Rookie Mom’s Guide to 4th of July Weekend: Recipes, Outfits, Crafts & Décor!

July 4th is just around the corner and what better way to prepare for your vacation than giving you one of our rookie mom guides! Whether you are planning to watch fireworks, fire up the barbecue or enjoy pool time, we have the suggestions to enrich your Independence Day!

Dress yourself and your home in patriotic décor in red, white and blue AND have fun with your kids doing handicrafts and recipes on July 4th. We hope you find some inspiration to make your 4th of July festive and fun for the whole family!


Rookie Mom's Guide for July 4th Weekend: Burlap Wreath

Celebrate Americana Together Burlap Wreath

Show off your festive style for everyone who walks on your doorstep with this adorable burlap wreath from Kohls. Adding a wreath to your door can either be the finishing touches to your July 4th decoration or even the only decoration you have for the holiday.

Rookie Mom's Guide to July 4th Weekend: A picture with inside, colorful, decorated, arranged

4th of July Patriotic Star Decoration Set – 16 pieces

Are you hosting a July 4th BBQ for your family? Check out this 16 piece patriotic decoration set from Walmart and add that “little extra” in red, white and blue your party needs!

Rookie Mom's Guide to July 4th Weekend: A Picture with Fire, Nature, Stove, Fireplace with July 4th Bunting

Red, white and blue flag banner

Red, white and blue bunting banners are always a great addition to a July 4th party. Not only will this Kirkland’s flag banner look great on your mantelpiece, it won’t break the bank when price is a concern.

Rookie Mom's Guide to July 4th Weekend: July 4th Candles

Glittering patriotic fireworks centerpiece

Party City is the perfect place to have all of your Christmas decorating needs, and they won’t be messing around with their July 4th items this year. Add some sparkle to your July 4th with this glitter centerpiece to add to your table!


Star dress for toddlers

This adorable patriotic dress from Carter’s by Target is perfect for your little one’s July 4th. For the HOT July days, this dress is ideal for barbecues and fireworks in the garden!

Rookie Mom's Guide to July 4th Weekend: Stars shirt, red shorts

Toddler Americana star print shirt and red pull-on shorts

Bring the barbecues and fireworks on with this perfect July 4th toddler outfit. Combine this red, white and blue outfit with other patriotic outfits to wear with your whole family!

Rookie Mom's Guide to the July 4th Weekend: Patriotic Hair Ties

Patriotic Hair ties

Give your hair a patriotic flair with these hair ties from Target! These are also great as a simple accent for your outfit for any planned July 4th activities.

Rookie Mom's Guide to July 4th Weekend: July 4th Shirt

4th of July Jersey T-Shirt

Celebrate America’s Independence Day with this super cute July 4th t-shirt from Carters. This comfortable shirt is ideal for gardening activities, potlucks and / or BBQs for the 4th!


Brownie Flag Recipe from The Spicy Southern Kitchen

This delicious recipe from the Spicy Southern Kitchen looks so delicious and is the PERFECT dessert for a July 4th BBQ! Topped with frosting and fresh fruit, this sweet treat is a must watch to watch the fireworks display. Check out the recipe here.

Firecrackers float by I Heart Arts n Crafts

What would a Christmas party be without a delicious themed drink to go with all the delicious food? This Firecracker Float from I Heart Arts N Crafts adds that extra festive fun you might be looking for at your party! Made from strawberry pop, pop rock and ice cream, this sweet drink will be a guest favorite! Check out the entire recipe here.

Taco salad flag of Fresh family meals

Everyone loves a good taco salad, right? Add patriotic fun to your party menu with this delicious taco salad from Fresh Family Meals. Not only is this recipe super easy, it’s super quick too! Check out the entire recipe here.

Red,White & blue devil eggs from singing through the rain

This creative and fun recipe will impress your guest’s eyes and stomach! Made with just 6 ingredients, this recipe is a crowd-pleaser … I mean, who doesn’t love a good, devilish egg ?! Check out the full recipe here.


American flag handprint for kids from The Soccer Mom Blog

Would you like to do some holiday craft with your children? Check out this fun craft / activity that can turn into a patriotic keepsake for the vacation, from The Soccer Mom Blog! Would you like to learn how to do it? Check it out here.

The easiest DIY 4th of July clothespin wreath from The Krazy Coupon Lady

Don’t want to buy a decor? Do not worry! Why don’t you make your own patriotic wreath for your door !? This easy DIY craft from The Krazy Coupon Lady is the perfect addition to your front door. Find out how to do it here.

July 4th Thumbprint Craft by A Dab of Glue will do it

Crafting is always a great activity at a July 4th party for kids while they wait for the fireworks. These sensory craft are great for toddlers and / or kindergarten kids to get their hands a little dirty and have fun! Check out the craft here.

Rookie Mom’s Guide to 4the July Weekend: Recipes, Outfits, Crafts & Decor!

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