4th of July Party {Bike Parade Decorating}

The 4th of July is quickly approaching, a Bike and Scooter Decorating Party is a definite MUST and getting the details together is totally SIMPLE!

Set up a ‘Decorate Your Bike’ station for your kids and neighbor kids! They will have a blast decorating their bikes together for the 4th of July parade!  Include red, white, and blue decorations, noise makers, tons of crepe paper, pom poms, bells, and lots of tape!

Set up spot on location with a great backdrop and lots of props for a fun, spontaneous, 4th of July photoshoot!

Slice watermelon in triangles and place a Popsicle stick in the stem with a cupcake liner below!  Super cute and practical!

Make festive Cheesecake Tarts for your guests.  No baking and made with just five simple ingredients.

Cut wide triangles out of any red, white and blue paper.  Fold the triangle in half lengthwise, over the spokes until they meet perfectly.  Attach the paper to the spokes with paperclips, tape, or staples….when the bike is in motion, it’s a wild blur of color.

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Use Cupcake Liners to Decorate Your Child’s Bicycle Basket with Pretty 4th of July Flowers.

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Use 4th of July Paper Plates, Flags and Streamers to Decorate your child’s bike handlebars.

Weave streamers or garland in and out of the spokes for a simple, but colorful patriotic bike decor.

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The classic sound of clicking playing cards in the spokes will announce your arrival to the parade and help increase the excitement for all the spectators.
Make a Mohawk Helmet using pixies, small bells and pom poms, adhered with duct tape inside your child’s bike helmet!


Star Spangled Wavers is a fun craft for kids and a great accessory for a Fourth of July parade.  Glue a dowel between the front and back of felt cut stars and embellish with red, white and blue ribbon!

Cut a hole in the bottom of an empty, open vegetable tin with the label removed using a hammer and nail.  Attach one end of metallic streamers to a piece of duct tape and wrap tightly so the streamers stay together.  Add a string to the top of the duct tape and pull it through the tin can.  Tie a triple knot so the rope with streamers attached stays put.  Attach the rope to string and the string to your child’s parade bicycle!  Let your child decorate the tin with 4th of July stickers!  Your child will love showing of his or her firecrackers throughout the 4th of July parade!

And my sweet B’s favorite part…picking up all the candy during and following the parade!!!


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  1. Petra says:

    What amazing decorations! You guys really know how to celebrate 4th July! Down under we are very casual (lazy) and not nearly as creative. Your kiddies must really look forward to the day.

  2. Carrie from Carrie This Home says:

    I love all these ideas–especially setting up the photo booth. In my childhood we lived in a neighborhood that did a parade for all families every fourth of July and I have so many fond memories from them. I’m stopping by from Tatertots and Jello (my posts are #36 How To Repurpose a Frame and #70 Super Creamy Pancakes) Have a great weekend!

  3. The Style Sisters says:

    So so cute! I love all your ideas! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday linky party and share this post with us. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/06/centerpiece-wednesday-and-wrap-up.html

  4. Tanyia says:

    wow these ideas are great! I really love your photoshoot idea! Somehow I never get good pics on July 4th and as a scrapbooker that is a total bummer! Maybe I can plan something out this year, ty for the inspiration!

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  5. Mindie says:

    So cool! Featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time!

  6. TimeForLemonade says:

    Love the photo station idea. How cool!

  7. Jenni Swenson says:

    What a darling idea. I love old fashioned fun like this! Cute, simple ideas!

  8. Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust says:

    What a darling celebration! We always have a 4th of July block party in our circle & the photo booth would be a fun addition! I’m going to consider it.

    Warmly, Michelle

  9. Our Pinteresting Family says:

    Those are amazing ideas! I wish I lived in your neighborhood. 🙂

  10. Crafty Mischief says:

    Oh my goodness, you are such a fun mom! This is so fun, my kids would love it! In our neighborhood we have a “lawnmower parade” on the 24th of July. Yeah, we’re classy like that! 🙂 I’ve never thought of having the kids decorate their bikes before. We’ll have to try it!

    • Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com says:

      A lawnmower parade…that’s AWESOME! That is totally FUN! XO, Aimee