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4th of July Party Tips

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Are you already dreaming up fun ways to celebrate the 4th of July this year? This summer holiday is the perfect reason to gather family and friends together for an outdoor BBQ decorated by the stars and stripes and ending in some classic fireworks watching. To help make your 4th of July party planning go smoothly, we’ve rounded up some useful tips and ideas perfect for your party needs.

1. Decide on a guest list and choose an invitation. Is this going to be a neighborhood-wide gathering? Or will you be hosting just a few families? Once you’ve decided on who will be attending the party, pick out a cute 4th of July-themed party invitation. Include the details of when and where the party will be, and whether or not a meal will be served. Send the invitations to guests 3-4 weeks in advance so they have plenty of time to RSVP.

2. Plan your decorations. The 4th of July is one of the easiest holidays to decorate for; just go crazy with red, white, and blue! Whether you decide to include streamers, small flags, balloons, or more, with enough decorations your party will look perfectly patriotic. Cardstore’s Pinterest page has plenty of cute 4th of July party activities for you to get inspired by.

3. Keep people interested with activities! If there will be plenty of kids at the event, create kid-friendly activities like a craft table or outdoor games. If it’s hot in your area, including some water games like a Slip N’ Slide are always a hit with the little ones and will keep people cool.

4. Create a menu. In celebrating America’s Independence Day, keep the food all-American by serving items like burgers and hot dogs (and including a veggie-friendly option) and corn on the cob. Adding the stars and stripes into what’s being served is a fun idea in the form of patriotic desserts like red white and blue popsicles or a tart featuring strawberries and blueberries. Cardstore’s Pinterest page has plenty of great 4th of July food ideas to kick-start your menu-planning process.

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Do you have any favorite 4th of July traditions or memories? How are you planning on celebrating this year?

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