How to host an Insta-worthy Fourth of July party

Happy Independence DayThe Fourth of July means all things summertime packed into one totally picture-perfect day. (Outdoor games? Pool parties? Delish treats? Check!) And who doesn't love an excuse to post photos with sparklers and dress in themed fits?

No extravagant BBQ celebration happening this year? No problem! Ideas for planning your IG-worthy Fourth of July party, coming right up...

Pick your theme and decor

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Coastal granddaughter chic? Cottagecore Americana? All-out American-accessorized? Picking the perfect theme for your party can elevate all your decor and make for the ideal celebration. You can opt to even make cutesy invites to send to all your besties using Canva. (Or handmake your own! Adorable *and* DIY-approved.)

Decide on a fit


Fourth-approved fits? Yes, pls! Remember the themed Old Navy shirts from your childhood? Yup. Bring 'em out. 

We're obsessed with the TikTok-approved American flag sweater paired with gingham shorts for an outfit that vibes with summer 2024 fashion.

Bring out the DIYs

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What's the perfect party without a DIY craft for you and your besties? These handmade shirts are customizable and trendy, only requiring scraps of old fabric (available at any local craft store), a plain tee and your Fourth-themed design! (We totally love the "1776" idea.)

Pro tip: Adding on bows, rhinestones or other accessories can elevate your tee

Prepare a sweet treat


We love *any* excuse for a sweet treat—and the Fourth just means IG-worthy themed desserts! Whether you plan to bake a cake from scratch or go for store-bought cookies, any treat keeps the party (and the sweet tooth) happy.

(We're obsessed with the flag fruit cake above—delicious and seasonal!)

Plan for IG pics

It's finally time to show off all your hard work! Preparing a backdrop for all of your photos is the perfect ending to your Fourth party. Combined with the delicious treats, themed fits and American-spirited decor (sparklers and colorful backdrops, pls!), your IG feed is sure to "sparkle!"

Happy Fourth, bb!

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by Sophie LaBella | 7/4/2024