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5 Patriotic Party Essentials

Throw your best Fourth of July soiree yet with these festive finds.

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Star Spangled Headband

$7, swoozies.com

Kids will love showing off their spirit by wearing this Patriotic Pride Headband. Each star lights up and has three different flash functions to choose from. Plus, the batteries can be replaced so your little firecrackers can rewear the accessory year after year.

Corn Hole Set

Sunnylife corn hole game
$22, sunnylife.com

Need some game ideas? This red, white, and blue Corn Hole Set will make backyard entertaining a breeze. The travel sized game can be easily toted along to a friend’s house or on a camping trip if you’re hosting a remote get together. $22, sunnylife.com

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Festive Baked Goods

Cupcake
$41 per dozen, $3.50 per cupcake, happybakeshopcolorado.com

No party is complete without a decked out dessert table. These cheerful chocolate and vanilla cupcakes from Denver’s Happy Bakeshop double up as decor and delicious snacks. Be sure to order two days before the holiday, as they are closed on Sunday.

Firecracker Straws

$8, etsy.com

Add a special touch to party cups with these Tickled Glitzy Firecracker Straws. Place a handful of them in a big mason jar for guests to grab, or set up a table with one in each cup. $8, etsy.com

Yankee Doodle Cakesicle Kit

$43, fancysprinkles.com

Set up a make-your-own dessert station and have guests decorate treats with this Yankee Doodle Cakesicle Kit. The kit comes with a round cakesicle mold, sticks, candy melts, and all-American sprinkles—just prep your own cake batter and party goers will be ready to decorate.

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