Easy 4th of July Decoration Ideas | Everything You Need To Effortlessly Host

4th of July decoration ideas

4th of July decoration ideas that are easy and affordable.

Everything You Need To Effortless Host

For those of us that need to be in the kitchen all day, hosting an easy 4th of July party is important so we're less stressed! I'll show you how to get it together with decor, food and drinks that are made for kids (and adults).

After you've gathered all of your decor, food and drinks, it's time to set up! Start by setting out any tablecloths or runners. Next, arrange your plates, utensils and cups on the tables. Then, put out any food that needs to be served at room temperature. Finally, add some festive Fourth of July decorations like flags or banners!

4th of July decoration ideas for outside or inside

How to host a fun kid friendly 4th of July party with easy to find decor, food and drinks.

Planning your 4th of July party is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  • Choose a theme that's kid friendly. Anything from a firework theme to an all out patriotic extravaganza will work for your celebration. Don't forget the music! You can play some fun songs that are kid friends or rock out to the latest hits. Music always helps elevate the mood of a party.
  • Make sure you have enough food and drinks for everyone who comes over to celebrate with you! We always keep things simple like hot dogs and basic burgers because they're easy and affordable too!
  • Have plenty of room for guests so they can mingle freely throughout the evening without feeling trapped by other guests standing around them during conversations happening near them. And finally…4th of July party games for families…have plenty space available for games like tiki toss or cornhole board games so everyone can mingle and move around.

4th of July Decoration Ideas: Mickey Mouse Plates

When it comes to hosting a 4th of July party, there are two things that we look for: ease and affordability. We want something that’s easy enough to prepare (no one wants last minute stress), but still looks festive and fun. It should also be affordable so you can buy more of what you need instead of settling for the cheapest option. And if it’s kid-friendly, all the better!

This matters because it is important to be able to have a good time without spending a lot of money or being stressed out. This can be achieved by following the tips in this article.

  • We found decor for you that is affordable 
  • We found decor for you that is kid-friendly 
  • We found decor for you that is easy to clean up

We've gathered everything you need to know about hosting an effortless 4th of July party, complete with easy decorating ideas and inexpensive ways to keep the kiddos entertained.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse 4th of July Plates are available at Walmart and they were only $1.98. These plates are a great way to add some fun to your table, especially for the kids. The colors are so vibrant and they make you feel like you’re celebrating in Disney World! 

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Patriotic Platters or Containers Give Your 4th Of July Party Food Ideas That Extra BAM!

A Patriotic Platter is a great way to serve your food or snacks. This can be as simple as using a patriotic platter to layer your cheeses and meats, or using a patriotic platter to serve snacks like chips or crackers.

No matter how you use it, this particular item will add some festive flair while keeping things neat and organized. 

See how we decorated our Patio for the 4TH

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4th of July Decoration Ideas: Color-Changing Cups

If you are looking for an easy way to add some color and fun to your party, look no further than these super cool color-changing cups from Walmart. They come in various characters like Mickey and Spiderman, but my favorite are Baby Yoda! The kids love seeing the colors change and they can take them home as a party favor. These are just a fun 4th of july decoration ideas for kids!

Tip: Customize them with vinyl and put the kids names on them!

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4th of July Decoration Ideas: Red White and Blue Silverware

Not only is red, white and blue a great color scheme for the Fourth of July, and an EASY ONE – you can find party supplies that are all in this patriotic palette to make your celebrations even more festive. You can also find red, white and blue silverware at stores like Walmart or Target.

Red White & Blue Napkins are another great way to add some color to your table setting. We found matching Disney ones at Walmart. Another fun way to add some patriotic flair are Red, White and Blue Straws. These ones were a Walmart find as well.

There's no need to settle on boring colors when you want something festive on the table – have fun with it. We also added a fun red, white and blue table runner to our party set up. We found this at Walmart in the $1 section. You can also add some fun accents like a Patriotic Pinwheel – they're perfect for sticking into cupcakes or decorating on their own.

Here's some EASY RECIPES for the Fourth of July!

Summer Decoration Ideas: Summer Popsicle Tablecloth

A summer popsicle tablecloth is the perfect way to add a fun pop of color to your picnic or BBQ. This tablecloth was only $3 at Target and can be used all year long! We love this one because it has our favorite popsicles on it (BOMB POPS!) , but there are so many options out there if you want something more specific like red, white and blue stripes. 

The best part about this project is that it literally took us 15 minutes to pull the whole table together. 

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4th of July Party Food Ideas: Kid-Friendly Punch

For a kid-friendly punch, we used this great glass jar from Amazon. We bought it specifically so we could keep it in the fridge until we were ready to party. The lid is so secure that we can fill it all the way to the top and not worry about spills. 10 points to Amazon for this one! You could also find decor at your local dollar store as well. 

We used Sprite Zero, + Red White + Blue Sorbet to make the kids punch. The sorbet helps keeps the drink nice and cool for playing outside. Or toss a bomb pop popsicle in their drink!

Easy Peasy!

Red White And Blue Boozy Bomb Pop Drink for Mom

Boozy Bomb Pop Drink 

Since we were making punch for the kids, I wanted to make a special drink for the adults. We used moscato + popsicles. You can also make this non-alcoholic with any beverage.

Want a quick, easy and inexpensive drink that you can make in minutes? Grab some of your favorite alcohol, tequila or vodka (or even a moscato wine). Take a frozen bomb pop and use it as the ice to keep it cool. Sit back and relax! 

This is the perfect summer drink for any adults who want to feel like a kid again.


We hope you found our ideas for 4th of July decor to be helpful. From easy and affordable tips to more unique ideas, we think anyone can find something here that will work for them. So enjoy your holiday and don't forget to stay safe! 

If you have any of your own tips or tricks that we didn’t mention, leave them in the comments below!

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