Last Minute 4th of July Ideas to Celebrate at Home

If you’re like us, all of the firework shows, parades, and fairs around our county have been cancelled! Even Minor League Baseball was cancelled! ): So we are scrambling last minute to come up with ideas to celebrate at home! We planned on staying in our car to watch the fireworks and have snacks to stay away from everyone, but that can’t happen either now! Thanks AGAIN covid-19 for ruining another celebration this year! Here are some fun, easy, last minute ideas to make the 4th of July still feel special at home!

We found these fun ideas on Pinterest! Head over to our 4th of July Board for all of the below ideas and the links to the original post && get more ideas!!

Food & Drink Ideas

Add Pop Rocks to the rim of your drinks (you can add this to the kids drinks too!)

Celebrate the Fourth of July with this delicioius Firecracker Margarita

Here is a fun Kid Friendly drink!!

layered drinks “This works well for red, white, and blue but you can really do this with any color combination. The other secret to success with layered drinks is plenty of ice. After you add your bottom layer fill the glass to the top with ice and pour the second layer slowly and directly on top of an ice cube.”

Make some Chex Mix to snack on through out the day!! Just add the 4th of July Red, White, and Blue M&M’s to a bag of premade chex mix!!

10 Last Minute 4th of July Dishes – MamasColdCoffeeBlog

Add small flag tooth picks into your food! This can turn ANY dish into a themed dish! lol

4th of July recipes: Patrick Henry Pigs in a Blanket

Add Red, White, and Blue Sprinkles to Ice Cream or any dessert you already have!

4th of July Ice Cream Sandwiches

Or add Red, White, and Blue Icing/Melted Chocolate!! Here is our dessert for tomorrow!! Chocolate Covered Pretzels!

Get some Ring Pops for the kids!!

Add Strawberries/Apples and Blueberries to any of your drinks! From wine for the adults and spite for the kids! It really is the little things to add some themed fun to what you already have at home!!

Independence Day Sangria from @memeinge is a festive and fun Red White & Blue Sangria recipe perfect for celebrating on the Forth of July, Memorial Day or any summer day! Gluten free, dairy free, great for parties

Crafts with the Kids

Footprint Flags

Adorable Footprint Crafts for Kids to Make - Crafty Morning

Make a craft and have it double as some fun decorations for around the house! Wind Catchers! Paper Plates painted!!

Have a little that loves slime? Add some star confetti in it!!

4th of july kids activity

Make your own fireworks with paint && straws!

Patriotic 4th of July Crafts for Kids to Make - Sassy Dealz

Other Fun & Games

This themed scavenger hunt would be so fun with the kids!

4th of July Scavenger Hunt Free printable scavenger hunt for kids... have small prizes along the way. Eg. Bandanas, red/white/blue candy or maybe sparklers if you do it towards the end of the night.

Get outside and play any outdoor games! Like the 3 legged race, ring toss! Add Glow Sticks for evening fun!!

I decided I needed  to add one more post about the 4th of July... and that is outdoor games. If you live in areas like me it will be about ...
Four Family-Friendly 4th of July Games – Distinctivs

Keep the glow sticks going and get some Sparklers to end the night! && Get your fix of a little spark on this 4th of July! They make for some fun photos!!

Instead of throwing rice or blowing bubbles!! Let the sparkles fly - sparklers at night or evening wedding
Patriotic. 4th of July. Sparklers.
Firework and Sparkler Photo Tips! | Me Ra Koh Photography Blog

Have a movie night with some popcorn!!

Here are some perfect 4th of July AMERICAN themed movies:

  • Sandlot
  • Independence Day
  • Top Gun
  • Forest Gump
  • A League of their Own
  • The Patriot
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Captain America
  • Hidden Figures

We plan on making hot dogs on the grill, swim, and light some sparklers! I am going to miss the fireworks and celebrating with family this year!! 4th of July is my 2nd favorite holiday!! Christmas better not be cancelled because of this pandemic!!! lol What are your plans to celebrate tomorrow?

Hotdogs are like the 4th of July staple food right!? 😉

If you know you know! 😉

Happy 4th of July!!!

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