Parties, Playlists and More: How to Have the Best Fourth of July Ever!
Fourth of July Party Ideas
Everybody loves an excuse to party, and what better excuse than our country’s day of birth? You don’t need a lot of money to throw a stand-out bash, just a little bit of creativity. Check out our list below of some unique and fun party ideas to help you throw the best Fourth of July party ever!
A good party should start before the guests actually arrive. So instead of sending a boring text message or email to each person on your guest list, craft out some unique invitations and have them delivered by snail mail instead. If pressed for time, there are some inspirational e-cards available online.
Turn your party into a place any American would be proud of! Try hanging red, white and blue streamers and ribbons from the ceilings, or sprinkling balloons around the venue. Get color-specific napkins and plastic cutlery for the table. Build a patriotic tablescape and festive centerpiece. Finally, when the sun comes down, light up those red, white and blue candles and sparklers.
Fourth of July Recipes
No Fourth of July is complete without an all-American, star-spangled menu, but coming up with one all on your own can be challenging. We here at SeatGeek have done the legwork for you and compiled the perfect patriotic recipes, for a start-to-finish Independence Day celebration. All the food below is easy to make and easy to serve, so you can enjoy it just as much as your guests will.
1 cup blueberries
1 ½ cup pineapple chunks
1 cup raspberries
1 ½ cups strawberries
½ cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
½ cup simple syrup
½ cup berry flavored vodka
1 cup triple sec
2 bottles white wine (dry)
Slice the strawberries and pineapple chunks into medium-sized pieces. Mix together all the ingredients and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
Fourth of July Playlists
After careful party planning and kitchen prep, it’s finally time for your perfect Fourth of July bash to begin. But wait – who’s in charge of music?! Your tunes are what set the tone for any good party, and is not a detail to be forgotten. Check out our various playlists designed to keep your party rocking from day through night.
I. American BBQ Classics (Classic rock, light metal, country?)
Every Fourth of July deserves a great barbeque, and every barbeque deserves great music. Get your barbeque rolling with some of these classic American jams to get everyone in the patriotic spirit.
Eric Church – Drink In My Hand
Zac Brown Band – Chicken Fried
Florida Georgia Line – Cruise
Mountain Music – Alabama
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – American Girl
Warrant – Cherry pie
Grateful Dead – Sugar Magnolia
Johnny Cash – Folson Prison Blues
Old Crow Medicine Show – Wagon Wheel
II. Drinking ‘Murica Music (Aggressive rage songs)
Barbeque over but people haven’t left? They’re probably celebrating the birth of America with a few drinks. Amp up the tribute with some of these classics by American artists (and make sure you have enough beer to last the night).
R Kelly – Ignition (Remix)
Scissor Sisters – Let’s Have A Kiki
Semisonics – Closing Time
Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee – Shake Ya Tailfeather
Gym Class Heroes – Cookie Jar ft. The-Dream
Taylor Swift – 22
Bruce Springsteen – Born In The USA
Rad Omen – Rad Anthem
Chief Keef – Hate Being Sober
Snoop Dog – Gin & Juice
TNGHT – Higher Ground (disclaimer – TNGHT is not American. But this song will make people want to drink)