Show Your Love For America! Here’s Your Checklist for the 4th of July
July 05, 20192 min read
Independence Day is almost here, and with it, the many events and activities specific to the holiday! Are you prepared for this 4thof July? This quick checklist will help you get ready for the day’s festivities.
Plan Your Menu
Whileburgers and hotdogsare undoubtedly the most popular food item on this occasion, you can be a little more adventurous with your menu. Try out new recipes and have a delicious barbeque party with your friends.
To add another unique element to your meal, you can also choose to only prepare and eat red, white, and blue foods. Get creative with your menu!
Be Safe with Fireworks
A firework show is a critical part of your July 4thcelebrations! So much so that nearly$307.8 million worth of fireworkswere imported by the US in 2016, which were then purchased by thousands of customers and event organizers.
That said, you shouldonlyset off fireworks on your own if it’s legal in your state and after complying with the safety guidelines. Better yet, attend a firework display in your nearest vicinity instead. Arrive early to find the best spots and don’t forget to pack some food with you!
Pick an Outfit
Regardless of whether you’re attending a party, hosting one, or just spending the day with a few close friends, your outfit can seriously liven up your mood. With the color scheme in mind, go for something simple and comfortable with just enough oomph for the occasion.
For instance, you can pair up a red and white polka dotted blouse with blue jeans or skirt, or wear a graphic t-shirt with stripes and stars. The choices are endless once you begin mixing and matching different clothing items! Finish off your look with some festive jewelry, makeup, or other accessories that give off a patriotic vibe.
Choose an Outdoor Spot
4thof July is the perfect summer event for you to spend time outdoors and get some fresh air. Whether it’s a picnic by the lake, a game of softball at your local park, or a barbeque in your backyard, you’ve got plenty of opportunities to take the funoutsideand enjoy the summer breeze.
Just make sure you’re carrying sunscreen, hats, and bug spray. You don’t want to return home with a nasty sunburn or mosquito bites!
Stock Up On Décor & Accessories
Whether you’re having an indoor party or an outdoor one, don’t forget about the decorations! Hanging red, white, and blue balloons, streamers, and or fairy lights will really brighten up your party and emphasize upon the theme. You can also purchase dipping bowls, plates, and cups with a star-spangled theme which are readily available at low costs.
Glow sticks and beaded jewelry are great nighttime festivities such as firework displays and concerts. Similarly, miniature flags, badges, pinwheels, and whistleblowers are perfect for daytime activities such as parades and carnivals.
Show Off Your Flag
Finally, you need to have a top quality American flag to honor the day. You can hang it from a flagpole, or use smaller versions to carry off to parades and other outdoor events. You can even get a miniature flag for your car or bicycle!