When it comes to July 4th parties, many people look forward to spending time with family and friends. A July 4th party is a great way to gather everyone together to share some good times in honor of our country’s freedom. Here are a few July 4th party ideas that are fun for family and friends:
Attend a public event: The one thing you know for sure on July 4th is that people across the United States are celebrating it with you. This means that there will be a large number of local events organized throughout the day that you and your family can attend, such as parades, concerts, and fireworks. Better yet, as many people attend these events, you never know which old friend you’ll run into once you’re there! Scan town websites for up-to-date information on happenings throughout the day, to make sure you know where to go!
Have a picnic: In between the morning parade and the evening fireworks display, squeeze in a July 4th picnic with family, friends and neighbors. This is an easy and a simple way to get everyone together. The best part about it? BYOF—bring your own food, that is. This idea assures that everyone can join in the fun, no matter how jam-packed their day is, because they can prepare a feast or buy something on-the-go. It takes a load of the host, too!
Throw a backyard BBQ buffet: Not pressed for time? Throw a July 4th BBQ at your home for your family and friends. Since the goal is to bring people together, set up a buffet-style meal, with a summery menu full of items that can remain outside for a few hours. Crisp, buttery corn, pasta salad, and juicy watermelon are all good ideas. A make-your-own sundae bar for dessert is a fun (and tasty) activity for people of all ages!
Play a fun game: Games are a great way to get everyone involved and interacting. Kickball, dodge ball, touch football, and soccer will get participants outside and active. But if inclusion is your aim, try a trivia game, such as an abridged version of Jeopardy or Family Feud, or a board game that can accommodate big groups, such as bingo. These kinds of games can be found in stores, though making your own is also an enjoyable activity.
The most important thing to remember about July 4th parties is that it doesn’t really matter what you do, so long as everyone gets together and has a great time. So don’t sweat the small stuff, and enjoy your July 4th party planning