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Fourth of July Picnic Ideas

Make This July 4th a Memorable One!

The 4th of July is fast approaching. This holiday and picnics are meant to go together. Do you need a few great 4th of July picnic ideas to help you and your family celebrate this day? It is almost a tradition that this is one of the best times of the year to head out to the local park with a picnic basket, a few towels, and nothing to worry about except for where the best seat in the park is to see the fireworks display.

No matter whom you are with, what your traditions are, or how you celebrate, there are many ways to enjoy this grand holiday. To help you get started planning your celebration, consider these simple yet fun picnic ideas:


Add color to your picnic for lots of fun. One of the simplest, yet most effective ways to celebrate the 4th of July is with red, white and blue. From table cloths, napkins, paper plates, and even ice cubes, you want to have all the colors of the day come shining through. You can make your deserts and foods with these colors as well.


A great way to make your celebration of the holiday educational as well as entertaining is to have everyone come to an Independence Day costume party. Everyone has to dress as one of the Founding Fathers, Lady Liberty, or some other important figure of America’s beginning. Even Uncle Sam or Betsy Ross will do! Award prizes for the most creative or authentic costumes to add fun to this historical event.


Since July is almost always one of the hottest months, make your 4th of July picnic cooler with a bit of swimming and water fun. Let the kids get out the sprinklers and the wading pool. Get yourself into a water balloon fight. Go for a dip in the local lake or take a trip to the ocean. Enjoy the water and enjoy the day outdoors.

There are plenty of picnic ideas for the 4th of July ready and waiting for you to enjoy them. You can even create your own theme, style, or method of celebrating if you like. Just look for fun ways to share the day with family and friends. Never forget that music, good food and lots of laughs with friends is the best way to spend the day as you wait for the fireworks to light up the sky.

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