Things to Do for the 4th of July
It’s warm this evening. The smell of freshly mowed grass still hangs heavy in the air. The shadows are lengthening... and wait… yep, that was definitely the sound of fireworks from somewhere in the neighborhood. Must mean Independence Day is right around the corner.
Do you have plans? Well, if not, here are a few ideas to make your 4th of July one to remember.
Have a Block Party. You may be planning a family cookout anyway. Why not invite everyone to share in the holiday fun? To cut down on expenses, turn the event into a potluck. Plan games and activities for the neighborhood kids and maybe even indulge yourself with a sparkler or two. Sharing in Uncle Sam’s birthday with your fellow Americans— what could be more patriotic than that?
Host an outdoor movie night. If sparklers aren’t allowed in your state and there’s no handy fireworks display around, you can still turn the evening into a red, white and blue affair by putting some patriotic movies on the big screen. An outdoor projection setup might have an initial cost outlay, but it’s something you can use again and again when the weather’s nice.
Sing Along. Want to pass on some of that Independence Day spirit to the next generation? Have a sing along with classics like "The Star Spangled Banner" or "This Land Is Your Land." To add to the fun, you can make your own star-spangled musical instruments and drums.
Like Christmas, Independence Day only comes around once a year, so get out and enjoy.