America the Beautiful: 4 Great Items for your Fourth of July Party

AmericanaWith Independence Day just around the corner, it is time to start the preparations for this year’s festivities.  In order to host the perfect Fourth of July party, you need to make sure you have all of the essential items to make your party a hit! Whether the party is on the beach, or in the backyard one thing is for sure–it’s going to be one heck of a party!

Without further ado, here are your Fourth of July essentials!

1.  Grill

Regardless what your plans for today are, a grill is one of the most important items that you should have today.  Burgers, Hot Dogs, Brats, you name it! If its grill-able it’s the way to go today.  Simplicity at its best is a definite.  Just don’t forget your grill accessory set!

2. Stars and Stripes

It wouldn’t be the Fourth of July without some sort of red, white and blue.  So throw on a patriotic colored outfit and dress your kids up in cute sundresses and call it a day!  There are so many different options when it comes too festive clothing for the Fourth.  T-shirts, shorts, dresses and even swimsuits come in our nations colors.  You surely won’t be the only ones on the block wearing stars and stripes.  Make sure you pack the sunscreen!

3.  Patriotic Tablecloths and Utensils

Deck your party out with all of the patriotic trimmings. Colored utensils, flag themed napkins and tablecloths. What kind of Fourth of July Party would it be without the delicious burgers you grilled served on patriotic serveware?

4. Lights and Toys

Today is the day our country is celebrating its independence! Let’s honor what our forefathers have done for this country with fireworks and sparklers!!–(but since fireworks are restricted  in some states, let’s stick with lights that shine bright, and maybe some sparklers). Make sure to keep the kids entertained with a host of outdoor toys that will keep them going for hours.

So there you have it.  Stick with those 4 essentials and the rest is up for grabs! Happy Fourth of July.

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