8 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July at Home

It’s time to flex your flag-waving arm because the 4th of July is upon us. While so many public celebrations are canceled, your at-home festivities can be just as fun-filled and patriotic. These eight ideas can ensure you still get all the fun even without the big festivities.

Have a Cookout

Cookouts are a classic way to celebrate the 4th of July. If you already have all the grilling tools you need, having a cookout with just your family can be convenient and affordable. While you can enjoy classic cookout foods like hamburgers and hot dogs, trying something new could add a fun twist for the celebration.

Watch Something Patriotic

Streaming services have done some heavy lifting during the coronavirus crisis, but they’re still invaluable when it comes to having fun at home. For the 4th of July, watching patriotic movies or TV shows may feel especially celebratory. This year, you might want to check out “Hamilton” on Disney+, which is a smash-hit musical that focuses on the life of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

Learn About American History

Sure, you may remember a thing or two from history class, but you probably don’t remember all the details. Learning more and sharing what you learn with your family can be a fun way to recognize why we celebrate. Some TV channels air series covering American history in honor of the holiday. Want to celebrate with a Netflix binge? Check out “Turn: Washington’s Spies.”

Do Patriotic Karaoke

Every family member deserves a moment to shine, and karaoke gives ample opportunity. Your family will undoubtedly recognize quite a few patriotic tunes even if they don’t know all the lyrics, so patriotic karaoke can be both fun and educational. Plus, finding songs isn’t hard. This Patriotic Songs Karaoke playlist on YouTube gives plenty of options.

Make Crafts

If your family loves crafting, it can be a wonderful way to celebrate any holiday at home. And the 4th of July offers an abundance of crafting options. Really, anything red, white, and blue or with stars and stripes could seem festive.


The right decorations can turn your home into the ultimate 4th of July party space. Red, white, and blue streamers and balloons can do a lot, but your homemade craft projects may also come in handy.

Transform Your Yard Into a Waterpark

Going to a real waterpark may be out of the question, but that doesn’t mean your own backyard can’t become the waterpark your kids have always dreamed of. Plus, you can use things you already have on hand, like your sprinkler, a kiddie pool, and/or a slip and slide. You can also get creative and put together your own fun attractions, like this DIY Kiddie Car Wash from Mom Endeavors.

Make Red, White, and Blue Treats

There are lots of festive foods perfectly befitting the 4th of July, but red, white, and blue foods really look the part. And putting together colorful treats doesn’t need to be hard. Strawberries and blueberries are in season and look beautiful in a fruit salad or on a dessert. Don’t forget that it may get hot out! Making some red, white, and blue popsicles may be the perfect way to beat the heat.

What are you doing to celebrate the 4th of July safely this year? Share your plans in the comments section below!

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