The 4th of July is the holiday to celebrate! That’s why we’re giving you these five game ideas to try during this year’s celebration. These games can be played by everyone in the family at any time during your party, so you can set them up the day before and start playing when you feel like it!
"The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor, and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly." - John F. Kennedy
This simple game is great to keep guests entertained, you simply need to fill some red, white, and blue balloons and put a “you win” tag in a couple of them. Then decorate around the place with these balloons and ask guests to pop them during the party. Whoever pops the balloon with the tag will get a prize - you can be creative with the prize!
Uncle Sam Hat Competition
This Uncle Sam hat competition is a great way to add fun to your 4th of July party! Have your friends and family create their own hats and have a good-hearted competition.
These are the supplies:
- Safety scissors
- Star cutouts
- Construction paper
- Cotton balls
Then you need to:
- Set up a card table with all the supplies
- Gather everyone to create their hats (maybe even set up teams)
- Have a Uncle Sam hat parade
- Let the party guests decide on the winner
Water Balloon War
You already know how a water balloon war works, right? And these are perfect for the hot July weather! The only different thing you’ll do here is that you’ll have red, white, and blue balloons to make it a bit more patriotic!
Tip: Of course it’ll depend on the number of people there are at the party, but you can even divide everyone into three groups: the red team, the white team, and the blue team. Whichever team has more people standing by the end is the winner!
Colorful Shout Out
So, this is how this game works:
- Everyone sits in a circle
- One person names something red
- The next person names something white
- Then the next one names something blue
- And back to red
This goes on until someone answers something that has already been called or if someone takes more than 5 seconds to think of an answer. Then that person is out of the game and the circle goes until there’s only one left!
I’d give this game a bit of a twist and say keep playing until there are three people left - that way the game won’t take so long and more people will be happy to get some fun prizes (i.e. those delicious cupcakes).
Not exactly a game idea, but several games all-in-one! This will be a bit more work for you (or whoever is organizing the 4th of July party), but it’ll be really worth it. Set up a carnival backyard, with:
- Balloon darts
- Ring toss
- Tin can toss
- Pin the hat on Uncle Sam
Bonus: This last cool twist to the pin the tail on the donkey can also be a pin the stars on the flag!
All of these ideas are super fun and will bring the best time around for everyone at the 4th of July party! Follow us on Facebook for more ideas and tips!
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