10 July 4th Office Party Ideas to Make Your Celebrations Amazing
It’s almost Independence Day and if you’re looking for awesome July 4th office party ideas, we’ve got you covered.
- 7 Amazing In-Person July 4th Office Party Ideas
- Don’t Skip on the Décor
- Create a USA-Themed Playlist
- Encourage Themed Attire
- Mix Up Some Independence Day Cocktails
- Do Some Team Building Activities
- Play July 4th Games with Your Team
- Do a July 4th Office Party Potluck
- 3 Virtual July 4th Office Party Ideas for Remote Teams
Independence Day is right around the corner so, if you’re looking for July 4th office party ideas, you’ve come to the right place!
This holiday embodies all the things that make America and its people so amazing. So, whether your team works together in-person or remotely, it’s definitely a day worth celebrating.
That’s why we’ve put together a list of 10 ideas to help make your July 4th office party a fun and unforgettable experience for all.
7 Amazing In-Person July 4th Office Party Ideas
If you’re planning on hosting a July 4th party in your office with your team, here are some things you can do to take your celebrations to the next level.
Don’t Skip on the Décor
One thing’s for sure: there’s no shortage of festive décor available for Independence Day. And most of it can be found relatively inexpensively.
You can consider picking up things like:
- Mini flags for pencil holders
- Red, white, and blue balloons
- Colorful streamers
- U.S.A.-inspired tablecloths
- Confetti poppers
- Photo backdrops
This list is by no means comprehensive, so go explore your options and don’t hold back!
Create a USA-Themed Playlist
What’s a great July 4th office party without an incredible Independence Day playlist? Fire up your favorite music playing app and tee up all of your favorite classic American tunes.
You might want to include:
- Party in the U.S.A. – Miley Cyrus
- Born in the U.S.A. – Bruce Springsteen
- America the Beautiful – Ray Charles
- Red Solo Cup – Tony Keith
- American Girl – Tom Petty
- American Boy – Estelle
- Living in America – James Brown
- Freedom – Kenny Chesney
- American Idiot – Green Day
- America – Simon and Garfunkel
- American Life – Madonna
- American – Lana Del Rey
- American Woman – Lenny Kravitz
- Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue – Toby Keith
And those are just a few options to get the party started!
Encourage Themed Attire
There’s nothing we love more than a good theme party, and what better way to celebrate July 4th? Encourage your team to break out their most festive Independence Day attire.
You can even consider hosting a “best dressed contest” and giving away a prize.
And if you want to level up the memories you keep from your event, consider printing out some fun photo props for your party. Not sure where to start? This list of prop ideas might help.
Mix Up Some Independence Day Cocktails
Thinking about mixing some tasty cocktails into your July 4th office party? Then you might want to try out a few of these delicious American-themed cocktails:
- Red, White and Blue Wine Spritzer: White wine spritzers are a classic summer beverage for a reason. Add some blue and red and you’ve got yourself a killer cocktail for America’s birthday. All you’ll need it a bottle of dry white wine, club soda or tonic water, some ice, a few sprigs of fresh mint to garnish, and a half cup each of fresh strawberries and blueberries. If you want to make it even tastier, purchase some simple syrup or make your own by combining one part sugar with one part water and then boiling it until it’s dissolved.
- Red, White and Blue Jell-O Shots: If you really want to kick your party up a notch, whip up some Jell-O shots that match the American flag. We prefer blueberry vodka, but you can use any spirit you’d like.
- Fourth of July Slushie: A perfect way to cool off, these slushies are super easy to make and super fun to drink, which is every party-thrower’s dream. Here’s how to do it: mix 2 ounces of vodka, 2 ounces of Hpnotiq, 4 ounces of cranberry juice, and 2 cups of fresh ice, and blend it all together.
- Purple Independence: Why purple, you ask? Because that’s the color you get when you mix red, white, and blue! To make these, mix up 1.5 ounces of raspberry vodka, 0.5 ounces of blueberry schnapps, 0.5 ounces of cranberry juice, and 0.5 ounces of sweet and sour mix. Shake it and strain it into a glass full of ice.
If you’re looking for even more ideas, check out this list of 20 cocktail ideas for Independence Day from Brit + Co.
Remember: always drink responsibly and ensure that your team has a safe ride home!
Do Some Team Building Activities
For organizations of all sizes, it’s always great being able to sneak a few positive business outcomes in the midst of all the fun. And that’s where team building activities come into play, bringing a perfect blend of fun and function.
For your July 4th office party, you might like:
- Wild Goose Chase: It’s summertime and the weather’s beautiful, so it’s a great time to get out and explore your city! With this scavenger hunt activity, your group will break into teams, race around the city, and earn points for completing challenges. It’s a great way to get some blood pumping!
- Random Acts of Kindness: Doing good for others and caring for one another is the American way. And with this team building scavenger hunt, that’s exactly what you’ll do! In teams, you and your colleagues will race around town completing challenges that are all about giving back and dishing out smiles.
- Military Support Mission: We celebrate our troops every day, but this is more important than ever on Independence Day. This activity is all about supporting military personnel serving abroad by completing challenges in order to earn items that you’ll use to build military care packages.
- End-Hunger Games: If you and your team like to give back to those in need, then this is the team building activity for you. In teams, you’ll compete in a series of challenges. For each one you complete correctly, you’ll earn non-perishable food items. Your goal is to create the biggest free-standing structure possible using these items—then you’ll donate them all to a charity of your choice.
Play July 4th Games with Your Team
Adding some fun and simple games to your July 4th office party is never a bad call.
Here are a few of our favorites:
- 4th of July Bingo: Get your teammates together for a classic game of Bingo—with a July 4th twist. Customize your cards to include American-themed items, like flags, footballs, dogs, and more. You can also find free printable July 4th bingo cards online.
- Stars and Stripes Cornhole: Cornhole is a classic party game because it’s a hit, every time! This game, which involves throwing beanbags at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. For every beanbag a team sinks into the hole, they get a point. Stars and stripes cornhole sets are inexpensive and easy to find.
- Red, White, and Blue Jellybean Count: For this simple and classic game, fill a jar with red, white, and blue jellybeans. Make sure to keep a tally on how many are in there! Then, have your team members guess the number and write their guesses on a sheet. Whoever’s closest at the end of your party wins!
Some of these can be done as a group while others can be left your colleagues to play together as they’d like.
Do a July 4th Office Party Potluck
Looking for a delicious variety of food and snacks for your July 4th office party? Then turn your event into a potluck and ask your team to bring their favorite American foods.
The options are virtually endless!
3 Virtual July 4th Office Party Ideas for Remote Teams
Not all teams work together in the office, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be able to celebrate together! If you’re thinking of planning a virtual July 4th office party, here are a few ideas you can incorporate.
Virtual July 4th Trivia
Test your team’s U.S.A. knowledge with a round of virtual July 4th trivia. You can include questions like:
- What was the name of the newspaper that published the Declaration of Independence?
- Which American president was born on July 4th?
- How many Stars and Stripes does the first US flag have?
- Every July 4th, what food is most commonly consumed?
- What was The Statue of Liberty’s official name?
And if your teammates are a bunch of trivia fanatics, you’ll also love these 12 incredible virtual trivia games for work.
If you and your team want to take a trip down memory lane of American pop culture and history, then this is the perfect activity for you.
With this activity, you and your colleagues will step into the Outback Time Machine and take a trip through time, from pre-pandemic 21st century through decades all the way to the 60’s.
This exciting, fast-paced virtual trivia game, packed with nostalgia and good vibes, is guaranteed to produce big laughs, friendly competition, and maybe even some chair-dancing.
Your virtual game show host will warm up guests with a couple of “table hopper rounds” (breakout room mixers) and split you out into teams. Within minutes, your home office will be transformed into a game show stage with your very own game show buzzers!
Virtual American Field Trip
Have you heard of “virtual field trips?” If not, no worries. They’re a new concept since the pandemic started.
Essentially, virtual field trips became a big deal in schools because they allowed teachers to provide interesting out-of-classroom experiences to students, even if they couldn’t actually go visit places in person.
And we figure they’ll work just as well for work!
We recommend taking virtual fields trips to some of America’s best museums and historical sites. And luckily, a ton of them offer virtual tours. This includes:
- The Smithsonian National Museum of American History
- George Washington’s Mount Vernon
- The Statue of Liberty
Who says working remotely means you can’t visit some of America’s greatest treasures together?
Every year, July 4th is one of the biggest and most anticipated celebrations of the year. So, if you want to send employee engagement through the roof, make sure you’ve got some incredible July 4th office party ideas in the works.
How do you plan to celebrate Independence Day this year? Let us know in the comments below!
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