With June nearly behind us, that means it is time to celebrate the red, white, and blue! You may not have that much time before the holiday, but that doesn’t mean you can’t put together a fun and festive party. We have put together some tips for planning and hosting your own 4th of July party.
Guests: Write up your guest list. Take advantage of electronic forms of invitations should time be of the essence. It is more acceptable now days to send invites electronically. You can use Evite, Facebook, or even email to spread the news about your upcoming party. If you do have some time to mail invitations, check out the work by Santa Clarita based company, Celebrate, or you are sure to find a style you like on Etsy.
Location: Determine where you would like to hold the party. Will it be in your backyard, a community pool, the beach, or even your local park? Space for the kids to run around is always a plus.
Food and Drink: With food you can go as simple or fancy as you would like. Given that it is summer, barbecuing is typically the go-to option. A big platter of fruit is always a good choice. Add some snacks and you will have a happy crowd. You can make it a potluck or choose to supply all the food yourself. If you would rather skip the cooking, catering or take out is an option. Check out Smokin’ Steves for some quality barbecue, located in Simi Valley, California. Don’t forget about the sweets! You can always turn to Pinterest for ideas, but if you don’t have the time, check out some of work from CakeGoodness! It is guaranteed to impress and fulfill any sweet tooth. Aren’t these amazing?
Decorations: Any thing red, white, and blue will do the trick. Make sure to share your patriotism by waving all your American flags. If you have some time, check out some discount stores like Home Goods or even craft stores like Jo-Ann or Hobby Lobby for 4th of July decor. Balloons are also an inexpensive and fun way to decorate your space. You can never have too much red, white, and blue on this holiday.
Rentals: Based on the size of your guest list, it will determine the number of tables and chairs you will need. 24/7 Events has several table and chair options to suit your needs. Check out the link here to see what works for you. There are also red, white, and blue linen options too to decorate your tables. Hanging market lights is also a nice touch too. Don’t forget the umbrellas or canopies to keep your guests in the shade during the hot, summer day.
Activities: This is when being by water is nice. Whether it be a pool, the beach, or the lake, being able to jump in the water to cool off is a plus. If not, no worries. You can always initiate a game with water balloons, bring out the slip and slide, or turn on the sprinklers. Children and adults alike, will have fun. You can also set up craft and activity tables for the kids and lawn games for the adults. Sparklers are also fun for everyone. Leave the fireworks to the professionals at the designated areas in your city. Bonus if you have a view of them for your guests.
Don’t forget the music! You can find some awesome playlists on Pandora and Spotify to celebrate the occasion. From classic rock to country, there is always a station to suit the tastes of all age groups. Whether it is a group of 5 or 50, remember to sit back, relax, and have fun! It is about celebrating this wonderful country we live in alongside your family and friends. Cheers to a happy and safe 4th of July!
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