July 4TH Celebration Party Ideas and Tips
July 4th, Independence Day, A Reason to Celebrate!
On this holiday of 4th of July or Independence Day, as we celebrate and party, we will remember what we owe to those who began and who now continue the defense of the freedom we have. It’s a gift we have been bequeathed, and we rightfully celebrate it with a party. On this page I give you a few tips on how to make it the smoothest, easiest, best party ever. I’m sure you’ll have something great to add, but these tips will give you the basics to prepare before the party begins, so you can settle down for the fireworks. Party On!
Small Grill Works Well For Family of Four
Cooking Out? Need A Grill?
If your outdoor grill, like mine, has seen its better days, maybe it’s time to get a new one. Rusty, rickety grills are not very conducive either to cooking or eating. What’s more, a grill doesn’t have to be expensive. For a family of four, buy a small grill and don’t buy the unneeded fancy gadgets. The grill itself will be enough to make the main course, and the rest can be prepared in the house. Here’s a good choice, which can be used indoors or outdoors. There’s nothing like burgers, hotdogs, or chicken and ribs prepared on the grill.
Expecting A Crowd? A Bigger Grill Is Needed
If all the relatives are coming and bringing their friends, a nice big grill would be the perfect thing to get a lot of people fed in a short time. You don’t want folks sitting there with their tongues hanging out while others are happily munching those burgers and hotdogs. So in order to cook a lot in a short while, make sure the capacity of your grill is large enough for the amount of people. Still, the side dishes can be made in the house, while the meat is grilled outside. That way everything is done at the same time, and everybody is happy. The grill shown is a good choice.
All American Food
Make a Basic Menu List And Note Who Is Bringing What
Shop early for all your party items, so you aren’t stuck running out when the guests are arriving. Provide the meat and a few snacks, and have everyone bring a side dish, buns, chips or drinks. Be sure to keep a list of who is bringing what, so you’re not eating burgers without buns. Decide in advance if you’re making homemade ice cream. If so make sure you have plenty of those ingredients and good freezers to make enough for the crowd. If someone is bringing ice cream, make sure you have allotted sufficient freezer space. Below is a basic shopping list, but you will probably have items to add to it.
Basic Shopping List
Sausage, Weiners, or Hamburgers
Buns for same
Potato Salad (or ingredients for same)
Baked Beans (or ingredients for same)
Homemade Ice Cream
Charcoal Starter Fluid
A Few Handy Things
Here are things you may find handy for the 4th of July or Independence Day Party. Remember the more you decorate with red, white and blue, the more festive the day will appear to everyone. So get yourself and your guests into the 4th of July party mood, use all the themed things you can.
Picnic Chip And Dip Set: Patriotic *** Product Description: Picnic Chip And Dip Set: Patrioticnot Just For The 4Th Of July- American Classic Colors Extend Summer Through The Bbq Season. Measures Large Bowl: 2 Inches High X 11 3/4 Inches Diameter. ***
American Flag Paper Plate Napkin Celebrate Independence Day July 4th, in Patriotic Red White Blue 24 pc Picnic Party Pack (Flag Set with Stripe Napkin)
The Story of America’s Birthday
A book for young children
I Scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! – But should it be homemade or bought?
What do you think? Ice Cream is one of our most enjoyed treats in the summertime. We all have our preferences as to flavor, but do you care if it is homemade or store bought? Tell me what you think in the comments.