The 4th of July, or Independence Day, is one of the biggest celebrations in the USA. The day commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, which legally separated the United States from Great Britain. This meant the country was no longer ruled by the British monarchy and the seed of America’s proud democratic tradition was planted.
Whether you’re a patriotic American far from home or an Aussie who loves the chance to celebrate the land of the free and the home of the brave, it’s a great occasion to create your own festivities by grabbing a hotdog, getting dressed up in an Independence Day costume and decking the place out in red, white and blue. Although it’s a great time for parades and late-night fireworks in the sunny northern hemisphere, we recommend keeping it cosy if you’re celebrating down under — a great excuse for baking an apple pie. Here are our top 4th of July party ideas – let us know how you’ll be celebrating in the comments below.
Fourth of July Movie Fest
America has given us some of our all-time favourite movies and tv shows, so why not honour the day by revisiting your favourite made-in-the-USA classic like Captain America: The First Avenger, one (or all) of the Rocky movies, Mr Smith Goes to Washington or of course Independence Day starring Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum. You can check out a list of Independence Day recommendations from The Hollywood Reporter here.
Fourth of July Costumes
To really get into the star-spangled spirit, dress up as an American icon and celebrate in style. From Uncle Sam to Lady Liberty, go all-out in a head to toe costume or keep it simple with fun accessories.
Fourth of July Accessories
Fourth of July Food
What we love most about American culture is their awesome movies and tv shows, but food comes in a close second. Check out these classic American recipes to keep you warm while celebrating and follow us on Pinterest for more mouthwatering American cuisine.
Fourth of July Party Supplies
Serve it up with a side of freedom with our range of US themed tableware and decorations.