Hosting a party or family gathering this Independence Day? How about celebrating Independence Day this year with these party ideas? For a great 4th of July party follow these simple guidelines.
If, on the other hand, the focus for you is on the men and women who have served America to secure its freedom, then perhaps your red, white and blue decorations should include a little yellow in memory of those who are still working for our rights. Use pictures of current and past soldiers close to your family in small frames as centerpieces on your tables.
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.
There are few people who don’t enjoy a good BBQ and with the warm weather, Independence Day is the perfect occasion to grill. Still, the smoke exhaust from the burning coals release a variety of toxins and chemicals that harm the environment. This year, go for the organic charcoal options on the market instead and sacrifice none of the effectiveness. To take green grilling a step further, invest in a natural gas barbecue. These exude less energy then your average grill as well. For much more, go to this insightful blog regarding celebration pointers.
If your 4th of July party plans rely on good weather and it happens to rain, your karaoke can be moved indoors. A perfect party might even be to have a red, white and blue movie viewing. Pick movies with a focus on American landmarks, freedom and history to play in the background as your guests visit together. Popcorn and cool sundaes make tasty movie treats, especially when served with a selection of colorful candy toppings or seasoned salts.
Rather then setting off your own fireworks, check local listings for places having firework displays. Not only will it save on the amount of gun power dispersed, you and your family can be dazzled by the elaborate light show from a big organization.