From food to decorations, these DIYs can make your party sparkle like fireworks overhead.
When it comes to throwing parties, there’s always a lot to consider when it comes to food, drinks, and decorations. Celebrations, unfortunately, come with a lot of pressure to not only satisfy all your guests but also stick to the theme at hand. So, if you’re a season professional host or you’re just getting started, finding small hacks can be a real game-changer for the big day.
While commemorating the Fourth of July can be simple with putting burgers on the grill and decorating your lawn with American flags, you also want to be original without breaking the bank. Doing DIY projects can be the best way to put a fun flare on your party without spending money on things like catered food or fancy décor.
Try out these DIYs this Fourth of July to put a patriotic sparkle to simple recipes and items.
7-Layer Flag Dip
A 7-layer dip is always a party favorite with it being a tasty taco explosion and easy to scoop, grab, and go from the buffet table. This festive rendition is even more perfect for Independence Day with its flag decoration, using pico de gaio, blue corn tortillas, and more. Check out the recipe here to give your guests fireworks in their mouths.
4th of July Ice Cream Sandwich
While celebrating the holiday in your backyard under the summer son and next to a hot grill, there’s no better way to cool off and satisfy a sweet tooth than with a patriotic ice cream sandwich. To enjoy this recipe, grab some of your favorite ice cream sandwiches from the grocery store and get some red, white, and blue sprinkles. You can either cover the exposed ice cream with the sprinkles yourself, or you can set out the jimmies and let your guests have fun doing it themselves. There’s also a recipe here.
Star Balloon Wall
While you may already have a fair share of America flags and fun confetti, another way to decorate your home for Fourth of July is to have a star balloon wall by your buffet table. It’s an easy and inexpensive way to fill up your space in a festive manner and can also be a fun option to double as a photo booth wall. You can check out the inspo here.
Fourth of July Lanterns
After a day spent in the water and an afternoon eating, partygoers start to relax as the sun sets and fireworks start to get prepped. To help luminate your backyard in a patriotic way, set out Mason jars with electric tea lights, sand, and mini American flags. You can read a step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own here.
Festive Flavored Water
After being under the sun and eating, your guests are going to want to drink something thirst-quenching with their meals. This water jug using frozen blueberries, distilled water, ice, and cut strawberries is an adorable take on a decoration while being equally yummy. Check out the recipe here.
We hope these DIYs help you throw an amazing party and that you enjoy the holiday without stress and with a full stomach. Happy Fourth of July!
Larissa Hamblin is a digital writer based in Brooklyn.