20 Incredible Fourth of July Ideas – Food, Crafts, Games and More!

Every year on the Fourth of July, I fail to plan in advance for what to do. It’s one of the few holidays my husband has off work, and with four kids, we need to know what we’re doing in advance. This year, the whole family was going to meet up at a local amusement park, but we decided that we just weren’t up to it with a new baby and the recent heat. Instead, we’re going to go play laser tag, have a barbecue and maybe do an ice cream party!

Whatever we do, it’ll be fun because we’re together, right?

If you need a little last minute inspiration, though, I do have you covered. I’ve got ideas for food, home decor, fashion, games and more! Just click the links to see more!

20 Incredible Fourth of July Ideas - Food, Crafts, Games and More!


Deviled Egg Dip | It’s a Mother Thing

Deviled Egg Dip - Great for BBQ Season

Sweet and Smoky Rib Rub | The Bewitchin Kitchen

New York Pizza Burgers | It’s a Mother Thing

New York Pizza Burgers are PERFECT for the Fourth of July.

Sweet Black Pepper Corn on the Cob | Mom Does Reviews

BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad | It’s a Mother Thing

BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad

Grilled Peaches and Cherries | Home Cooking Memories

BBQ Cupcakes | It’s a Mother Thing

Adorable BBQ Themed Cupcakes with Grilled Hot Dogs


Patriotic Body Scrub | It’s a Mother Thing

Patriotic USA Body Scrub

Fourth of July Kid Craft Fireworks Painting | Happiness is Homemade

DIY Flag Shoes | It’s a Mother Thing

DIY USA Patriotic Flag Shoes

Fourth of July Flashlights | Stuffed Suitcase

DIY Confetti Poppers | Happiness is Homemade

Fourth of July Paper Lanterns | Hey Let’s Make Stuff


Printable Fourth of July Bingo | 7 On a Shoestring

Printable Fourth of July Trivia | Hey Let’s Make Stuff

Minute to Win It Outdoor Party Games | Happiness is Homemade


Dollar Store DIY Cupcake Wrapper Wreath | It’s a Mother Thing

Dollar Store DIY Patriotic Cupcake Wreath

Fourth of July Pinwheel Garland | As the Bunny Hops

Burlap Flag Wreath | It’s a Mother Thing

Burlap & Foam Dollar Store Patriotic Flag Wreath


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Katie Reed

Katie Reed

Katie Reed is a 38 year old mom blogger from Salt Lake City, UT. She is married to the man of her dreams and together they have four beautiful boys. Dexter is 9, Daniel is 7, Chester is 5 and Wilder is 2. She writes about living with mental health issues while navigating motherhood. Her blog focuses on tips and tricks for moms, information and parenting news, kid-friendly recipes and crafts. She loves to reflect on the humorous side of parenthood and shares the reality of her life, with a "warts and all" attitude.

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