How to plan a wonderful 4th of July Celebration!

Posted by Lauren 'Lou' Skayhan on

Are you looking to plan an Independence Day party that is Red, White and Blue-tiful? This is one of the most fun holiday parties to plan! Not only do we get to enjoy the warm weather, but the summer party options are endless! Outdoor parties offer a bit of freedom, in the sense that you have more room for activities, and (hoping that there is a nice, sunny day) spending time outdoors is always a bonus. 

Here are a few things to consider when planning an amazing 4th of July Party!

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1. Guest List | Think about how many people you can (and would like to) accommodate for the bash! Whether you're having a big or small party, start putting together your guest list and gather addresses.

2. Venue | Are you doing a backyard BBQ at home? If you're planning on using an outdoor space, make sure to arrange for a rain plan just in case! Think about renting a tent in case of bad weather, or identify a backup space, like a garage or an extra room in your home that can be utilized if need be!

3. Invites | For casual get-togethers, I love invitations handwritten on a set of cards. It so personal and still sets a laid-back tone for the party. There are some amazing letterpress cards in our store, like this Crab Letterpress Cards with Chesapeake Bay Nautical Chart Envelope Liners design!

4. Food | There are so many amazing recipes on... you guessed it... Pinterest! You can't go wrong with some food on the grill and a variety of summer salad sides. Once you've chosen your recipes, make your grocery list and get cooking! Ask your guests to bring a small potluck item to ease the party stress.

5. Decor | Proudly fly those flags, decorate the children's bikes, and break out your red, white, & blue serveware - Keep it simple, it's really about the company anyway, right?

6. Activities | There are so many fun things to do outside if the weather is nice! Set out your lawn games like horseshoes, croquet, bocce, and cornhole, so your guests can play at their leisure. It will break the ice for anyone who doesn't know each other and bring out laughter - and perhaps some competitive fun!

7. Celebrate! | At the end of the day, enjoy it all. Enjoy the people, the fun, and our freedom.

Happy Independence Day, friends!

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