Paper lanterns as light-up centerpieces--inexpensive idea. Slip a Vase in the middle of each lantern and add flowers of choice. OR just adhere silk flowers to top edge of lantern.Put BATTERY OPERATED CANDLES/lighting inside and around each lantern.
block party idea - This is such a cute idea for a bean bag toss! Get red, white and blue ones for of July, and make some cute bean bags . and you have a great kids game for a neighborhood block party, family reunion, or picnic in the park!