Declare independence from boring drinks and boring invitations!

The best way to have a great Fourth of July? The formula is simple – lots and lots of friends, cool cocktails and the perfect invitation from Smilebox that tells everyone when and where to come share the fun!  Here are a few awesome cocktails that are sure to *light up* your Fourth of July party:


Aperol Spritz
3 oz prosecco
2 oz aperol
1 oz soda water
orange slice for garnish

Combine all of the ingredients in a wine glass with ice.  Garnish with an orange slice.



Classic Mojito
1 oz fresh lime juice
½ oz fine sugar
12 fresh mint leaves
2 oz white rum
8 oz crushed ice
1 oz club soda

Stir together lime juice and sugar in a glass until dissolved.  Add 2 ounces of crushed ice.  Tear mint leaves and add into glass.  Add rum, remaining crushed ice and club soda then stir gently until combined.


Cucumber, Basil and Citrus Cocktail
1 ½ oz vodka
3 slices of cucumber
4 fresh basil leaves
¼ oz fresh lime juice

Muddle cucumber and half of the basil (reserve rest for garnish) in a shaker. Add vodka, lime juice and ice and shake vigorously. Strain into glass of ice. Garnish with remaining basil.


Before we forget check out these fireworks and barbecue invitations that you can use to make sure your party’s packed. We make delighting your friends as easy as inviting them!

And after the fun is done on July 5th, use one of our slideshows to capture the memories at their freshest – and share them with everyone.