If you don’t know, my husband and I lived in Australia for 3 years. While there, whenever the 4th of July came around, people were always asking us questions about it. It seemed the holiday was super interesting to them. I don’t know if it was our television shows or what. However, the Fourth of July is always a good time and I love ideas for a 4th of July party.
Today I’m sharing how I used printables to create designs for a backyard BBQ, July 4th style. Just add the hot dogs, fireworks, and beer, and you’ll have everything you need for a great day.
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History of July 4th
Before we get to the printables, let’s talk about a little history of the 4th of July.
The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues. The Fourth of July 2021 is on Sunday, July 4, 2021; the federal holiday will be observed on Monday, July 5, 2021.history.com
Ideas for a 4th of July Party
Now that the history lesson part is over, we can talk printables. See how I used printables to create fun patriotic decor perfect for any July 4th BBQ.
Start with the Graphics
If you’re in need of July 4th graphics for your own party, be sure to check The Printables Club. I’ve got a fun bundle in there that will have all the pieces you need. Just download, print and use. Keep reading to get ideas.
Add tags to fun party favors such as sparklers, star-shaped glasses for the kids, or mini flags.
Banner or Sign
The great thing about the printable bundle is that you can print off each of the graphics and use them to make signs for the party. Frame them, mount them on wood or chip board, or just hang them around to create fun decorations. Create banners by printing multiples and stringing them together, or print just one to hang on the door as a welcome sign. The possibilities are really endless.
This is something I tend to forget, but people do like to know what they are eating. A lot of people have diet restrictions, etc, so it’s always a good idea to share this info. For these, simply use the stars and stripes backgrounds. Print them to your desired size and add your own text for the food you’re serving. You can add text with any computer program you’re comfortable with or hand write them.
Games for Grown Ups
Who says games are just for kids? Our trivia cards are perfect for the adults at your party. Test your knowledge of the 4th of July and a bit of American history. Plus, you’ll find out how many estimated hot dogs will be consumed on the day. That’s knowledge we all need.
Join The Printables Club to access these trivia cards as well as over 300 different designs for all of life’s events. Or, you can find individual bundles as well at the top of the page.
Games for Kids
Grown ups shouldn’t have all the fun! Here’s a few games for kids that they’ll love. Download the 4th of July word search, fortune teller, and roll an eagle game in The Printables Club.