The Invitations

Printed birthday invitations are essential, and are the best way to increase your attendance at a birthday party. Your invitations can include 4th of July celebratory graphics, such as fireworks, confetti, and banners. If your child has a birthday in July, why not celebrate their birth along with the Fourth of July? There are many fun activities and games that you can enjoy so you can celebrate both events together. Best of all, you only have to gather family and relatives together for one big celebration.

Decoration Tutorials

Whether you hold your party indoors, or out in the backyard, your summer birthday party theme is going to need some fun decorations. You can place steamers, banners, and balls between two trees, or along a wall. Balloons in red, white, and blue will provide a festive touch.Your table can also be set up with the 4th of July family birthday party theme. You can have a festive tablecloth set up, and then a colorful centrepiece with helium balloons attached to the display, but leading the eyes skywards. You can also also scatter festive confetti over the table, and place noisemakers at each place setting.

Games/Activities

Fourth of July birthday party activities and games are also important, in order to keep children occupied. A pinata is a fun way to get the kids excited with what prizes and candy it may contain.


For older children or adults, you can have a trivia contest, and see how well people know their American history. Other good outdoor games can be lawn darts or lawn bowling.


If you’re searching for the perfect summer birthday theme for a child who was born in July, a Fourth of July birthday party may be your best option for combining the two celebrations into one.

The Food

If you’re hosting your American flag birthday party outdoors, it makes sense to hold a BBQ. Hamburgers and hot dogs are great choices for menu items. Different types of salads can also be added, such as coleslaw, potato salad, bean salad, and green salad.


If there are a lot of children and you want to keep the mess to a minimum, you can have individually decorated birthday cupcakes. If the child is turning 4, you can place a numbered “4” on their cake or treat, making it extra special.

Party Favors

Fourth of July party favors can be found online, or you can try a DIY and make your own! You can also buy Chocolate bars and put a Fourth of July wrapper on and hand them out to your guests as they are getting ready to go home.

Sending Out Thank Yous

Thank you cards can be sent any time after the birthday party. I always recommend sending out photo thank you cards as it is a great keepsake for your guests of your little ones special first birthday!