Fourth of July Picnic Party Theme

America is one big melting pot… or picnic table.

About the Theme

After the parade and before the fireworks, spend the afternoon celebrating with friends, family, neighbors and kids with this Independence Day potluck picnic. With luck, the sun will be shining, so set up at the park to enjoy the smell of barbecue, grass and flowers in the air.

Everyone can enjoy this American potluck picnic. With rustic red, white and blue decor, delicious food and classic decorations like flags and flowers, this charming set-up is perfect for guests of all ages.

VIBE: Charming

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Venue Settings


Hosting your party in a park will guarantee plenty of room for any activities you have in mind. Cornhole? Yep. Firework gazing? Of course. Eating to your heart's content? Absolutely. Pending a permit (most public parks do require a permit ahead of time, depending on your local regulations), a couple rental tables and a tent for shade will set the perfect scene for an outdoor summer soiree.


Temporary Tattoo Artist

As adults are snacking, kids can get creative with a temporary tattoo artist. This activity is full of fun and can be customized with U.S.A. themed tattoos. And who’s to say you can’t get tatted up yourself? (No one!)

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American Cuisine

Fill up on all classic BBQ, summertime favorites, like sliders, french fries, marinated corn on the cob, gourmet fruit salad and pasta salad. Pro tip: Hire a caterer to tackle the main dishes of this celebration, and suggest to your guests to bring their own sides or desserts. That way you can have the best of both worlds.

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Smoothie Bar

It's the middle of the summer, so plan on warm temps. A smoothie bar or slushie station is a great way to keep guests refreshed and cool. Don’t forget to garnish with a sprig of mint, a few fresh berries and cute paper straws!

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Creative Detail

Party Favors

You know who turns down an edible favor? No one, that's who. Get inspired by these sable cookies, by Fresh Flours LLC, decorated with red and blue sprinkles and tied with red and blue gingham ribbon. These sweet treats are the perfect take-home gift that can be enjoyed right away or saved for later.

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