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What better way to celebrate Independence Day than in your own backyard?

Here you’ll find some of the best 4th of July party ideas that’ll impress your guests and make this year’s party one of the most memorable yet.

4th of July Party Ideas

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1. Spray paint your lawn with stars and stripes. 

via The Concrete Cottage

Using grass-safe spray chalk, you can cover your lawns with stars and stripes to get a patriotic look that’s perfect for your 4th of July party.


2. Paint your cornhole board

via Martha Stewart Weddings

Cornhole is a classic backyard game that’s even more fun with a red, white and blue painted board.


3. Add food color to your flower vases. 

via Krazy Koupon Lady

Creating a unique centerpiece for your table is as simple as adding a few drops of red or blue food coloring to your flower vases.

Related: 12 Brilliant Summer BBQ Party Tips and Tricks


4. Protect hands from sparklers with plastic cups. 

via Hello Lakeside

Protect your hands from accidental sparkler burns with plastic cups.


5. Set up a party station for guests. 

via Uncommon Designs

A simple party station filled with bubbles, snaps and sparklers can be set up for your guests to participate in the independence day festivities.


6. Hand out cupcake liners with your icy treats.

via Hello Lakeside

Give out cupcake liners to those that are enjoying icy treats to prevent messes and spills.


7. Make a patriotic punch everyone will love. 

via Big Bear’s Wife

This simple 3-ingredient punch is as delicious as it it looks, made with just Cranberry juice, blue gatorade and 7-up. This punch will be an instant hit at your party!


8. Make watermelon star pops with a cookie cutter.

via At Home in Love

For a naturally sweet treat for your family and guest, make watermelon pops with a simple star-shaped cookie cutter.