Running low on party planning energy, time or budget?
Here are 8 simple steps to ramp up the Red, White and Blue and throw your best Fourth of July party, yet!
1. Invite your friends and family!
Send out your invites with plenty of time for your guests to plan. Evites are great if you're trying to be green or if you're in a time crunch. Be sure to mention whether or not it’s a kid-friendly event and if you’d like guests to bring something.
2. Clean and prep the house
Make sure you’ve put away the breakables in case little ones are running around. Roll back your expensive rug and move the furniture to best suit socializing and open spaces. Mow the lawn and clean the pool. Make sure you do this a week before your party so you’re doing last minute yard work in your cute new Fourth of July dress!
3. Make your Shopping List
Make sure you buy the food essentials (aside from what you’ve asked friends to bring) three days before. See our favorite Fourth of July Recipes here.
4. Scrub the grill
Make sure you give you BBQ a good cleaning before the neighbors show up. A clean grill will cook better ribs, burgers, and hot dogs!
5. Decorate with DIY patriotic crafts
See our favorite fourth of July ideas here! Being festive doesn’t have to cost much.
6. Bring the music!
Make sure you have your Soundcast OutCast, OutCast Jr. or Melody portable Bluetooth® HD speaker to liven up the party with music! Order your speaker here and then check out an awesome Fourth of July music playlist here!
7. Get the toys!
Water guns, water balloons, even a slip-and-slide will keep the kids (or the adults) occupied and cool all day!
8. Sparklers to end the night
Singing “The Star Spangled Banner” under the fireworks with sparklers in hand is sure to fill your heart with American pride. Perfect way to finish off the night.