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Last minute party tips for an awesome Independence Day

The 4th of the July is tomorrow! We’ve made it halfway through another year.

If you’re hosting a barbecue, a cookout, or if you just want to spend the day celebrating the nation with your family, we’re here to help with these last-minute tips!

Easy Outdoor Games

Games like bocce ball and croquet are all fun summer classics, but what if you don’t have a kit of fancy equipment to play them? Make your own fun! Fill up some water balloons and have an old-school free-for-all balloon battle, or organize into teams for water balloon dodgeball. Grab some old soda bottles, fill them with red and blue food-colored water, and you have instant posts for tossing rings, or targets for knocking down.

Set up a Children’s Crafting Area

After all that running around, take a minute to catch your breath and try these patriotic crafts with your kids, courtesy of She Knows Parenting. Whether you want to make a mess with fingerpainted flags or make some noise with paper plate noise makers, these crafts are easy to create and fun for all members of the family!

Homemade Frozen Treats

What do kids love more on a hot summer day than an icy cold sweet treat? Instead of shelling out for the store-bought  versions, you can make your own that taste even better! We’re a big fan of’s Five Minute Ice Cream: just combine a package of frozen fruit with cream and sugar in a food processor and presto! Instant, deliciously fresh ice cream that you and your kids will love!  She Knows does dessert, too – their page of patriotic popsicles is simply to die for.

So, your party was successful and you’re the talk of the town. When the party’s said and done, be sure not to miss the fireworks! From all of us here at BirthdayExpress, have a happy Fourth of July!



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