Fourth of July Party Awesomeness: Plan Your Perfect 4th

If you’re planning a Fourth of July party, the most important 4th of July party ideas are, of course, to invite everybody you like best, relax, and don’t worry too much about making everything perfect.

Festive Fourth of July Party Drinks and Decorations
That said, there are always things you can do to make a 4th of July party truly special. From great ideas for a Fourth of July party menu, to Independence Day cake decorating ideas, to tips for decorating your home for the 4th, you’ll fine them here. These 4th of July party ideas are just what you need to plan the kind of party that you can relax and truly enjoy.

It doesn’t take tons of planning, effort, and money to plan an awesome 4th of July party! All it takes is a little creativity. Oh, and maybe some of the great ideas, tips, and recipes you’ll find below.

Fourth of July Decorating and Entertainment

Fourth of July Party IDeasFourth of July Party Planning Ideas

Step by step guide to planning a 4th of July party. From guests to Fourth of July invitations, to a menu, to music for a 4th of July party, and more.

4th of July Decorating Ideas4th of July Decorating Ideas

Fun ideas for decorating for a 4th of July party. Tips on table decorations, decorating for the Fourth on a budget, and more.

Homemade 4th of July DecorationsHomemade 4th of July Decorations

Ideas for 4th of July party decorations you can make at home. These easy homemade decorations for the 4th of July are cute, cheap, and easy to pull off at home.

Fourth of July CenterpiecesFourth of July Centerpieces

Ideas for homemade 4th of July centerpieces for an Independence Day party. 9 creative, simple, and inexpensive patriotic centerpiece ideas!




Fourth of July Yard Decorations

Fourth of July Yard Decorataions

Ideas for patriotic outdoor decorations for the 4th of July. Tips on making your own patriotic yard and home decorations with a lot of oomph!

Picnic GamesPicnic Games and Themes

Fun theme and game ideas for a summer picnic or BBQ. These creative summer party themes will put a fun spin on your Fourth!


Fourth of July Party Menus and Recipes

4th of July Appetizer Recipes4th of July Appetizer Recipes

These recipes are the perfect 4th of July finger foods, but without a lot of hassle. Your guests will be scrambling for more.

4th of July Picnic Recipes4th of July Picnic Recipes

Recipes and food ideas for a 4th of July picnic. Foods and drink recipes for a picnic that are tasty, easy to eat, and simple to travel with.

Fourth of July Food RecipesFourth of July Food Recipes

A fabulous and patriotic Fourth of July party menu, including patriotic appetizers, sides, and a wonderful easy recipe for chicken on the grill. Yum!

Easy 4th of July RecipesEasy 4th of July Recipes

Easy recipe ideas for a 4th of July party. Include simple 4th of July appetizer recipes, a tasty pasta salad, recipe ideas, and more.

Tips and Ideas for Doing Mother’s Day Right

Okay, so some of the pages here on the blog are static pages, and some are posts. This has always been a static page with all the Mother’s Day resources I have here on the site.  But since having a kiddo of my own, I’ve had to go in and do some major edits. Because now I really do understand how much your mom probably deserves an amazing, special Mother’s Day. If you’re not going to send her on a cruise, dude…. you OWE her this.

Mothers Day Ideas, Gifts, and Planning TipsNow I feel doubly determined to provide as many paths to spoil Mom and give her an amazing Mother’s Day as possible.  Because it’s just the right thing to do!  From ideas for special desserts to make for Mother’s Day, to homemade or creative Mother’s Day gifts, to how to plan a special event for Mom’s Day, like a Mother’s Day brunch. It’s all right here!

Because in the end, it’s not spending lots of money that will show Mom you care. The best Mothers day ideas are about spending your time, effort, and thoughts on her… and showing Mom how much she means to you.

And I’m just going to say this to my husband here, because it’s my site and I can do what I like:  Honey, please read this page.  And be sure sure to click the link on desserts.  Thanks!

Mothers Day Gifts and Ideas

Craft Ideas for Mothers DayCraft Ideas for Mothers Day

Fun and simple ideas for homemade gifts and crafts to make for Mothers Day. Each one is sweet and touching… and easy enough for kids to make. These are great options for Dads looking for ideas to help their kids make this day special for a Mom who has more than earned it.

Food Mothers Day GiftsFood Gifts for Mothers Day

Ideas for fun food-related gifts for Mother’s Day. Includes tips on making a homemade gift basket for Mother’s Day, along with a few fun recipes for treats Mom will love.

Homemade Mothers Day Gift IdeasHomemade Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Simple ideas for homemade Mothers Day gifts that don’t require a ton of creativity, crafy ability, time, or money. But these thoughtful gifts will really show Mom how much you care.

Top Ten Mothers Day GiftsTop 10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Want to get Mom something really special, but out of inspiration? These top 10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas are a great place to start.

Short Mothers Day PoemsShort Mother’s Day Poems

Tips on writing a sweet poem for Mother’s Day. Mothers Day poem starters, cute poem ideas, and how to help your kids write a poem to Mom.

Spanish Mothers Day PoemsSpanish Mothers Day Poems

Examples of great poems for Mothers Day in Spanish. Each one comes with an English translation, just in case your Spanish is a little rusty.

Mothers Day Recipes and Celebrations

Mothers Day Brunch IDeasMothers Day Brunch Ideas

Ideas for planning a Mother’s Day brunch. Includes ideas and recipes for Mothers Day brunches and celebrations, and lots of pratical planning advice.

Mother Day Recipe DessertMothers Day Dessert Recipes

Sometimes the way to Mom’s heart is through her sweet tooth! With these wonderful recipes, you’ll bowl your mother over. She might complain that it’ll go straight to her butt, be she’ll be secretly delighted.

St Patrick’s Day Activities: Plan a St. Patrick’s Party or Get-Together

Want to have some great St Patick’s Day activities, food, and stuff for Saint Paddy’s Day this year?

Well, Irish eyes are smiling on you this year, because you’re most definitely in the right place. Here, you’ll find lots of resources to help you plan your St. Patricks Day party, including entertainment, food recipes, drink and cocktail recipes, and more.

Donned your best green outfit got your trusty leprechaun by your side? Great! Let’s get started.

You can also visit Party Game central for more ideas and games –including some awesome drinking games– to play for St Paddy’s.

Green Saint Patrick's Day Beer. Yum.

St Patrick’s Day Activities and Fun

St Patricks Day GamesSt Patrick’s Day Games

Green beer not enough fun for ya? These great St Patrick’s Day activities will really get your St Patricks Day party entertainment rolling.


St Patrick’s Day Food and Drink

St Patricks Day RecipesSt Patrick’s Day Recipes

Great recipes for St. Patricks Day, including fabulous Irish fare like my famous Irish lamb stew– it’s heavenly!

St Paticks Day FoodSt Patrick’s Day Green Food

Ideas for green food, green recipes, and green ingredients. Plus a few special recipes that will go over well at any St Paddy’s party.

St Patricks Day AppetizersSt Patricks Day Appetizers

Eating is one of the best St Patricks Day activities. And eating THESE recipes is the best of the best. Your guests will think they have the luck of the Irish.

St Patricks Day Cocktail RecipesSt Patrick’s Day Cocktail Recipes

They’re green, they’re Irish, and they’re perfect for St Paddy’s Day. Your guests will love every sip (there are even virgin St Patricks drinks for kids!)

How to Dye Beer GreenHow to Dye Beer Green

Instructions how how to color your beer green for St Patricks day… it may not look appetizing, but it sure looks festive!