Red, White, and YOU 4th of July Invitation Ideas (and Everything Else You Need to Host the Perfect Party)

With all the recent nice weather, we've got rooftop parties and backyard BBQs on the brain. What better holiday to use as an excuse to invite friends over for an afternoon of food, drinks, sun, and fun than the 4th of July! But before you send a mass text message inviting your friends to gather for tired burgers and hot dogs, take a look at these unique ways to make your 4th of July party one for the ages. We scoured the Web for outside-the-box 4th of July party inspiration and found tons of great ideas for what party invitations to send, treats to serve, themed (but not tacky) fashions to sport, decorations to display, and last but certainly not least, drinks to clink and enjoy. Browse our picks below and let us know if you have any 4th of July party ideas to add to our roundup! Send: Charm guests with snail mail that's 100% personalized. For clever custom 4th of July party invitations, we like Red, White & Brew, Red, White, Blue + BBQ, and American Pie.

4th of july party invitations

Eat: Get crafty in the kitchen with a 4th of July flag cake, 4th of July cake pops, chocolate-dipped pretzels, "Let Freedom Ring" pop, and Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Strawberries.

4th of july party recipes

Wear: To pay proper homage to Independence Day without appearing too over the top, try flaunting a chambray top and red denim, nautical nails, or a Patriotic Firecracker manicure!

4th of july party outfits and nails

Display: Don't forget to dress your entryway and backyard for the occasion. We like the idea of creating a "Happy 4th of July" banner, filled apothecary jars, and a handprint and footprint flag.

4th of july party decor

Drink: What's a party without themed cocktails? Serve up a batch of Berry Spritzers, Pop Rocks-Rimmed Juice Mocktails, Watermelon Sours, and Red, White, and Blue Sangria!

4th of july party drink ideas

Kick off your party planning adventure by personalizing 4th of July invitations today!

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