Independence Day. Pool parties. Beach time. BBQ. Fireworks.
If you’ve got teens, I’ve got a few ideas to get them involved with holiday fun.
Celebrating July 4th with Teens
- Invite friends over for a day of pool or beach fun. At this age they want to hang out with their friends. Be the host and you’ll still get to spend the holiday with them. And know what they’re up to. Get to know their friends. I want to be the place that my son’s friends all want to hang out at.
- Red, white and blue beach balls. Beach balls are in cheap way to add festive fun. Kids always find a way to create some kind of game with them. My son loves to play baseball with them – Wiffle ball bats work great in the pool area. I picked up a few from Party City but dollar stores, Amazon, and Oriental Trading Company are great sources.
- Silly patriotic sunglasses. Teens still like to have fun but in their own goofy ways. I picked up a bunch of patriotic themed sunglasses from the Target Dollar Spot bins.
- Sparklers. Sparklers are relatively harmless, cheap and fun once the sun goes down. They can write messages and see if their friends can read them. Also fun for photography…it’s all about the Instagram.
- Red, white and blue cold treats. It’s hot and teens eat a lot.
- Bomb pops
- red, white and blue Otter Pops
- Ice Cream Sandwiches dipped in red, white and blue sprinkles
- Snow Cones
For more food ideas, check out our Easy 4th of July Snacks post
- Selfie station. I found some fun cheap selfie props at the 99 cents Only store. You could also make your own or buy a few inexpensive props from dollar bins or thrift store (red and blue feather boas, silly hats, clip on bow tie)
- Sunglasses. Put out a basket of fun patriotic themed sunglasses. Guaranteed they’ll have fun with them. And take more selfies.
Do you have any ideas to add to this list keep teens involved in having 4th of July fun?