4th of July is tomorrow! In honor of America’s birthday, why not throw your own patriotic party? With a few fun recipes, decorations, and games, it’s as easy as apple pie! See how to throw your own 4th of July party right now!

1 // Set The Scene

4th Of July decorations can be super easy and inexpensive to make! You can find mason jars and paint at Dollar Tree or Walmart. Paint them red, white, and blue, and fill them with fresh flowers for beautiful patriotic decor!


Celebrate the 4th with a tropical twist! Spray paint pineapples red, silver, and blue like pictured above!


Get the kids involved with a fun craft that doubles as decor! The Suburban Mom has a super easy and super fun popsicle stick fireworks craft that the little ones will love.

2 // Have Fun Food

Let’s face it, 4th of July isn’t 4th of July without a cookout! Pinterest has tons of recipes from fun desserts, side dishes, and grill ideas! You can also cool down with this fun 4th of July Coconut Berry popsicle recipe from Billabong!


These waffle fry slider burgers from the Neighborhood Food Blog are fun, easy, and perfect for a 4th of July cookout! Check out the recipe here.


This parmesan grilled corn recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser this Independence Day!


Patriotic Punch from Mom Endeavors is a fun drink for kids (and can be a fun drink for adults too!)


3 // Let’s Play!

Get everyone involved this Independence Day with fun and easy games! Corn hole is a family classic that everyone will love!


The kids will love the fun game of rocket toss, a patriotic spin on the fun can carnival game! Parents Magazine has all the info you need to make this fun, 4th Of July game!


This bottle ring toss game from Everyday Dishes is perfect for the whole entire family! Check out their blog for super easy instructions to make your OBX 4th of July party a blast.


4 // Watch The Fireworks!

When the sun sets, it’s time for the fireworks! Some of the best spots on the Outer Banks to watch fireworks are right on the beach! Jockey’s Ridge provides a great view of shows in Nags Head and in Manteo as well! Remember though, these firework shows are put on by professionals and all fireworks are prohibited on the beach. The Towns of Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, and Manteo allow legal, ground display fireworks and sparklers away from the beach on concrete. The towns of Nags Head, Duck, and Southern Shores prohibit all use of fireworks, sparklers, smoke bombs, etc.