4th of July party games are a great add on to your Independence Day celebrations. This is a day when proud Americans celebrate the USA s adoption of the Declaration of Independence. These celebrations may take the form of parades, carnivals, barbeques, parties, picnics, as well as attending concerts, baseball games, and firework displays, just to name a few. On this day, people enjoy getting together and spending time with friends and family.
However, a little can go a long way and eventually, you need to entertain the troops. This is especially true if you are spending the entire day and/or evening together. This is why so many people include plans for some exciting 4th of July games.
To get those creative game juices flowing, if you are looking for some party game ideas, the following might prove to be helpful.
A great way to let both children and adults interact is to have them play some word games, word searches, and do crossword puzzles, all with a patriotic theme. Young and old alike will be able to enjoy these types of games.
Locate The Firecrackers
Prior to party time, make some snazzy looking firecrackers out of various colored card stock and decorate them using markers and glitter. Hide them prior to your guests arriving so no one knows about their locations. At game time, give each participant a red, white & blue bag to put all the firecrackers they find into their bag. Whoever finds the most in the allotted time shall be the winner.
Variation: This is a game that could easily be played in couples or teams. All you would need to do is total up the firecrackers collected for the respective teams and that team would be the winner.
Toss That Star
Fill empty plastic bottles with sand to give them weight. Decorate the outside of the bottles by taping on a festive sleeve made out of paper. For example, you could have one be red, white and blue stripes, another could be stars, etc.
Line up the bottles in various positions and a lot a point value to each one. Give each child 3 paper plates that have various sized stars cut out of the center. The object of the game is to try and toss a star over the neck of a bottle. When this is accomplished, whatever points are allocated to that bottle will be given. Whoever has the most points at the end of the game shall be the winner. Ties will occur and playoffs will need to be done. To make each round a little more challenging, you can move the bottles further away.
To burn off some of that excess energy, how about a good old fashioned game of basketball? All you need to do is be sure the teams are dressed in their patriotic best and that they use an ABA red, white and blue basketball.
When in doubt, go with the tried and true 4th of July party games. For example, croquet is something that everyone can play. Horse shoes, yard darts, bocce ball, or badminton are all great options from which to select.