10 Games To Play At Your 4th Of July Party

Happy 4th! This Independence Day, invite your friends over for a picnic filled with patriotic games. Here are a few new ways to enjoy this beautifully patriotic, summertime holiday:

Red, White, and Blue Tag

Give each tag-player a token of each color (one red, one white, one blue). Challenge players to be the first to gather one red, one white, and one blue token by tagging other players.  This game is perfect outdoor fun for the whole family.

Independence Attire Contest

Ask guests to come to your Fourth of July celebration dressed in their favorite patriotic attire for a costume contest. Give top prizes for patriotism and creativity.

'Merican Scavenger Hunt

Set up and plan your very own Americana-packed scavenger hunt. Give guests clues to search for mini versions of a Liberty Bell, Declaration of Independence, soldiers, flags, and more!

Patriotic Pop

Put a “You win!” note inside deflated red, white, and blue balloons, then blow them up and and place them around the party area. Have party guests pop the balloons to find out if they win a prize.

Fourth of July Jar

Fill a large fishbowl or jar with red, white, and blue candies and challenge guests to guess how many candies are in the bowl. The winner (closest to number without going over) gets to take home the whole container of goodies.


Have everyone sit in a circle. The first person names something red, the next recites the "something red" and adds something white, the next recites the "something red," "something white," and adds something blue. Each time someone can't recite everything in order properly, or can’t think of something new to add to the list, they’re out!

Capture the American Flag

One team must capture the other team’s flag and bring it back to their territory to win. If a player is tagged by an opposing team member, you have to go to jail (a patch of the field you’re playing on). Players can only get out of jail if their own team-member tags them. Make it patriotic by making one flag blue and the other red!

Sponge Fireworks

Gather strips of red, white, and blue sponge and tie them in the middle with a piece of string. These can act as reusable water balloons for any of water game or relay race, and they look like fireworks!

Pin the hat on Uncle Sam

IT's like Pin the Tail on the Donkey, but more patriotic! While blindfolded, each person must try to pin the hat on Uncle Sam.

Bike decorating competition

Perfect for block party fun, have teams decorate their bikes with an Independence Day theme: think streamers, flags, bike spoke beads, and more. Winners get year-round bragging rights!

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