The beautiful warm July summer should be reason enough to go out of town or drive to a nearby resort to spend the holidays. But for health and safety concerns or any other reason, you have chosen to celebrate the Fourth of July at home instead.
But hey, spending Independence Day at home doesn’t mean it’s no less exciting. In fact, with lots of fun family activities and festive at-home ideas, you may have the best-ever Fourth of July yet. We have put together some exciting spins to the classic Fourth of July celebration ideas at home:
Bake some Fourth of July-themed desserts
The Fourth of July celebrations will not be complete without the red-white-blue desserts! Extend your patriotism to the kitchen by creating cupcakes with red, blue, and white icing and white star candy toppings, a “Stars and Stripes” cake, or the US flag pizza (as shown in the above picture) with blueberries and strawberries.
Make a water park at home
Launch your garden hose and sprinklers and make a water park in your backyard! Create your obstacle course on the lawn or in the swimming pool (if it’s large enough). They will keep kids entertained (and cooled down) for hours!
Play some Fourth of July-inspired games
Spark some competition and fun with your family by playing some Fourth of July-inspired party games. Start a stars-and-stripes tic-tac-toe or a red-white-blue water balloon toss. Or launch a patriotic costume contest that will encourage you and your family members to get creative. Dress up as key American figures like the Statue of Liberty, Abe Lincoln, and Uncle Sam for some cool prizes (it will garner some light-hearted laughs, too).
Whip up some different barbecue ideas
Sure, nothing beats Fourth of July BBQ classics like those mouthwatering rib-eye steaks over the charcoal grill. But why don’t you try something a bit different? Some great suggestions include kebabs, turkey burgers, grilled salad, marinated chicken with grilled flatbread, charred bell peppers, and grilled artichokes. Of course, serve them up with your favorite homemade sides.
Have a backyard movie night
Level up your regular movie night by transforming it into an outdoor theater right in your backyard! Set up the screening, prep the sound system, arrange a cozy outdoor seating, hang some dreamy string lights, and bring out the wine chillers and snacks. Then pick out an all-American movie – whether it’s a period movie, drama, comedy, or a rom-com – that’s just perfect for the holiday. And don’t forget the popcorn!
Camp out in your backyard
If you can’t make it to the actual campsite at the moment, try setting up a little backyard camping instead. Once the cookout fire ends, watch the fireworks from the comfort of your makeshift tent or sleeping bags. And it’s not the Fourth of July without roasting some s’mores over the campfire! Cap off the night with some scary or funny stories before sleeping under the stars.