It’s the 4th of July, and you’re probably looking for a few last-minute tips to get your party ready. You’ve got a backyard BBQ planned with family and friends, and you’re looking for some easy ways to make sure it’s the best one yet!

I’ve got you covered. Whether you’re hosting this year’s celebration or just coming along as an invited guest, I have five last-minute tips that will make your 4th of July shine like… well, a fireworks display!

So don’t wait—start planning today!

Embrace the Obvious Theme

There’s no better time to show off your patriotism than Independence Day. And with our stars and stripes party supplies, you can be sure that your party will be the best one of the season.

The great thing about these products is that they’re not just fun to have—they’re also super easy to use! You don’t need a lot of time or money to make your house look festive. Whether you want to go all out or keep things simple, we’ve got the best supplies for any kind of party.

The holidays are over but it’s still summer—which means it’s still time to get outside and have fun! Make your next outdoor barbecue one for the record books by bringing along our patriotic tableware set (it comes with napkins, plates and cups). Or decorate your home with our American flag banner (it’s perfect for Fourth of July!)

Minimize the Menu

You don’t need to spend all day cooking to throw a great 4th of July BBQ.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed about your menu, take a step back and simplify. Everyone loves burgers and dogs, but if you feel the need to bring out your famous BBQ sauce, slap it on some ribs or chicken and toss them on the grill. Quick, traditional sides like macaroni or potato salad will be welcomed by one and all and a fruit salad filled with watermelon, strawberries and blueberries will help add to your patriotic color theme. For a twist, consider asking your guests to bring their favorite side to your party. They’ll likely ask what they can contribute anyway!

Get into the Games

You don’t have to get fancy to have some fun at your 4th of July backyard BBQ. The 4th of July is a fun time to get together with family and friends. It’s a great holiday to celebrate, but it can be easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of entertaining your guests that you forget to actually have fun yourself! So, if you’re looking for ways to entertain your guests this year without feeling like you’re stuck behind the grill all day, I’ve got you covered.

Here are five games you can play at your own 4th of July backyard BBQ:

1) Horseshoes – The classic game of throwing metal shoes at a stake is always a crowd pleaser. You can find this game at many department stores or hardware stores for less than $20.

2) Cornhole – This bean bag toss game has been popular for years and makes for a great competitive game for kids or adults alike. You can find cornhole sets at any major department store and they run around $20-$30 each.

3) Volleyball – All you need is some netting and an old yoga ball (or two), and voila! You’ve got yourself some volleyball courts! I promise your guests will love this one—and it doesn’t cost much either! You can get everything you

You can easily find any of these games at a local Walmart, Target or other department store. They’re easy to set up and fun to play, too!

Perfect a Playlist

If backyard games aren’t quite your style and you think your guests would rather socialize than exercise, make sure you’ve got the perfect patriotic playlist to keep your Independence Day guests grooving. Now, you don’t have to keep Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.” on repeat, but we can all admit that we do love hearing it on the 4th. Play everything from Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” to Katy Perry’s “Firework” and you’ll be sure to have something that everyone can enjoy.

Stock Up on the Essentials

By now, you’re likely getting into the 4th of July spirit and probably feeling ready to party. Make sure that your bash lasts long after the last firework goes off by keeping some extra party essentials on hand. Here, we’re talking about ice for the coolers, charcoal or propane for the grill and plenty of cold beverages to help beat the heat. Of course, you can’t forget your standard supply of sparklers, poppers, smoke bombs or other at-home fireworks for the young and the young at heart.

With these few last-minute tips in mind, your 4th of July bash is sure to be a blast! From the Keller Williams Island Life Real Estate family to yours, have a very safe and happy 4th of July!


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