June 30, 2015

Making your Fourth of July Party Sparkle

As you could imagine, we are excited for the 4th of July.  

Any holiday that calls for lots of parties is right up our alley, not to mention the fun patriotic theme and the sparkly entertainment – who doesn’t love fireworks and sparklers?

Every year, we attend another 4th of July party, and let’s face it, all the parties mesh together because it’s all the same.   We want to show you how you can add a bit of excitement to your annual 4th of July party and make it more memorable than the last with these fun food, drink, and decor ideas!

Image by Stephanie McCabe via unsplash.com


Anything red, white, and blue is perfect for your party- just add fruits, food coloring, and colored ice to spice it up. Make a few colorful cocktails virgin so the kids have a special drink too.

fruit infused water

Images by Gimme Some Oven, Uplifting Mayhem, Life as Mama + Punchbowl


We’ve all seen the 4th of July cakes and cookies.  So mix it up with colored cake pops, chocolate-covered strawberries,  rice crispy treats, and macarons.  These yummy and colorful desserts are an easy way to make your party look special!

multi-colored strawberry rice crispy treats

Images by Mommy Made That, Mel & Boys Kitchen, Life, Love and Sugar, and Baking A Moment 

Want something even more creative than those ideas? Most of us haven’t seen 4th of July style peppermint bark or chocolate covered pretzels. Your guests will be excited to have these special treats!

peppermint bark pretzels

Images by Life With The Crust Cut Off + The 36th Avenue 


Decorated mason jars are a great centerpiece that adds spirit to any party. If you want to add even more sparkle to these centerpieces, add a candle or lights

mason jar w candles  

Images by Addicted 2 DIYSmart School House

If you are over the top (like us) you will want to do everything to make your party special.  That means lawn paint and streamers. Use star stencils to paint colored stars on your lawn. It’s easy and looks awesome – it will definitely get people talking.

lawn stars streamers

Images by The Concrete Cottage + Liz Marie Blog

With these ideas, you can sit back and enjoy your 4th of July party and know that it will stand out!  Your extra effort will make your party be one for the books!

Looking for some creative events ideas that only East of Ellie can offer? Contact us today and let’s get planning!