19 Festive 4th Of July Ideas For Camping Or Home!

Last Updated on January 21, 2022 by Christina


1. Painted Lawn Stars A cheap and easy way to give your lawn a splash of American pride!


 2.  Red, White & Blue Firecracker Jello Cups (Add alcohol for the adults)


1 Blue Jell-O Gelatin (like 3 oz package Berry Blue)
1 Red Jell-O Gelatin (like 3 oz package Cherry)
1 envelope Unflavored Gelatin (like Knox)
1 1/3 cups boiling Water
1 cup Milk
1/4 cup Sugar
Maraschino Cherries drained

If you can find tall shot glasses they will work best, but any clear glass will do.
Place blue gelatin in a bowl and add 2/3 cup boiling water.
Stir well until dissolved and allow to cool.
Fill each cup 1/3 full of blue and place in refrigerator.
Add 1/3 cup of milk to another bowl and sprinkle unflavored gelatin over top.
Heat remaining 2/3 cup of milk to a boil.
Remove from heat and stir in sugar to dissolve.
Add heated milk to gelatin/milk mixture and stir until blended.
Allow to cool.
Gently fill all cups the next 1/3 of the way with white mixture and return to refrigerator.
Place red gelatin in a bowl and add 2/3 cup boiling water.
Stir well until dissolved and allow to cool.
Place a cherry on top of each glass and add about 1/4″ of red gelatin to each.
Place in refrigerator for 5 minutes.
Pull from refrigerator and try to adjust to get stems to point upward.
Fill each cup the rest of the way with red and place in refrigerator.

3.  Basketweave Streamers To Create A Festive Table Runner!


 4.  Campfire Firecracker Dogs – Delicious, Easy And Fun For The Kids To Make!


View Directions & Ingredients Here

5.  All American Fruit Salad

– Use A Star Shaped Cookie Cutter To Cut Watermelon, Add BlueBerries and Strawberries For A Festive Spin On A Traditional Salad


6.  Safety First, Poke A Hole In A Solo Cup To Keep From Burnt Hands!


7.  Red, White And Blue Sangria – Great For Large Groups!



8.  4 Step No Bake Dessert- No Oven Needed, Only Hungry Bellies!


  • strawberries (chopped) and blueberries
  • Cloud cakes or Twinkies
  • strawberry glaze (usually in the produce section next to the strawberries in a container)
  • whipped cream or Coolwhip

9. Red, White & Blue Scavenger Hunt, A Free & Easy Way To Keep Everyone Entertained!


  10.  Festive Berry Ice Cubes Add A Patriotic Splash Of Color To Any Beverage!

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11. Create Your Own S’mores Bar


12.  A Twister Game That Wont Move On The Grass

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13.  An All American Centerpiece


14.  An Amazing Cool 7 Layer Dip | Caution… Patience Needed.

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15. The Dip Above, For The Less Artistic


Recipe Here

 16.  Red, White and Blue Strawberries… Just 3 Ingredients!


Step 1. Clean Strawberries

Step 2. Melt White Chocolate

Step 3. Dip Stawberry in White Chocolate

Step 4. Dip Stawberry in Blue Sugar, Sprinkles or Edible Glitter

 17.  Create Your Own Photo Booth With Free Printables


Print the images on paper or cardstock for best results.  Attach to a straw or a stick and you are ready to go!

Click here for printable downloads 


 18. A Festive Game Of Balloon Darts, Use a Foam Poster Board For Stability!

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19. Printable Patriotic BINGO Game

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