When celebrating the Fourth of July, gatherings like barbecues and fireworks-watching parties are as American as apple pie. Planning a big bash for the fourth? Keep the following tips in mind to make the holiday as special as possible:
Grill the Perfect Barbecue
Whether you’re grilling the tastiest vegetarian and vegan dishes or you’re having a traditional meat-filled barbecue, hosting a fourth of July party is all about serving good food and grilling safely. As you prepare for your Fourth of July barbecue, make sure your barbecue is ready-to-go for your party.
When preparing for your big barbecue, be sure to set up your gas or charcoal grill outside and away from flammable items. Similarly, always make sure someone is attending to the grill when it’s lit. When grilling your food, try seasoning your meats, vegetables, and other dishes the night beforehand. With the right seasoning and safety tips, you’ll be well on your way to having a great barbecue.
Host a Dance Party with the Best Playlist
What’s a fourth of July party without the right music? With an expertly curated playlist, you’ll be well on your way to throwing a memorable Fourth of July party. While the genre of music is up to you, be sure to pick songs that fit the mood of the event.
Your playlist should include songs that set a positive and upbeat tone for your party, while encouraging guests to chat, dance, and, enjoy themselves. Be sure to have high-quality audio speaker systems installed to make your song choices sound as good as possible. With an excellent sound system and a killer playlist, you’ll completely transform the atmosphere of your party.
Keep Mosquitoes Away
Though this holiday is one of the best parts of summer, Fourth of July always brings its fair share of insects. When planning your big event, consider how you plan to keep your event free of mosquitoes. While some hosts and hostesses may have covered patios to keep their guests free of bug bites, others will have to rely on citronella candles and bug repellant to make sure their guests can enjoy the day without having to worry about bites. You can even hand out Insect Shield bandanas to guests.
Make Plans for the Fireworks
While Fourth of July events needn’t include fireworks, many families and friends spend this holiday watching the light show together. If you’re hosting an event at night, make plans for viewing fireworks. Research any local fireworks shows your town may be putting on and make the trip as a group to see them.
With the fourth of July around the corner, it’s never too early to start planning for your patriotic gathering and your holiday table decorating. Keep these four tips in mind to throw the most memorable Fourth of July party.