Happy almost Independence Day! This weekend is all about patriotism, flying Old Glory high and proud, and remembering those who make it possible for us to celebrate our freedom. This Fourth of July, amp up your patriotic-themed fun with these party ideas that are sure to have all your family and friends shouting “‘Merica!” fourth-of-july-italian-center-banquets

Patriotic Punch

Get a punch bowl or large drink dispenser, and mix together cranberry juice, blue sports drink, and clear lemon-lime soda for a refreshing beverage that perfectly emulates America.

American Flag Food

Everything tastes better when it’s decorated to match the party theme. Use colored icing to create patriotic cupcakes and red, white, and blue melted chocolate to decorate marshmallows, pretzels, and Rice Krispie treats for guests to snack on. You can even design a pie to look like the American flag.

Stars and Stripes Streamer Canopy

If you’re big of decorations, roll out the streamers — literally. Create a canopy above the area guests will be hanging out in using red, white, and blue streamers in a pattern that looks like the American Flag.

Old Glory Photo Station

If you didn’t get a picture at the party, were you even there? Hang up a giant American flag and have red, white, and blue boas, glasses, hats, and other cute accessories for guests to take photos with. You can even go vintage and use a Polaroid camera to take photos to hang up throughout the party as decoration.

If you need a place to wave Old Glory and celebrate American independence, head over to the picnic grounds at Italian Center Banquets. We have an in-ground pool, multiple sports fields, and plenty of space to enjoy a day outside with the family. For more information, call us at 203-322-6950.