas with everything you need for your celebration.

From table settings and decorations, easy ways to dress up your drinks and fruit, and an extensive list of desserts and foods, we covered it all. Everyone is going to want an invite to your party.

For our personal list of the 12 easiest 4th of July Party hacks that even millionaires use click here.

Even if it’s the night before America’s Birthday, there is still time to make it epic.

We organized it in the following sections:

  • Decor and Crafts
  • Patriotic Drinks
  • Festive Fruit Ideas
  • Dips And Jello
  • Pop Corn and Snack Mixes
  • Rice Krispie Treats
  • Cookies and Ice Cream
  • Cupcakes, Cakes, and Pies
  • Food and Sides
  • T Shirts and Attire

Decor and Crafts

Quick and easy, yet festive and fun, these decor and craft ideas will get your home all set for the Birthday celebration!

Easy DIY Painted Lawn Stars Tutorial. Show-Stopping Patriotic 4th of July Party Decorations for Summer
DIY Painted Lawn Stars Tutorial

DIY Pallet Wood American Flag Porch Decor Idea

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Kids can make pallet wood American Flags for your yard or front porch. This idea is something even millionaires use.

Tin can windsock for 4th of July. So fun! Great Patriotic party decoration.
Tin can windsock for 4th of July. So fun! Great party decoration.
Easy DIY 4th of July Patriotic Flower pot craft.
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4th of July party ideas - pool noodles wrapped with crepe paper and garland coming out the top!
Pool Noodles Wrapped with Crepe Paper and garland
Easy DIY 4th of July decoration.
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Easy DIY Patriotic star garland for a 4th of July party, Summer, or Memorial Day. Great on a budget decoration and craft idea even kids can make.
Red, White, and Blue Star Garland
DIY Easy Paper Crafted 4th of July Fireworks Decorations using scrapbook paper or card stock. Perfect patriotic decorations for your party.
DIY Easy Paper Crafted 4th of July Fireworks Decorations
Easy DIY 4th of July Decorations for your gate using Christmas Ornaments
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Easy DIY Patriotic Wreath for 4th of July, or Memorial Day. Perfect party idea.
4th of July Wreath -Styrofoam Circle or pool noodle shaped into a circle and duct taped,, a glue gun, and some ornaments is all it takes!
Easy Cheap 4th of July Decor Ideas and Crafts
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Easy DIY 4th of July Twig Branch Star Craft for Kids

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Best Easy 4th of July Decoration Ideas for the Garden and Porch

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Pool Party Hacks for 4th of July Party ideas, and Summer
Outdoor Party Hacks
How To Make Easy Glow in the Dark Bubbles for Summer and 4th of July. A great campfire activity.
Glow In The Dark Bubbles
Easy DIY Patriotic Votives using food coloring and rice. 4th of July party decoration ideas.
From House To Home
Simple DIY Patriotic Flag lanterns are perfect for 4th of July or Memorial Day decorations! Great party idea.
DIY 4th of July Lanterns
Easy DIY Patriotic Hurricane lamps using rice and food coloring. Cute Party decoration on a budget.
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Easy DIY inexpensive 4th of July table centerpiece. Perfect Patriotic party decoration idea.
Inexpensive 4th of July Centerpiece
Quick and Easy Patriotic Table Decor | 4th of July table decoration | Red, White and Blue | Creative decoration ideas
Easy Patriotic Table Decor
Easy DIY 4th of July Mason Jar decoration ideas. Makes the perfect vase and centerpiece for your Patriotic party.
Easy July 4th Mason Jars
Easy DIY Last-Minute 4th Of July Patriotic tablecloth for your Party. Perfect on a budget table setting idea for Summer.
BaNdana Scarf Tablecloth- Just stitch together.
Easy DIY Patriotic Star Table Runner for 4th of July. Impressive party decoration ideas.
No Sew Star Table Runner
Easy DIY 4th of July or Memorial Day Party Utensil Holders. The best Patriotic decoration ideas for your party.
DIY Memorial Day Party Utensil Holders
Patriotic Bandana Mason Jars! Everyone will have their own jar with a red, white or blue bandana napkin and silverware. Then they can fill up their mason jar with ice from the bucket and enjoy iced tea or lemonade. Perfect for Memorial Day and the 4th of July! | diy summer party entertaining idea
Patriotic Bandana Mason Jars- Everyone has their own jar
Easy DIY Patriotic Table setting ideas for 4th of July or Memorial Day. Perfect for your summer party and entertaining.
Patriotic Table Setting
 Easy DIY Sparkler Shield for a 4th of July or memorial Day party using plastic cups. Clever kids idea.
Sparkler Shield by Stock Piling Moms

Patriotic Drinks

Even water can be Patriotic! No matter what you have on hand, whether it’s fruit, paper, ice cube trays, or wine, any drink can be festive.

Patriotic Star straw July 4th drink idea. Makes any drink festive for a party.
Star Straw for 4th of July

 

Simple DIY 4th of July straws for your party drinks. Best easy patriotic decoration ideas.
4th of July Straws
Easy DIY Fruit Ice cubes. Perfect Summer and Patriotic drink idea. Healthy and delicious.
Fruit Ice Garnish

 

Easy Star Spangled Fruit Infused Water. Perfect party drink idea for Summer and 4th of July.
Star Spangled Fruit Infused Water from @slmoran21
Patriotic Punch - a triple layered, red, white, and blue punch to wow your guests at your 4th of July party.
Patriotic Punch- Kid Friendly

 

4th of July Red White and Blue Drink idea for a Patriotic party.
July 4th Layered Drinks Kid Friendly 
With Twizzlers in place of straws, this juice and candy punch has 4th of July fun written all over it. Perfect party drink for kids.
This Patriotic Punch uses Twizzlers for straws
Patriotic 4th of July giant beer can cake. Perfect 4th of July party decoration.
Giant Beer Can Cake
Quick and easy Sparkling Red, White & Blue Sangria is always the hit of a party! 4th of July drink ideas for adults.
This Sparkling Red, White & Blue Sangria is quick and easy to make
4th of July White Sangria, drink ideas for adults at the party.
4th of July White Sangria
Easy Red White and Blue Sangria drink idea for adults at your 4th of July party!
Easy Red White and Blue Sangria

Festive Fruit Ideas

We’ve included quick and easy yet impressive ways to dress up this summer staple

Easy DIY 4th of July Whipped Cream stuffed strawberries with blueberry garnish. Perfect party food and fruit idea for your party.
Whip Cream can be substituted for Cheesecake to make these Stuffed Strawberries
Easy DIY 4th of July treat idea for adults: Buzzed Cherry Bombs ~ Soak cherries in vanilla vodka, then dip in melted candy and sprinkles. They will be the hit of your Patriotic Party!
Buzzed Cherry Bombs
Easy DIY BUZZED STRAWBERRY BITES Fourth of July Dessert idea for your party. Treats for adults.
BUZZED STRAWBERRY BITES
Easy DIY Tequila Infused Watermelon. Perfect food and dessert for your Summer or 4th of July Party.
Tequila infused Watermelon
Easy 4th of July Fruit idea. Cut out shapes from a watermelon with a cookie cutter--perfect for the 4th of July or any other party!
Patriotic Watermelon Hack
Easy DIY stars and stripes fruit salad. Perfect Summer or 4th of July food idea for a party.
Easy Stars and Stripes Fruit Salad
Easy DIY fun and patriotic Fruit Sparklers using Wooden skewers lined with blueberries and watermelon. Perfect fruit dessert and easy side dish for Memorial day or the Fourth of July! #fourthofjuly #july4 #easy #forkids
Fruit Sparklers
Easy Watermelon cupcakes fruit
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Easy DIY patriotic fruit flag using fruit and marshmallows on skewers. A perfect food idea for your 4th of July party.
Patriotic Fruit Flag- Fruit and marshmallows on skewers
Fun Easy DIY Watermelon Pizza for your Summer 4th of July or memorial Day party. Perfect creative party food idea.
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Easy DIY 4th of July party ideas for serving fruit. Put watermelon triangles on a stick.
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Best Easy DIY 4th of July Party food ideas. Fruit cones are a fun summer treat that are sure to be a hit at your party.
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Easy DIY 4th of July Fruit Platter Idea for Summer. Perfect patriotic food idea.
American Flag Fruit Tray
Easy DIY 4th of July food ideas using fruit. Red White and Blue Fruit Salad for your 4th of July party.
Super easy Red White and Blue Fruit Salad.
4th of July food flag using watermelon squares, bananas and bowl of blueberries for stars.
One version of the 4th of July food flag. Cut up watermelon squares, bananas and bowl of blueberries for stars..
Easy DIY Captain America Patriotic Food Idea using fruit and a cookie cutter. Great party platter idea.
Captain America Fruit arrangement idea
Easy Healthy Mini Shortcake Cups are perfect Memorial Day, 4th of July or summer desserts.
Mini Shortcake Cups are perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July or just any time. These adorable little fruit and cake cups are just the right size.
Easy Berry trifle for the 4th of July. Impressive patriotic dessert
Berry Trifle
Easy Patriotic Red, White and Blue Cheesecake Salad is an outstanding food or side dish idea for your 4th of July or Memorial Day party.
Red, White, And Blue Cheesecake Salad
Easy Triple Berry Fruit Dip is a lighter patriotic dessert that you can serve with cut out pie crust, vanilla wafers, or pretzels. for an epic 4th of July or memorial day party.
Light Triple Berry Fruit Dip
Easy and Healthy Red White and Blueberry Popsicles made with fresh fruit and yogurt! Perfect 4th of July, Memorial Day, or Summer party Dessert
Healthy Red, White, and Blueberry Popsicles made with fruit and Greek Yogurt

Dips And Jello

We picked the prettiest, most delicious, and easiest to make. From the kid friendly smores in a dip, to stained glass jello, and alcoholic jello shots.

Easy and Fun American flag s'mores dip dessert for 4th of July and Memorial Day
Easy American flag s’mores dip
Easy Red White and Blue Stained Glass Jell-o. Perfect dessert idea for your 4th of July or Memorial day celebration.
Red White and Blue Stained Glass Jell-o
Easy DIY Red White and Blue with a Cherry on Top Jell-O Cups. Perfect 4th of July or memorial day party dessert.
Firecracker Jello Cup by Dreaming in DIY
4th of July All American Jello Shots. Red White and Blue. The perfect dessert for adults at your 4th of July or memorial Day party!
All American Jello Shots by Tipsy Bartender

Popcorn & Snack Mixes

Plenty of Popcorn snacks and Muddy Buddy mixes to choose from. Don’t forget to add the Pop Rocks!

Firecracker Popcorn made with pop rocks candy and blue sprinkles. Perfect for the Fourth of July or Memorial Day!
Firecracker Popcorn made with pop rocks candy and blue sprinkles.
4th of July Popcorn Recipe - Red White & Blue Popcorn for Fourth of July and Memorial day.
4th of July Popcorn Recipe – Red White & Blue Popcorn
Marshmallow Popcorn Balls | 18 Easy 4th of July Desserts for Kids | Fourth of July Treats for Kids
Marshmallow Popcorn Balls
4th of July Snack Mix Recipe: easy red, white and blue party food for picnic!
4th of July Snack Mix Recipe: easy red, white and blue party food for picnic!
Cooking with K: Patriotic White Trash
Patriotic White Trash
Red, White, and Blue Muddy Buddies - 15-minute Chex Mix Muddy Buddies with a holiday flair for the 4th of July! The most delicious and addicting snack ever!
Red, White, and Blue Muddy Buddies – 15-minute Chex Mix Muddy Buddies with a holiday flair for the 4th of July! The most delicious and addicting snack ever!

Rice Krispie Treats

These deserved a section of their own.

Wow your family and party guests with our American Flag Rice Krispie Treat - a patriotic dessert that is both delicious and easy to make. It would be a great 4th of July dessert, a Memorial Day BBQ treat or even an Olympics viewing party snack. Pin this delicious 4th of July treat for later and follow us for more great 4th of July Food Ideas.
American Flag Rice krispie Treats By two Sisters Crafting
Patriotic Rice Krispie Treats on www.cookingwithruthie.com will get you and the kiddos in the mood for a summer-time treats!
Patriotic Rice Krispie Treats by Cooking with Ruthie
Happy 4th of July
Patriotic Rice Krispies Squares by a Southern Fairytale

 

4th of July Desserts! Celebrate with these RED WHITE and BLUE DESSERTS
Patriotic Rice Krispie Stars 
Red White and Blue Rice Krispie Bites - Yummy, bite-sized balls of crunchy, marshmallow-y delight. This is a 4th of July dessert that is easy to make and even yummier to eat. These colorful and festive 4th of July Treats are sure to please your loved ones. Pin this fun Patriotic snack for later and follow us for more fun 4th of July Food Ideas. #4thofJuly #fourthofjuly #4thofJulyTreats #RiceKrispieTreats #RedWhiteandBlue #TwoSistersCrafting
Easy Red White and Blue Rice Krispies Bites

Cookies and Ice Cream

Last minute ideas, and beautiful creations that to suit any 4th celebration

Red, White, and Blue 4th of July Cookies! || Sugar Spun Run
Star Spangled Cookies by Sugar Spun Run
Quick and Easy 4th of July Ice Cream Sandwiches. Just buy ready made sandwiches and coat them in red white and blue sprinkles for an easy party dessert.
Buy Ice Cream Sandwiches Roll in Red White & Blue Sprinkles FreutCake.com 
Red, White and Blue Pinwheel Icebox Cookies. A perfect 4th of July or Memorial day party dessert treat.
Red, White and Blue Pinwheel Icebox Cookies recipe on justataste.com
Easy Fireworks Pudding Cookies - brown sugar pudding cookie full of red, white, and blue! Perfect cookie recipe for the 4th of July.
Easy Fireworks Pudding Cookies by Crazy For Crust
Easy 4th of July patriotic-cake-mix-jello cookies
Patriotic-cake-mix-jello-cookies By Tastes of Lizzy T
4th of July cookies! Great idea! Sugar cookies with Pop Rocks! Fun for the kids!
Fire Cracker Sugar Cookies- Make your favorite sugar cookie recipe and sprinkle with Pop Rocks and colored sugar mixture MomDot.com
4th of July Marshmallow Pinwheels - a simple & festive sweet treat-on-a-stick that kids will love!
4th of July Marshmallow Pinwheels by HomeCookingMemories.com

Cupcakes, Cakes, and Pies

The hardest part will be choosing which dessert to make for your celebration. These sweets are anywhere from quick and easy to elaborate and beautiful.

Patriotic No-Bake Cake Batter Truffles
Patriotic No-Bake Cake Batter Truffles
Simple and easy Red White and Blue Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes. Perfect for birthday dessert parties, July 4th or Memorial Day.
Easy Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
Red White and Blueberry Cupcakes by Buttercream Blondie - and other great Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day recipes for a patriotic party!
Red White and Blueberry Cupcakes by Buttercream Blondie
Blueberries on Top of Red Velvet Cupcakes for 4th of July
Red Velvet Cupcakes Topped With Blueberries by YourCupOfCake.com 
Treat your guests to these colorful cupcakes made using Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ white cake mix and frosting – perfect dessert for Fourth of July.
Betty Crocker July Cupcakes
Patriotic Cupcakes | Easy July 4th Dessert Recipes for a Crowd | DIY 4th of July Party Ideas
Patriotic Cupcakes in a wine cup
Celebrate the 4th of July with these Red, White and Blue Swirled Cupcakes. Seamlessly blend the colors of the flag with Wilton's ColorSwirl™ 3-Color Coupler to add a patriotic flair at your 4th of July BBQ!
Red, White, and Blue Swirled Cupcakes
How to Make Firecracker Cupcakes | OhNuts.com
Firecracker Cupcakes
Easy DIY 4 Th Of July Firework Mini Cakes. The best 4th of July dessert using Pop Rocks for your party!
Firework Mini Cakes
Super easy Fourth of July flag cupcake cake...
Super easy Fourth of July flag cupcake cake…
Show your pride for the red, white and blue with this moist, colorful pudding poke cake recipe. Use a variety of food colorings to create beautiful hues. Top with Pop Rocks®️ for a fun finish to this festive Fourth of July dessert.
RED WHITE & BLUE Pudding Poke Cake
Show your patriotism with this Firecracker Cake! The red, white, and blue runs inside and out!! Great for Memorial Day, the 4th of July or any occasion you want to share a little American pride!
Firecracker Cake
July 4th Cake Red White and Blue Cake
Red, White, and Blue Flag Cake
Forth of July cake
Fourth of July Lemon Cake
This Uncle Sam reveal cake would make a great centerpiece for your 4th of July gathering!
Uncle Sam Reveal cake
Go with red, white and blue rosettes for an unbelievably beautiful Fourth of July cake
Red, White, and Blue Rosettes Cake

Bonus Desserts

This Cherry Berry American Pie shouts stars and strips forever!  Two favorite pies combined into one delicious All American Pie. Don't worry I will show yo
Cherry Berry American Pie
A collection of 25+ 4th of July Desserts - delicious and patriotic!
Patriotic Donuts
These Strawberry Blueberry Yogurt Pops are so perfect for summer and so easy to make!
Strawberry Blueberry Yogurt Pops
Fourth of July Pudding Cups
Patriotic Pudding Cups

Food and Sides

Even just a cookie cutter can transform your dish into a Patriotic masterpiece. We have everything from salads to main courses that will be just as delicious as they are eye catching.

Easy Summer BBQ Appetizer Idea - Caprese Kabobs
Caprese Kabobs
Shrimp Avocado Tostadas | girlversusdough.com
Shrimp Avocado Tostadas | girlversusdough.com
Easy DIY 4th of July party food ideas for a large crowd. Rolled sandwiches on skewers.
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Easy Red White and Blue 4th of July Deviled Eggs. The perfect appetizer for your 4th of July or Memorial Day party.
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Easy DIY party ideas for 4th of July or Memorial Day. Serve guacamole in plastic cups or glasses for a wedding or special event.
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Celebrating the Red, White, and Blueberry with Blueberry Salsa! Fresh, flavorful, healthy and comes together quickly for patriotic noshing on Independence Day! Rice Chips of Course. or Non Gluten
Red White and Blueberry Salsa
Easy DIY Pasta for 4th of July or Memorial Day parties. A great 4th of July party idea for portion control.
Carrie Dahlin
4th of July or Memorial Day pasta salad. Use red and blue food coloring in water when cooking the noodles.
Red White and Blue Pasta Salad
My 4th of July Salad fresh romaine lettuce, blueberries, strawberries cut in small chunks, cucumber stars (cut outs done with cookie cutter) and Feta cheese. Served with Marie's poppyseed dressing. #redwhiteandblue #4thofjuly #redwhiteandbluesalad
4th of July Salad fresh romaine lettuce, blueberries, strawberries cut in small chunks, cucumber stars (cut outs done with cookie cutter) and Feta cheese. Served with Marie’s poppyseed dressing.
Summer Salad with strawberries, blueberries AND raspberries!
Summer Salad with Strawberries, Blueberries, and Raspberries
Easy DIY 4th of July Summer Party Food ideas. Serve healthy salad in individual plastic cups for a beautiful display. Perfect for an outdoor wedding too.
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Great food idea found on Kingman County Recycle Program's Facebook page.
Cold Cut Platter Idea
Beer Cheese Chicken Sliders - crockpot pulled chicken cooked in beer and topped with a beer cheese sauce!
Beer Cheese Chicken Sliders
HOW CUTE are these homemade mini corndogs?!! Perfect for picnics, summer parties, 4th of July, and OF COURSE a #REDSKINS tailgate!! #HTTR
Mini CornDogs
I just reacted to These firecracker hot dogs light up any party. . Check it out!
Firecracker Hot Dogs
Best Baked Beans for picnics or gatherings. Great for Memorial Day or 4th of July
Best Baked Beans 

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