July 4th is one of my favorite holidays, and it's not because of the fireworks. I like planning festive, themed menus and finding an excuse to throw a party. Yet, the meaning of the holiday and the memories of July 4th are what make this holiday stand out. From watching the fireworks over the Tampa Bay to enjoying watermelon with my son, July 4th is all about family and fun. Since we live in Florida, it's always a warm day and we try to spend it poolside or on the beach. Yet, this year, I hope to make some new family memories with a family get together at home.
Are you hosting or attending a family BBQ or picnic for the 4th? Try bringing along these fun (and free!) printables!
I created two July 4th printables to both decorate your party area and to encourage everyone to play a game. While you may think scavenger hunts are for children, I think this one can be for all ages. Host a scavenger hunt with prizes and encourage adults to partner with younger members of your family. Or, reward older guests with a specialty shot for completing the checklist. Either way, these printables are both family friendly and fun.
This sparkle and shine printable is 8.5 x 11 and can be framed for display. It's a PDF file that you can download here: Sparkle and Shine. Are you having a firework show at your home? Consider framing this and displaying it near your firework haul. One sparkler for me, please!
This 4th of July scavenger hunt printable is also 8.5 x 11. It's a PDF file that you can download here: Fourth of July Scavenger Hunt. Which items will have the most fun trying to find? I'm most interested in some holiday watermelon…and who is going to be wearing a funny patriotic hat this year?
I hope you use the holiday to spend time with friends and family. What are you doing on the 4th?