July 4TH Celebration Party Ideas and Tips
July 4th, American Independence Day, A Reason to Celebrate!
On this holiday of 4th of July or Independence Day, as we celebrate, it’s in remembrance of what we owe to those who began and to those who continue the defense of the freedom of our country. It’s a day we rightfully celebrate our country’s birth 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 day of fun and 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. You might also ask people to bring a side dish, salad, chips or even the buns for the burgers or hot dogs. Every little bit helps the host or hostess.
Basic List of Needed Items
Always Note If Others Are Bringing Something To Add
Make a check list of all the things you plan to have. Shop early for all your party items, so you aren’t stuck running out when the guests are arriving. You could provide the meat and a few snacks, and have everyone bring a side dish, buns, chips or drinks. If you do, 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. On the other hand, if someone is bringing ice cream, make sure you have allotted sufficient freezer space for it. Below is a basic shopping list, but you will probably have items to add to it or take away from it.
Basic Shopping List
Sausage, Weiners, or Hamburgers
Buns for same
Potato Salad (or ingredients for same)
Baked Beans (or ingredients for same)
Apple Pie or desired pie (or ingredients for same)
Homemade Ice Cream Ingredients
Charcoal Starter Fluid
More Things You Might Like
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. Here are a few you might like.
You can’t go wrong with themed plates, cups, napkins and utensils like these for your party. This set serves sixteen, but if you’re looking for a larger set those are available on Amazon too.
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 about this “burning question” in the comments.