Summer is heating up, and it’s time to think of 4th of July party ideas! Are you having friends and family over for a day of games and a night full of fireworks? Check out some of these ideas to keep the fun going.

Put out a variety of yard games

Croquet, ring toss, cornhole, polish horseshoes, and frisbees. Having a great selection of yard games in sight will encourage your guests to spread out throughout your backyard instead of everyone crowding on the deck or in the kitchen.

Set up a slip and slide. 

Have your guests bring their swimsuits and a towel, and help the kids beat the heat and burn off some energy with a slip and slide or sprinkler set up in your backyard.

Consider making your party a potluck. 

When it comes to food, summer potlucks are a great option for large parties. Not to mention it helps out with the clean up afterwards when people take home their dishes! Feeding a lot of people and don’t want to be chained to your grill? Everyone bringing something to share leaves less stress on the hosts!

Don’t forget to always be safe during the holidays! Have a happy Fourth of July!