Happy (almost) 4th of July! Independence Day is a day full of hot dogs, watermelon, fireworks, and friends and we are here to help you prepare for the event of the summer.  


1. Decorations 

A fun way to bring your house to the next level is to make your home festive with red, white, and blue decorations. It’ll also provide great photo opportunities for you and your guests. A few ways to incorporate red, white, and blue in your décor is:

  • Red, white, and blue napkins and table cloths
  • Small flags in the front yard
  • Burlap runner on picnic tables
  • Place extra flags in flower arrangements

2. Garden Games

Before your friends and family arrive for the backyard BBQ, set up backyard games to provide an activity for guest and a fun way for everyone to mingle. It is also great to keep the kids entertained. Some of our favorite backyard games are:

  • Corn Hole
  • Kan Jam
  • Bocce Ball
  • Horseshoes

3. Themed Drinks

Every event needs a themed drink and 4th of July has hundreds of options to choose from. You can find picture worthy drinks on Pinterest or have fun creating your own recipe! We listed our favorite festive drinks for the holiday below.

Create a signature red, white and blue cocktail:

­  Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Grenadine
  • 3 oz Lemonade
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz blue Curacao
  • Ice

Watermelon mocktail:

­  Ingredients:

  • Fresh watermelon juice
  • Lime juice
  • Seltzer water
  • Fresh mint

4. Tasty Finger Foods & BBQ

Nothing says Fourth of July like a backyard BBQ. It is easy to get overwhelmed when preparing for a holiday event so make sure you prepare early. You don’t want to wait until the last minute to go out and buy supplies when everyone is shopping. When inviting guests, ask them to bring an appetizer to share with the group to decrease your stress and allow you to enjoy the day. You can also create a meat and cheese board for everyone to share.