I love celebrating the 4th of July with friends and family – warm weather, BBQ, refreshing drinks, fireworks, music, laughter and lots of fun!  Each year I try to find a fun new recipe or DIY decor to try, so today, I thought I’d give you a roundup of some of my favorites.

Below are 25 great patriotic projects and links to step-by-step instructions!

Desserts {why not start with the sweet stuff first?!}

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1. 4th of July Flag Cake by Glorious Treats  2. Red White and Blue Cupcakes by Betty Crocker  3. Patriotic Ice Cream Cones by All You  4. Red White and Blue Ice Pops by MyRecipes  5. Spangled Sandwich Pop by FamilyFun  6. All American Chocolate Covered Strawberries by Grin and Bake It!  7. Push-up Pops by Craftaholics Anonymous  8. Memorial Day Pretzels by Cupcakes and Cashmere  9. 4th of July Marshmallow Pops by Wenderly


Check out this cute hot dog station and these patriotic watermelon shapes!

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10. Hot Dog Station by Pizzazzerie  11.  4th of July Rocket Dogs by They Are Crafty  12. Stars and Stripes Clip Art Paper Cones by Martha Stewart  13. Flag Fruit Salad


Fun and fancy drinks for both kids and adults!

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14. July 4th Layered Drink (no alcohol) by In Katrina’s Kitchen  15. Coconut Berry Spritzer by Val SoCal  16. 4th of July Citrus Splash (with Pop Rocks!) by The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie

Tablescapes & Centerpieces

What a great idea to add food coloring to the flower vase for a themed centerpiece!

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17. Licorice Apothecary by Pizzazzerie  18. The American Dream Bouquet by 1-800-Flowers  19. Country Mason Jar Flowers via Pinterest  20. Mason Jar Flag by It All Started With Paint  21. Pinwheel Centerpiece by Between Naps on the Porch

Hostess Gifts

Just a little extra step turns an ordinary watermelon into a gift for your host/hostess!

July 4th Watermelon Hostess Gift Tidbits&Twine

22. Patriotic Watermelon Gift by A Party Style

{FREE} Patriotic Printables

What’s not to love about a free printable!  These are great to add some themed decor to your get-together.

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23. 4th of July Cupcake Toppers by Party Chic  24.  Matchbook and Straw Tags by Twig and Thistle  25. Printable Bingo Cards by Makoodle

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday!

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  1. Kim,
    What a nice grouping of 4th of July celebratory items. I’m always eager to find new ideas! I’m going to my son’s home for a brief visit in the afternoon and then to a friend’s home dinner, so I didn’t need these great ideas for this year, but they always come in handy for when one does need them. Enjoy your 4th of July.
    Karen B.

  2. Thank you for featuring my hot dog station, which was part of a Vintage Americana 4th of July party I styled with Lia Griffith. We were so thrilled to have the party featured on Pizzazzerie and Hostess with the Mostess! If your readers are interested in seeing more pictures, party decor tutorials and free printables from the party, please visit liagriffith.com. Thanks!

    Lisa Frank

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