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Kid Friendly July 4 Party Ideas

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Fun 4th of July Party Decorations K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid) Don’t make more cleanup than you need to, use disposable tablecloths (in flag print or solid red, white and blue) for easy cleanup. The local dollar stores are loaded with these right now. Buy a small helium tank and fill up balloons to tie around your yard or house, or skip the balloons and do streamers instead. Balloons may be cheaper but I have seen the same dollar store with streamers also. Younger kids can help the older kids decide on the decorating scheme, then help them hang streamers around the patio and yard. You can buy small, inexpensive American flags to stick in the ground all around your yard. Don’t forget the American flags, that’s what this is all about anyway.
Easy 4th of July Party Food Kids friendly food includes hot dogs (use our hot dog machine)and hamburgers are a classic 4th of July tradition, but don't let that steer you away from putting your own twist on tradition! Serve yours with a condim…

Birthday Planning 101

Party Basics at a Glance
AGES 1 TO 2 Time of Day: After Nap Time Duration: 1 Hour Number of Guests: Varies
AGES 3 TO 4 Time of Day: Lunchtime or Late Afternoon Duration: 1 to 1 1/2 hours Number of Guests: 4 to 5 Children
AGES 5 TO 6 Time of Day: Early to Mid-Afternoon Duration: 1 1/2 to 2 Hours Number of Guests: 6 to 7 Hours
AGES 7 TO 8 Time of Day: Early to Mid-Afternoon Duration: 2 to 2 1/2 Hours Number of Guests: 8 to 9 Children
AGES 9 TO 10 Time of Day: Mid- to Late Afternoon Duration: 2 1/2 to 3 Hours Number of Guests: 10 to 11 Children
What to Serve
Baking and decorating your child's birthday cake (or cupcakes) is worth the effort. Spend time on that, and choose other foods that are easy to serve, eat, and clean up. That said, even simple food can seem special. Here are some ideas: 1. Cut sandwiches into cute shapes using cookie cutters (cut crusts off first); or use a knife to cut them up into pieces like a puzzle. 2. Serve snacks in creative containers. Somehow, hot dogs are more appealing served…