If you're hosting a 4th of July party and inviting kids to attend, there are several ways you can make the day extra special for them and take the burden of providing entertainment off your guests. Consider these food, drink, and entertainment ideas while preparing for a 4th of July party to remember.
Red, white, and blue snacks
Kids will love to fill their plates with 4th of July themed snacks. Consider investing in a stash of bomb pops, making Jell-O Jigglers in patriotic colors and shapes, or whipping up some mini-tarts with strawberries and blueberries.
Drinks kids enjoy
While your friends are enjoying their "adult beverages," kids will need something to keep them hydrated as well. Lemonade, juice boxes, or a nice red punch should do the trick.
A place to splash
If it's a hot 4th of July day, set up a sprinkler or kiddie pool for kids to keep cool and stay entertained. Having a supply of beach towels and kids' sunblock on hand would be icing on the cake for your guests. Remind them to bring swimsuits!
4th of July costume accessories
Let the kids play dress-up in fun 4th of July glasses, hats, Mardi Gras beads, or even face paint. Be sure to put someone on "picture duty" to snap lots of photos of the kids in costume, and then send copies to your guests once the party is over.
If you have a driveway, sidewalk, or patio, put out a stash of sidewalk chalk. Kids will have fun playing hopscotch and decorating your yard with patriotic pictures that you can enjoy until the next rainfall.
Play some patriotic kid-friendly music for kids to dance around to. Go one step further by providing some props and encouraging them to plan a 4th of July skit or musical number to perform for the rest of the guests. With the right prompt, kids will provide their own entertainment!
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