July 4th Parties for Summer 2013

There’s nothing better than a good old-fashioned Fourth of July party – but who knew there were so many variations on a theme? Mixbook has a custom design for a whole host of perfect parties for honoring our country and the men and women who have served to protect it. Celebrate with true-blue Americana style by hosting a star-spangled celebration – complete with personalized invitations. Whether you’re hosting a classic Independence Day barbecue, an All-American pie bake-off, a dazzling firework display or party that celebrates the great American brew, guests will be ready to get patriotic at the party of the summer.

Classic Family Fun Host a kids’ party in the backyard to mark this high-summer celebration. Kids will love the simplest of activities – making construction-paper firework paintings at a craft station, slurping ice-cold treats at a snow-cone stand, and running through the sprinkler in their bathing suits.

"Patriotic Snow Cone" Patriotic Snow Cone

July 4th Parties

Red, White & Brew Send out Mixbook’s Red, White & Brew party invitation, and invite friends to bring their favorite American craft beer over for a backyard barbecue. Keep the fare simple but high quality to pair with the artisan beer. Serve up burgers and brats with a little something extra – from a special homemade slaw to a locally produced seeded mustard.

Red, White & Brew Party Invitation

BBQ Bash! Gather friends for a classic Fourth of July backyard barbecue! Keep it simple with burgers, dogs, potato salad and chips. Put ice-cold beer and soda in coolers and call it a day…a day that happens to be a cornerstone in what makes the USA great.

"Red, White & Blue BBQ" Red, White, Blue + BBQ"Flag Invite" Flag Invite

Fireworks Party Invite friends and family over to view the big fireworks show from your backyard – or to see a spectacle of your own creation. Whether you have a perfect vantage point for the display or you’re handing out sparklers and pop rockets, send out an invitation that makes it clear it’s an evening party where the sparks will fly!

"Sparks Flying" Sparks Flying"Golden Fireworks" Golden Fireworks"Fireworks Display" Fireworks Display

Pie-Off There is, of course, nothing more American than pie. Host a pie competition for friends and family to celebrate the consummate American holiday! Whether you’re simply showcasing your signature pies and asking friends to vote on the best one – or inviting guests to enter their own pies in a friendly competition, it’s a great theme for a mid-summer party. And because it combines an activity and party fare in one, you kill two pie birds with one pie weight, so to speak. Send out Mixbook’s American Pie invitation, and remember to make it clear whether guests are expected to bring a homemade pie of their own or simply their appetites.

American Pie

Beach Bash Head to the beach for a July 4th bash! Send out Mixbook’s Beach Bash invitation, and invite guests to don their red-white-and-blue-spangled swim gear for a day in the sun. Bring a cooler full of drinks and simple snacks, plus a few prizes to hand out to winners of your first annual patriotic sand-sculpture competition.

Beach Bash

And…don’t forget that 4th of July greeting cards are a wonderful way to honor a war veteran or veterans. Choose a favorite photograph and a personalized message or quote to celebrate American heroes, support the troops and show your love of the good old USA.

Happy Mixbooking! Happy Fourth!

Mixbook Fan of the Month: Danielle

Summer 2013 Party Ideas