5 Simple Ideas for a 4th of July Party
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5 Simple Ideas for a 4th of July Party

Posted on Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Your 4th of July party can be fun without it having to be difficult or expensive. Turn it into a relaxing way to celebrate with your family and close friends. Here are some ideas that will help you to keep things nice and simple this year.

5 Easy Ways to have a 4th of July Party

Shop the Dollar Store
Dollar stores are a great place to find the things you need for a party. Look for red, white, or blue napkins, paper plates, and plastic cups. You should also be able to find inexpensive tablecloths to cover the tables that the food will be served from. These items won’t cost very much at all.

Consider a Pot-Luck
Many people have a backyard barbecue to celebrate Independence Day. One way to split the cost of food and drinks is to ask guests to bring a dish to pass. You might want to do some organizing ahead to sort out who will bring a side dish and who will bring a dessert. This “share the expense” idea works well with family parties.

Carve Some Watermelons
You’ve probably carved some pumpkins for a Halloween party. Now is the time to carve some watermelons for a 4th of July party! It’s a lot easier (and neater) than carving pumpkins.

Create a simple stencil to use. It could say “July 4”. Those of you with artistic skill can make a more detailed design. Use a vegetable peeler to carefully remove small portions of the watermelon rind until you can see the red part that is inside. The watermelon now makes a nice decoration until it is time to eat it.

Make it a Picnic
Here’s a unique idea that will work nicely for families with small children. Instead of backyard barbecue with a lot of people coming and going, turn your party into a picnic. Select a park that is walking distance from your home. Bring along a picnic blanket to sit on (or to cover a picnic table with).

Pack a cooler with sandwiches, easy to eat snacks, and water bottles. Put everything into a wagon that can be easily pulled along to the park. Bring the whole family on a nice walk. Sit down together and eat and then let the kids play on the swings and run around the park. This can fill time between the parade and the fireworks.

Serve Popsicles
Hot weather is the perfect time to serve popsicles! You can go as frugal as you want with this idea. Buy a big box of the popsicles that come in plastic strips. Pick up some boxes of popsicles that are red, white, and blue and resemble a rocket. Another option is to buy fruit based popsicles that are red or blue.

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