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The 4th of July is coming up, and it is a great reason to get together and celebrate this patriotic holiday with the military community. This blog will cover party planning tips and decorations to what type of food to make!
Independence Day is the perfect opportunity to spend some time with family and friends and enjoy the prime time of summer. One of the best ways to celebrate with everyone is to throw a 4th of July party. A party can be as big or small as you’d like, whether you just invite a few friends or the whole block. Inviting the neighbors on your street could even spark new friendships between children and adults alike while achieving a tight-knit neighborhood feel.
4th of July Party Planning Tips
If you’re considering throwing a party for the 4th of July, here are some helpful planning tips:
Have Fun with the Decor
Of course, red, white, and blue should be the highlights of your decor for a 4th of July party. If you have children looking for something to do over summer break, task them with creating several Independence Day decorations. Make some DIY 4th of July crafts like banners, centerpieces, and even utensil holders that are fun summer activities to create while saving money and having something unique from the 4th of July decorations you can find in stores. The best part of the patriotic decor is that you can use it to deck out your military home even after the party is over.
Plan Exciting Independence Day Activities
Prove to your guests you know how to celebrate the 4th of July like a pro by providing exciting activities. If the weather permits, plan outdoor activities like cornhole, slip-n-slide, water balloon fights, ladder toss, spike-ball, a game of kickball, or roasting marshmallows - anything that truly celebrates what summer means! If you need to bring it inside, stock up on fun board games and blast a 4th of July party playlist for an indoor dance party. It’s always wise to plan fun projects for kids if they need a break from the adult excitement.
Prepare 4th of July Party Food
One of the biggest parts of an Independence Day celebration is spending time with loved ones and eating delicious food. Deciding on what food to serve at your 4th of July part is thankfully an easy task! Throw in a mix of healthy food and snack options alongside some indulgent food for some balance. Sticking with a red, white, and blue theme keeps the party festive and patriotic. Finding healthy snacks that meet the color scheme is easy - put frozen watermelon slices on popsicle sticks or make simple fruit parfaits layered with strawberries, whipped cream, and blueberries. For those indulgent treats, have fun with red, white, and blue sprinkles atop baked goods. Or, simply adorn some classic grilled burgers with American flag toothpicks. As grilling is the most popular food preparation for Independence Day, spice it up a little with a BYOB (build your burger) bar that offers various unique condiments and toppings to take your food to the next level.
Catch Some Fireworks
One of the most exciting parts of Independence Day is watching the fireworks! Find a way to watch fireworks at your 4th of July party, whether it’s at your local fireworks show or through a live stream online. Regardless of how you enjoy the show, a fireworks spectacle is always a thrilling way to end a 4th of July party that puts a twinkle in everyone’s eye.
As summer fun begins, there’s nothing like a party to keep your patriotic spirits high while spending time with loved ones on Independence Day. With the right planning and preparation, your 4th of July party will be the talk of the town. Happy 4th of July from Lincoln Military Housing!