The 4th of July is one of the special holidays where we get to spend free time with the family or relatives at home or by having a party. One of the best things to do during this time is to plan a BBQ party with a small group of friends. Nothing beats the fun that comes with being able to bond over good food, great conversation together with the people you enjoy spending time with.
Here are some great tips you can follow and adapt to make this year’s 4th of July Party even more fun and entertaining as you host it together with friends and your family.
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Keep it simple. Good old barbeque do not need to be complicated to make it sumptuous and memorable. Prepare different kinds of meat so that kids and adults alike will have something to enjoy during the BBW party. You could stick with the staple ones like hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken and ribs. Do not forget to prepare side dishes as well kike potato or macaroni salad or pasta. Corn on cobs are also a must have during such events. Do not forget condiments and have a chocolate dessert available to tone down the BBQ flavor afterwards. Have plenty of beverages available as well for everyone to enjoy.
If it would be too costly for you to prepare for all the food and beverages, you can ask your guests to bring something to add in for the occasion. They can bring side dishes, dessert, a few chips and dips and the like. For large groups, you can even ask them to bring their own meat and you’ll be in charge of the rest of the items needed for the party. A common practice during 4th of July BBQ parties is bringing their own drinks.
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Decorations for this kind of occasions are not necessary but it wouldn’t hurt as well. You can adorn your backyard with red, white and blue streamers or a few balloons. A few decorating pieces just enough to add color to your venue will add the festive mood in your backyard. It would be best to have paper plates, napkins and disposable glasses during the party so that you won’t have to worry about the dishes afterwards.
Entertainment including music and games would definitely add up fun during the party. A karaoke machine is a fun idea as well as long as your neighbors wouldn’t be disturbed with all the singing you will be having. Whatever type of entertainment you plan to have, be sure to inform your guests so that they would come in prepared or dress accordingly in case you’ll be having a pool in the venue or if it will be a social event.
Fourth of July parties can be simple held on your backyard if you have enough space. However, to some who takes this kind of celebration to the extreme, having a party on a special venue might be necessary especially if you plan to have a lot of guest. Decide on where to celebrate the event and book as early as possible. Be sure to call ahead to reserve chairs and tables as well as other items that you would need for the event.
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Celebrating and commemorating independence can be fun, educational or simple, it is all up to you and the people you would want to celebrate with.