I love a good parade! And my favorite holiday is the 4th of July! So what a better mix! Add in the pieces of a hometown feel of homemade decorated bikes and families and flags in every yard on the block and patriotic music and watermelon and well you don’t even need fireworks. That my friends, is the making of the Cutest. Neighborhood. Parade! Like most ideas- they are not original. My dear friend Tammy in AZ introduced me to this idea and invited us to her neighborhood parade every year and well, when we moved and we had a park out front, I saw the perfect parade route and was ready to create my own parade!
If you want to add a Neighborhood Parade into your 4th of July festivities I highly recommend and have a few tips to share!
Start by inviting your neighbors and friends:
In the Morning on the 4th, take flags and place one in each house along the parade route and have kids come with their bikes decorated (be sure to have a prize for the winners!)
Line up at the starting point to parade around the block, have a truck or car if you want some patriotic music:
Kids ride their bikes and parents walk along the parade route. Make your parade route as short or as long as you desire or your parade participants can ride:
After the parade- play some old time games. You know like- relays with water and sponges, sack races, water balloons and kick ball:
Add in a fun Photo Booth…
Have some good old Patriotic Fun!! It’s So Delightful I tell you!!!