Happy 4th of July! On this day in 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed and adopted by the Continental Congress.
Independence Day is the time to celebrate our country and our freedom! What better way to celebrate than to throw an epic party?
Here’s how to throw the best 4th of July party ever:
Send fun and festive invitations to all your friends. Whether you do this via email or snail mail, your guests will be exited to attend your party and they will make sure to save the date! Make sure to include all the important information such as:
Location & Time
What to Bring
RSVP Contact Information
Sending out invitations also gives you an idea on how many people will be in attendance so you can plan accordingly. There’s nothing worse than not having enough room or food for your guests.
Choosing your location is dependent on the size of your party. If it something with just close friends and family, a backyard BBQ would be perfect. If you plan on inviting everyone you know and their mothers you should look into renting a space or throwing the party at a large public park or the beach. Because it is summer time and you should have games and other activities, the only real criteria for party location is to have it outdoors.
Having plenty of patriotic decorations for your party is key for setting the right vibe and getting the party off to a great start. You need lots of red, white, blue, stars and stripes! Everything from your table cloths, to the confetti, the flags and the food.
Whether you get your party catered, make everything yourself, or request that your quests to each bring a dish, you need to have food at your party. Have a table set up with different options for your guests. Make sure to label anything with meat or alcohol (America is diverse and so are your guests). Nothing screams America like sweet tea, hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob, baked beans, potato salad and apple pie!
Activities & Entertainment
You don’t want your guests sitting around twiddling their thumbs. Organize some fun yard games like polish horse shoes or bocce ball. Make sure you have music playing or even hire a DJ or band if you’re party is big enough! Create a space for guests to dance the night away. If you have families with children attending your party you could set up a sprinkler system, kiddie pool or slip N slide.
The Grand Finale
Depending on where you live, you may have firework restrictions. Check out the locals laws before breaking the bank on anything. Your safest bet is to loud up with sparklers, noise makers and poppers to end the party with a bang!
Being a good host is important when throwing a party. You need to make sure you are being attentive to all of your guests needs and make sure everyone is having a good time with no drama. Remember, the most important thing is to have fun!