The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and RVers everywhere are celebrating! Feel good times with friends and family, fireworks, and breezy temps are the beginning notes to a summer anthem.
While you were mapping out your travel plans and scheduling your campground sites, we’ve been planning everything else to give your trip a little something extra.
We’ve curated decorations, activities, and Independence Day themed treats especially for RVers. With space constraints in mind, these ideas will make your rig the talk of the campground!
RV Fourth of July Snacks
Tasty and on theme? Count us in. Here are some red, white, and blue snacks you can make in your rig that will have everyone coming back for seconds.
June gloom is out, and sunshine is starting to beam through the windows.
Cool off while you celebrate the holiday with these super-simple ice cream sandwiches that won’t take up more room in your rig than a sprinkle.
The recipe is simple. Roll store-bought ice cream sandwiches of your choosing in red, white and blue sprinkles then freeze.
Patriotic Trail Mix
Trail mix is such a perfect snack for campers. It keeps well, has a healthy blend of nuts and dried fruit, and is simple to make. Because of its versatility, you can modify the recipe to your liking.
Mix peanuts, cashews, almonds, craisins, red and blue M&Ms, and yogurt covered raisins in a bowl. Save this blend for a hike, or simply enjoy at your campsite.
We admit, for this recipe, you’ll want to pre-make the marshmallows at home before heading out in your home-on-wheels (unless the counter space in your rig rivals that of yours at home).
These s’mores are so ingenious we couldn’t take them off the list for the sake of counter space!
For a quick version, try coating marshmallows in red and blue sprinkles then placing them in a tin over the fire to melt. Gooey goodness, guaranteed.
Red, White, and Blue Rice Krispies
Everyone knows the golden rule of RV packing is to have at least two uses for everything, including dual-use ingredients.
So grab the extra marshmallows from your s’mores stash, and make some Rice Krispy treats that will snap, crackle, and pop like fireworks!
Make the treats as you normally would, but before adding the cereal, mix in red food dye! Do the same for another batch using blue dye, and you’ll have goodies that look just as good as they taste!
Independence Day Campground Activities
No celebration is complete without games to amplify the fun. Here are some creative ways you can add some pizzazz to your Independence Day trip.
Red, White, and Water Balloon Fight
This activity takes up virtually no space, and water balloons are the perfect way to cool off under the hot sun.
If you’re in a crowded campground, make some introductions to fellow campers and see if they want to join in the fun!
Get some red, white, and blue water balloons and fill them up to the brim! Every time someone gets hit with a balloon, they’re out! The last one standing wins.
If you need a more contained version to respect other campers, you can try tossing the balloons back and forth. For every successful catch, require the participants to take one step back until the balloon is dropped and popped.
Your kids might get soaked, but think of how much grey water space you’ll save from this outdoor rinse-off!
You may need a few extra supplies to tie-dye a tee, but it’s much easier cleanup outside than at home on your countertops. This tutorial gives a step-by-step guide to create a perfect swirl on your 4th of July gear.
Bonus! You and your family will have mementos from the vacation, not to mention matching shirts for the fireworks show!
No 4th of July celebration is complete without fireworks.
Use this list to find the 10 largest firework displays in the United States. If you’re traveling near one of these locations, catch an extravagant show with the whole family.
If you’re farther out from the city, grab some sparklers and make a display on your own!
Cut a hole in the bottom of a cup and poke the sparkler through to protect your hands from potential embers.
Red, White, and Blue RV Decorations
Don’t settle for the same decorations everyone at the campground will have! These unique decorations won’t take up much space in your rig, and you can dispose of them after the celebration.
4th of July Yard Stars
Buy a few cans of water-based spray paint and make the grass your new canvas! The water-based paint will keep the lawn intact and grow out naturally. Be sure to confirm your campground allows lawn decorations before spraying.
First, lay down your hand-made or store-bought star stencils. Secure the stencil with one hand and hold the paint about 10 inches above the grass. Make sure to cover your eyes and mouth!
Make the fun last, and spray a few rows of colored circles for an impromptu game of lawn twister!
Red and Blue Table Decor
No need to haul a thick tablecloth around, just buy some red and blue streamers and criss-cross them on your picnic table for a quick themed meal.
For this super simple decoration, you’ll only need three things. Pull out some old red, white, and blue bandanas, grab a stick from the site you’re staying at, and a thick rope to secure the piece.
Tie the bandanas on the stick, and use the rope to hang this ornament on your door or awning.
This decor is so easy to make, you’ll even be able to get your young kids involved!
What’s your favorite holiday to spend in your RV? Do you take space constraints into consideration when celebrating – or do you go all out for special occasions? Let us know in the comments!
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