Celebrating the 4th of July should be fun and easy to do, so don’t over think it! Keep a light atmosphere and you all will have a great time.
PLANNING THE MENU
One of the most popular ways to celebrate is to have a picnic, outdoors, under the blazing July sun. There are plenty of picnic ideas for Independence ready and waiting for you to enjoy them. Add some fun to your 4th of July party food. If you are tired of the same old burgers and hot dogs on this celebration, go ahead and add more to it or change it up the way that you would like to. There is no rule that the food should be one thing or another.
MAKE IT COLORFUL
Make sure your celebration is full of color for lots of fun. One of the simplest yet most effective ways to decorate the 4th of July is with red, white and blue. From table cloths, napkins, paper plates and even ice cubes, you want to have all the colors of the day come shining through. You can make your deserts and foods with these colors as well.
DRESS UP FOR THE OCCASION
A great way to bring the true history of the day out is to have everyone come to a July costume party. Everyone has to dress as one of the Founding Fathers, Lady Liberty or any other important figure of the time. Even Uncle Sam will do. This is a great way to have some fun on this special day and to do something different to celebrate it. You could even make it contest and award prizes for best costume and/or historical skit.
GET WET AND WILD
Since July is almost always one of the hottest months, make your 4th of July picnic cooler with a bit of swimming and water fun. Let the kids get out the sprinklers and the wading pool. Get yourself into a water balloon fight. Go for a dip in the local lake or take a trip to the ocean. Enjoy the water and enjoy the day outdoors.
START YOUR OWN TRADITIONS
You can even create your own theme, style, or method of celebrating if you like. Just look for fun ways to share the day with family and friends. Never forget that music, good food, and lots of laughter with friends is the best way to spend the day outdoors waiting for the fireworks to light up the sky.