The 4th of July is one of the best celebrations of the year. The challenge is finding ways to make an unforgeable party. Be assured there are alternatives that will be quite fun while being cheap. Celebrate the pursuit for liberty and happiness with these recommendations.
If you are planning an Independence Day party, there are several hours to fill before the highlight of your event - the thrilling fireworks. So, you surely want to make your party very interesting by having various activities and games to keep the guests busy and entertained.
Pick a panel of judges from amongst your list of guests (the oldest guests are the obvious picks) for a chalk contest. Depending on the number of people attending your party, you can divide the guests into two teams and give them each one or two containers of sidewalk chalk. Instruct them to create or draw something patriotic with the chalk and also add the US flag in the picture. You can restrict the time limit for the task to 30 minutes and then get the artwork examined and judged by the panel of judges to declare a winner. Art-themed prizes for the winners can be excellent.
If renting your wares is not in the cards for you, consider looking for products that are made to decompose, rather than sit in a landfill. Name brands like Cereplast carry cutlery made from a biodegradable bio-plastic consisting of 80 percent corn-based starch and 20 percent green fillers.They can go right into your compost bin. Whole Foods also carries plates, bowls and cups from renewable and biodegradable sugar cane. To learn more, have a look at this handy blog concerning party tips.
One of the best ways to celebrate the 4th of July is by having a classy barbecue with friends and family. Celebrating freedom is exciting and why not do it with everyone you love around you. Enjoy a day full of good food, good friends, and great fireworks at the end of the night. This traditional holiday falls right in the middle of summer, which means it is the perfect time for a great barbecue.
Red and white checkered tables and a wild selection of foods almost always come to mind if you mention this holiday. Summer foods are cool, fun and should definitely able to travel along for a picnic party. Make miniature hamburgers as "independence sliders" and add a side of "freedom fries." For variety on the sliders you can cut small squares of cheese and have toppings from each region of the U.S. Your sauces might include a Tex-Mex spicy salsa, a cool crab salad from the Pacific Northwest, sweet and tangy BBQ sauce from the South, and even an Old Bay seasoned mayonnaise from the Northeastern parts of the U.S.. It all depends on your tastes!