It’s time for some Sizzling Summer Fun!
Want to host a patriotic celebration this July? How do you turn a traditional backyard BBQ into a sizzling summer fun event?
Here are some tips to make your 4th of July event the best on the block!
- Keep It Simple
- You won’t need much in the way of decorations for an outdoor backyard party. Tea lights in mason jars and maybe white lights hung on the deck, or in a tree, add lots of ambiance without much fuss. Add in a few patriotic touches, like a group of small flags in a vase as a centerpiece and you are all set.
- Make it Lucky
- Ask everyone to bring their own dish so you get a variety of dishes and tastes…and it makes it much easier for you. A buffet set-up, with all the food and dishes on one table, makes it quick and easy for guests to find what they want and make their own plates.
- Keep it Traditional
- As the host, you’ll likely be providing the main dishes, so keep the menu fairly traditional so your guests will know what to expect. Burgers and hot dogs with potato salad, baked beans and grilled corn on the cob are festive, easy recipes for a traditional 4th of July picnic or BBQ.
- Make it Sparkle
- Include some fireworks, if they are allowed in your area, such as sparklers for the kids. To ensure safety, use paper cups, cut in half, to protect hands from the sparks and burning embers. And always be sure to use fireworks in a safe place, like a driveway or street, away from flammable materials and dry, grass areas.
- Turn up the Volume
- Include a soundtrack for the event, of festive, patriotic anthems that everyone can sing along to and enjoy.
- Make a Splash
- Include some simple backyard games for the kids and include the parents. Nothing says fun like a little friendly competition! Better yet, make it a pool party so everyone can take a dip in the pool and stay cool.
For other great event ideas, check out this great article.
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