Fourth of July Decorating Contest Ideas

Get everyone into the excitement of celebrating the 4th of July. Use these ideas for decorating contests in your neighborhood, at church, with family and friends, and where you work. Get red, white and blue ribbons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizewinners.

Best Face Paint Contest

Kids love to face paint. This contest can be done at school, church, community centers and wherever you can gather a big group of kids. Set rules for colors to be used like red, white, blue, gold and silver. Let the kids use their imaginations to come up with face designs such as stars and stripes and flags.

Best Door for the 4th

Here's one for the neighborhood. Have a contest to see who comes up with the best door decoration to celebrate our country's independence. Keep the contest open to flags, banners and colors. Then have neighbors cast their ballots for the best door for July 4th!

Best Flowers in the Neighborhood

Expand your neighborhood contest for best floral decoration. See who comes up with the best use of summer flowers that celebrate the red, white and blue colors of our flag.

Best Uncle Sam Costume

Try this one at the office. Announce a contest for the Best Uncle Sam costume. You can even develop categories for best wig, best beard, best hat and best pants. Make sure it's open to both men and women. Watch how zany and crazy your co-workers will get.

Cupcake Contest

Have a contest to see who comes up with the best decorated cupcake in honor of the 4th of July. This contest can be held anywhere: at work, school or within the neighborhood community.

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