Fireworks Tailgate Celebration {Real Parties}

Every Fourth of July, we love to watch the fireworks!  In the past, we have fought the crowds to find a parking spot, haul all our stuff to the park, find a place to squeeze in and sit in the crowd and then wait in hours of traffic as everyone tries to leave at the same time.  But last year, we decided to tailgate at our parking spot and it was wonderful!  We parked, opened the back of the SUV, spread all the food out, and enjoyed a spectacular show!  So this year, I have partnered up with Swoozie’s to show you how you can create your own fireworks tailgate!

Fun Fireworks Tailgate ~ perfect way to celebrate your 4th of July! | #fourthofjuly #fireworks #tailgate party ideas from #AmysPartyIdeas | #Swoozies

Fun Fireworks Tailgate ~ perfect way to celebrate your 4th of July! | #fourthofjuly #fireworks #tailgate party ideas from @AmysPartyIdeas | @Swoozies

Fun Fireworks Tailgate ~ perfect way to celebrate your 4th of July! | #fourthofjuly #fireworks #tailgate party ideas from #AmysPartyIdeas | #Swoozies

Fun Fireworks Tailgate ~ perfect way to celebrate your 4th of July! | #fourthofjuly #fireworks #tailgate party ideas from #AmysPartyIdeas | #Swoozies

Fun Fireworks Tailgate ~ perfect way to celebrate your 4th of July! | #fourthofjuly #fireworks #tailgate party ideas from #AmysPartyIdeas | #Swoozies

Fun Fireworks Tailgate ~ perfect way to celebrate your 4th of July! | #fourthofjuly #fireworks #tailgate party ideas from #AmysPartyIdeas | #Swoozies

Fun Fireworks Tailgate ~ perfect way to celebrate your 4th of July! | #fourthofjuly #fireworks #tailgate party ideas from #AmysPartyIdeas | #Swoozies

Fun Fireworks Tailgate ~ perfect way to celebrate your 4th of July!  | #fourthofjuly #fireworks #tailgate party ideas from #AmysPartyIdeas | #Swoozies

Fun Fireworks Tailgate ~ perfect way to celebrate your 4th of July! | #fourthofjuly #fireworks #tailgate party ideas from #AmysPartyIdeas | #Swoozies

Fun Fireworks Tailgate ~ perfect way to celebrate your 4th of July! | #fourthofjuly #fireworks #tailgate party ideas from #AmysPartyIdeas | #Swoozies

Fun Fireworks Tailgate ~ perfect way to celebrate your 4th of July! | #fourthofjuly #fireworks #tailgate party ideas from #AmysPartyIdeas | #Swoozies

Fun Fireworks Tailgate ~ perfect way to celebrate your 4th of July! | #fourthofjuly #fireworks #tailgate party ideas from #AmysPartyIdeas | #Swoozies

Fun Fireworks Tailgate ~ perfect way to celebrate your 4th of July! | #fourthofjuly #fireworks #tailgate party ideas from #AmysPartyIdeas | #Swoozies

Fun Fireworks Tailgate ~ perfect way to celebrate your 4th of July! | #fourthofjuly #fireworks #tailgate party ideas from #AmysPartyIdeas | #Swoozies

Fun Fireworks Tailgate ~ perfect way to celebrate your 4th of July! | #fourthofjuly #fireworks #tailgate party ideas from #AmysPartyIdeas | #Swoozies

Fun Fireworks Tailgate ~ perfect way to celebrate your 4th of July! | #fourthofjuly #fireworks #tailgate party ideas from #AmysPartyIdeas | #Swoozies

Fun Fireworks Tailgate ~ perfect way to celebrate your 4th of July! | #fourthofjuly #fireworks #tailgate party ideas from #AmysPartyIdeas | #Swoozies

Fun Fireworks Tailgate ~ perfect way to celebrate your 4th of July! | #fourthofjuly #fireworks #tailgate party ideas from @AmysPartyIdeas | @Swoozies

Fun Fireworks Tailgate ~ perfect way to celebrate your 4th of July! | #fourthofjuly #fireworks #tailgate party ideas from @AmysPartyIdeas | @Swoozies

When thinking about a tailgate, you want food that’s easy to transport & will be good hot or cold.  So we kept our menu simple with hot dogs served in colorful baking trays, chips served in French Fry boxes, fresh fruit served in themost charming baking cups, cupcake pushpops, mini cherry pies & cherry strudels. I added a little chocolate candy red star to the top of the cupcake pushpops for a sweet touch! We also had a great pasta salad served up in the cutest casserole container you have ever seen!  And I love IZZE drinks!  Their packaging is the perfect color for our patriotic party!

Fun favors for our guests were red striped paper favor bags filled with blue gumballs.  We added a personalized sparkler on each bag so everyone would know which one belonged to them!  So fun and easy to do!

One of my all time favorite details for this tailgate are the personalized hand held fans!  They are actually offered in a variety of patterns and would be perfect for any summer birthday party or event but I just fell in love with the stars & chevron stripe patterns.  They are very sturdy and well made and can be used year after year…well worth the investment.

Bring a couple of chairs along & small pillows to make it extra comfy.  Add some drink holders that just stake in the ground and you have a great place to relax, enjoy some good food, friends, & fireworks this holiday!

SOURCES:  STYLING & DESIGN:  AMY OF AMYS PARTY IDEAS  |  PATRIOTIC PARTY DECOR:  SWOOZIE’S  |  CASSEROLE CONTAINER:  SWOOZIE’S  |  SPARKLER FAVORS (LETTER SPARKLERS, STRIPE PAPER FAVOR BAGS):  SWOOZIE’S  |  BLUE & WHITE OTTOMAN:  TARGET  |  WHITE ADIRONDACK CHAIRS:  LOWES  |  STAKE DRINK HOLDERS:  SWOOZIE’S  |  BLUE STRIPED RUNNER:  SWOOZIE’S  PERSONALIZED FANS :  SWOOZIE’S

Comments

  1. Blanca says:

    This is such a wonderful way to celebrate. I usually don’t think about tailgating until football season comes around. Thank you for the inspiration!!!!

  2. Such great ideas, Amy! You’re right that casserole container is cute!

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