Plan Your July 4th the Right Way
There's no better time to celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness than the 4th of July. And if you're someone who loves to plan those cookouts, picnics and patriotic festive get-togethers, we've got you covered. From your patriotic outfit choice and all-American food menu, down to your red, white, and blue decorations...these festive and patriotic ideas are sure to make your Independence Day Celebration a hit!
What should you wear for the 4th of July?
The 4th of July is undoubtedly one of the biggest celebrations in the United States, and every year Americans all over the country look forward to celebrating America's birthday. It's not uncommon to see people at parades and other events all decked out in the colors, stars and stripes of the American Flag to show off their patriotic pride. Read on to learn more and to help you look your best on July 4th! Back to Top
For the 4th of July, you need something that's cool, comfortable and eye-catching for the big day. If you want to dress more on the simpler side, try looking for a 4th of July shirt that has the base colors of the holiday-red, white, or blue and match around that. You could pair a simpler men's 4th of July polo with American Flag themed accessories, like an American Flag belt, patriotic Tervis tumbler, or even a USA hat.
If you want to be more bold and make a statement, try a men's graphic t-shirt with waving flag designs, soaring eagles, or bold stars and stripes. If you really want to stand out, a funny 4th of july graphic t-shirt (like this patriotic tuxedo shirt) or 4th of july tie-dye shirts are definitely one way to get in the patriotic spirit that you'll receive a lot of attention for! Back to Top
Womens 4th of July Shirts
There's no reason not to look stylish and patriotic for the 4th of July. Put together a Fourth of July outfit easily! Find a shirt with the standard red, white and blue colors or look for something with some extra flair to really stand out. Pair it with a cute pair of jeans or leggings. Fourth of July shirts with some added sparkle details or patriotic tie-dye t-shirts will really make you stand out on the 4th of July. Complete your look with American Flag accessories like belts, sunglasses, hats, and even patriotic jewelry so you are patriotic from head to toe. Back to Top
Funny 4th of July Shirts and Accessories
There are many ways to make people laugh while still showing your respect for this important American holiday. Funny graphic t-shirts, like a tuxedo shirt, food themed patriotic t-shirts, funny drinking shirts, or funny phrases, are all great ideas for funny 4th of July look. If you like having a few beers on Independence Day, look for a shirt that says something like “Partying like it’s 1776” or “Beer, BBQ and Freedom.” A patriotic cowboy hat can really bring out your fun side on the 4th of July.
Mix and Match with the Family on 4th of July
Why not get the whole gang decked out in red, white and blue? Each member can wear a 4th of July shirt that is a little different, or match everyone exactly and grab the same style for everyone in your crew. With a wide selection of patriotic gear from Flag Shirt, including a Big and Tall 4th of July collection, and plus size 4th of July shirts, you can find looks for the entire family in just a few clicks. Even the kids want join in the fun of dressing up. Patriotic accessories like headbands, jewelry, shoes and belts can make their outfit extra fun for Independence Day activities.
4th of July Food Ideas
Celebrate America with tasty dishes, some of which even include the traditional colors of the holiday: red, white and blue. Below are some excellent options you should include on your 4th of July menu:
- Patriotic charcuterie board
- Festive marshmallow kebabs
- Macaroni salad
- Pulled pork sandwiches
- Cheese fries
- Baked beans...
4th of July Dessert Ideas
Is there nothing more American than apple pie? Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream; it's a favorite among many for a 4th of July dessert, but there's many other options as well. Try to find desserts that come in those red, white and blue colors. For example a fresh strawberry cake or pie, a patriotic charcuterie dessert board or even red, white, and blue cookies.
If you're hosting this year's 4th of July festivities, then here are some great 4th of July decoration ideas you can use to wow your guests! Think of the little details like patriotic themed napkins and utensils, etc. You can mix and match red, blue and white plastic cups and add some patriotic stickers to them. Everything down to your tablecloth can fit the theme of the party. Some fun patriotic streamers (that the kids can even help make) are a cute and easy 4th of July decoration.
Welcome your guests with a patriotic wreath to put right on your front door. There are plenty of ideas (with instructions) on how to make a DIY 4th of July Wreath.
Make the most out of your patriotic party with 4th of July party decorations. Wondering when you should decorate for Independence Day? There's really no wrong time to be patriotic, but here are some tips on when you should decorate for the 4th of July. Back to Top
Where to go on Independence Day?
Perhaps you're not hosting a big 4th of July party, and you're looking for some ideas on where you can go. Most cities and towns across the United States (small and large) usually have a parade or some type of event for the 4th of July. Whether it's a parade, concert, festival or late night fireworks; look up your local area events for options near you. If you're into sports, sometimes baseball or football games can participate in the patriotic celebrations. Back to Top
What to watch on the 4th of July
Maybe you want to wind down after a day of celebrating with a great, all-American movie. Luckily, there are a lot of movies about the 4th of July and Independence Day-themed movies from which to choose, including Jaws, National Treasure and Forrest Gump. Here's some of our other favorite Patriotic 4th of July movie ideas. Back to Top