Fantastic Ideas for 4th of July Entertaining

July 4th will be here before you know it! Have you started planning your party yet? While serving great All-American food is a fundamental part of an Independence Day celebration, it’s just the beginning. Here are some entertaining ideas to make sure your family and friends have a fun and memorable 4th of July.

For your 4th of July party decor, try picking a theme that incorporates red, white and blue. If you’re going to be on a lake or by the beach, a nautical theme would be a nice way to celebrate our great naval history. Incorporate rope accents such as rope placemats into your decor. If you like the idea of a retro feel, consider vintage Americana decor. You can always keep it simple with red, white and blue DIY decorations that you can download and print at home like those found on The Sweetest Occasion blog.

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Tori Spelling‘s blog also has great ideas for 4th of July tablescapes and party invitations. We especially like her ideas for casual yet festive ways to serve utensils and finger foods in cones, baskets and buckets.

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To get all of your family and friends involved in the 4th of July fun, plan some group activities. We like the idea of putting an all-American twist on your favorite party games. Turn a trivia game into an American history contest. You do know what war The Star Spangled Banner was written about, right? Reader’s Digest had a couple of great ideas – have a patriotic costume contest or Uncle Sam hat competition.

When it comes to music, famed fashion designer Michael Kors recommends keeping it eclectic. Try creating a playlist of American artists like Beach Boys and Billie Holliday to create a fun atmosphere.


The most important part of hosting family and friends for 4th of July is making sure they not only have a great time, but are well, fed too! A spread of Hickory Farms Signature Sausage and Cheese can make 4th of July entertaining easy and delicious!

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