The 4th is about more than fireworks and no matter where you go across the country there is always something to celebrate. Whether it is the local parades put on in small towns, to the famous concerts, competitive eating competitions, or celebrations of the local cuisine there are festivals out there for everyone this July. You can take your cue from these festivals to throw your own homemade 4th of July festival.
The 4th is about Food
Around the country there are festivals celebrating local cuisine or ingredients. From celebrating the humble tomato to keeping track of how many hot dogs a person can consume, food is never far from people’s mind. You too can celebrate the humble hot dog in your own backyard. Provide your guests with a wide range of toppings for them to put on their hot dogs. If you have some big eaters at your party you can hold your own hot dog eating contest. Award prizes to the top three eaters.
For those who have a sweet tooth set out an ice cream sundae bar. It is a great way to beat the heat, and everyone can find some topping that they like.
The 4th is about Family
Everyone enjoys a holiday weekend together, plan a party that appeals to every age group. Activities are a great way to bring age groups together. Have fathers and sons compete against mothers and daughters in classic field day races. Have entire families participate in scavenger hunts to see which family works together the best.
The 4th is still about Fireworks
Even though there is so much more to celebrate, no 4th celebration is complete without fireworks. You can keep them in mind all day by decorating your yard with firework themed decorations and tableware. With these colorful decorations your party is sure to be a blast.