Independence Day is fast approaching and we at Party Glitters in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island have come up with a few ides for your 4th of July bash. We have a great variety of party supplies to make your celebration truly unforgeable. In our stores you will find everything you need from 4th of July decorations to American flags and patriotic themed tableware. But let's start with the list to make your Independence Day celebration in 2017 a blast.

Tasty treats

What 4th of July celebration would be complete without treats? A cookie or donut eat-off is sure to leave a smile on your guests. First you string up these tasty treats on a stick or tree branch so that they are four or five feet from the ground. On the count of three everyone tries to eat their treat without using their hands and without letting the treat drop to the ground. To add even more difficulty, you can have your contestants blindfolded. You can always make some chocolate treats at home, head to our stores in New York for a great selection of cooking and baking party supplies. Bubble gum blowing contests are also fun. Use red, white and blue gum balls to see who can blow the most or the biggest bubbles in a certain period of time. Blow a bubble and then add a new piece of gum to your mouth. See who can chew and blow bubbles with the most pieces of gum.

Theme

Capture the Flag is a classic school yard game that can easily be transformed into capture the American flag and played in your front or backyard. The rules are the same, but the flag is an actual American flag. At our stores in New York City and Long Island, you will find a large selection of American themed party supplies. American themed relay races also incorporate Patriotic themed props such as flags, balloons, hula hoops, Frisbees, etc. Props and party favors are always fun ways to incorporate the 4th of July theme. Just be sure to remind guests of the proper respect to show American flags, even if they are miniature versions.

Fun for any age

One of the greatest challenges of putting together party games that everyone will enjoy is that people of different ages will want to do different things. Some suggestions for how you can please many different people include having sidewalk chalk for younger kids, races and competitions for older kids and participating adults, and word puzzles for the older, shy, or less active guests. You do not have to have everyone participate in every game that you think of. Some parents will be happier watching their kids have fun and some kids would rather just take in the sights and sounds of the day. Leave your options open and just make sure that everyone can do something fun if they want to. Our stores in Brooklyn and Queens are filled with different party supply options to make your Independence Day celebration truly great.

 Water games

July is the perfect time of year for water related play. You can incorporate the 4th of July theme by using red, white and blue balloons in a water balloon toss. The water balloon toss is relatively simple. All you do is split your group into two teams and place them in equal parallel lines facing each other. The person that you are directly across from is your partner. Give each person in one of the rows a water balloon. Starting just a few feet apart all the people on the one side of the line will throw their balloon to their partner on the other side. If the balloon is dropped, that team is eliminated. If the balloon is caught, then each member takes a step back and tosses the balloon again. The game goes on until only one team remains.

We hope you will find these ideas helpful when planning your Independence Day celebration. For all your party supplies and decorations visit our stores in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island.