Yes, the summer holidays this year are going to be much different because of COVID-19 and social distancing. But Coronavirus doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to get festive. Even if it’s just for you and your small quarantine pod, you can throw a 4th of July party that would impress even our founding fathers. But sometimes planning a party can be a lot. Not only do you have to come up with activities to keep your guests entertained, but you have to plan and prepare a menu that everyone will like, decorate your patio, and provide the drinks. No need to worry, though, because these Fourth of July party ideas are super easy to execute and will make your party look super put together. It’ll look like you’ve been planning this thing for months.
And no matter how small or big the party, you don’t have to break the bank. If you really want to cut down on costs, get your guests to pitch in and provide some food or entertainment. Now that you’re ready to tackle your party planning, this list will give you some inspiration on 4th of July recipes, family activities, and homemade decorations.
Create A Music Playlist
Set the mood for your summer party with a playlist. Be sure to pick a variety of songs that will appeal to all of your guests from genres like oldies, classic rock, and pop. By creating your playlist ahead of time, you’ll be able to focus on prepping other party items day-of!
Plan on Extra Seating
While getting ready for your July 4th festivities, make room for additional seating to accommodate your guests. Round up folding chairs and tables, and find some benches that can seat several people. If you’re having your party outside, help your friends and family beat the heat by setting up a tent or umbrella for shade.
Set Up A Photo Station
Give your guests something fun to do at your Independence Day party with a photo booth. Include props like sunglasses, hats, and flags—or print photo props of your own—so you and your guests can take photos and have something fun to remember your party by!