June 27, 2022 4 min read
It's time to celebrate the 4th, and typically it's the first big bash of the summer, an outdoor celebration where we can enjoy the weather and spend time with friends and family. All it takes is a little planning and preparation to get this summer kick-off rolling and make it memorable – no matter what.
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With food costs on the rise, it just makes sense to economize. Get creative! Grill out with 4th of July favorites but mix it up a bit.
Invite others, and accept offers, to bring an appetizer, refreshments, side dish, or dessert. After all, variety is the spice of life, so celebrate it. It's hard to please everyone, and some of us have food allergies, sensitivities, or special diets—so if everyone brings a dish, it's covered.
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Hey, if you love this holiday, go for it! But you don't need to spend much on decorations to set the mood. Instead, pick a few focal points and theme them.
Start a tradition and build on it over time; that's half the fun! A little red, white and blue can go a long way, such as blowing up balloons, crafting a couple of table decorations, hanging streamers, handing out party hats, or decorating a dessert. The point is to celebrate the day with those you cherish most.
There's nothing better than music that puts guests in the mood to move and groove, so get your summer playlist ready ahead of time.
If you're a super-organized party planner, you probably already have a theme and several games to accompany the day's events. Fantastic, and we applaud you, but for the rest of us who might be party-planning challenged, coming up with a few ideas would be… well, a game changer (pardon the pun). Games give kids something to do and can help spark conversations and interactions between adults. It can also keep the party rolling longer, which means epic memories.
The weather becomes unpredictable as summer heats up and can make the day fun or unpleasant. If you're hosting an outdoor party, plan for additional shelter depending on your guest count. You can set up a canopy, rent one from a party supply shop, or consider investing in a pop-up Pod or two. Pop-up Pods, like those from Under the Weather®, are ideal because they're portable, lightweight, and pop open in seconds, literally, with no assembly required. The Summer Pod collection is hassle-free, convenient, and oh-so-versatile.
While we all love a good fireworks display, most residential areas and neighborhoods now prohibit fireworks as they can be a fire hazard. And injuries, damage to property, annoying neighbors, and scaring pets are sure ways to ruin a good time.
A little prep and a go-with-the-flow attitude is the best way to turn your Fourth of July party into an epic event. So, give yourself permission to kick back and enjoy spending time with your friends and family because these are the memories you'll cherish.
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