Playdate of the month: Fire up the 4th of July!

Written by: Anne Book

Welcome to NPNʼs first Playdate of the month!  Here are a few easy and fun ways to fire up your 4th of July!


Hosting playdates are not only a great way to keep your child entertained and to see their friends. They are excellent opportunities to instill basic concepts in your child giving them the opportunity to learn how to plan, purchase for, set up and host something fun! We thought creating a playdate of the month would be a great way to inspire fun, seasonal and themed activities that you can share with your child, their friends and even their parents.

Fourth of July is such a fun American and Summer tradition. This month we are inspired by the ideas of the old fashioned fourth of July Parade. Why not plan one for the weekend of the 4th, or have friends over prior to do a little decorating prep.

Here are some of our favorite ideas!


Spark up your Spinners:

Invite Friends (and neighbors) over for a bike, scooter, wagon decorating party. Serve refreshments and snack, chat and decorate outside.

Get a bucket filled with cute decorating supplies such as: Colored, Striped, and Dotted Red White and Blue Ribbons Little American Flags, Bunting and Penants Construction Paper Cardboard for signs and “license plates” Labels and Stickers Supplies: Scissors,Glitter, Glue, Rulers, Markers

Make your own Pretzel Sparklers:

Pretzel Rods Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips Patriotic Sprinkles!

Melt the chips in a bowl over a simmering pan of water. Stir until melted. Brush ends of Pretzel Rods with Chocolate with Pastry Brush Roll, Dip and Decorate!

Hope this inspires you to plan a little 4th of July party with your child and have some fun with a few friends! Have a Happy and Safe 4th and we will see you next month with another playdate idea packed with Summer Fun!

Credits: Pretzel images and recipes via  Trike image via


For more creative ideas for you and your family - check out  Plan for more fun with your friends - read more Perfect Playdates.

Posted on June 26, 2011 at 9:06 PM