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Thursday, June 27 2019

Can you believe next week is already July? Summer is in full swing and hopefully the June Gloom is over, and the sun is here to stay! If you’re skipping the annual Fourth of July lake or beach camping trip this year and celebrating at home, we know how to throw the ultimate Independence Day party! Use this check list to plan a patriotic pool party that your family and friends will enjoy.

Open Your Bi-Fold or Multi-Slide Patio Doors and Expand Your Party Space

Prepare your indoor-outdoor space for the celebration by cleaning, organizing, and decluttering. Make sure everything is in its’ place, stow away fragile objects, and rearrange furniture that might be obstacles for guests. Leave your accordion or multi-slide door systems open so everyone can easily mingle inside and out.

Learn more about creating an indoor-outdoor entertainment space with folding or sliding patio doors.

Spruce Up Your Outdoor Kitchen and Prepare for Barbecuing

Make sure your outdoor kitchen and barbecue area is clean and ready for the party. Check the propane tank, plug in the fridge, and gather the barbecue tools. Don’t forget to clean the grill beforehand—we like these bristle free grill brushes because they eliminate the risk of metal bristles ending up in your food.


Plan a Delicious Snack and Lunch Spread

The best part about any party is enjoying tasty food alongside great company. You should design a food and snack menu so you can head to the grocery store with a complete list of ingredients in hand. Knowing what you need before your trip to the market will save you tons of time and eliminate the need for last-minute trips back to the store. For recipes of Fourth of July favorites, unique twists on the classics, and patriotic dish inspiration, visit Delish’s Fourth of July Recipe Page—we can’t wait to make these red, white, and blue cheesecake strawberries!


Setup a Cocktail Bar with Festive Drinks

Your Fourth of July party isn’t complete without some refreshing beverages and cocktails. Waters, sodas, and juices are great options for the kids, but be sure to supply some alcoholic options for those who’d like to enjoy a cocktail or two and relax on this fun-filled holiday. You can never go wrong with margaritas, however if you want to present a “drink of the day,” try out one of these festive concoctions:

Create a Designated Photo Spot with Props

Locate an empty wall to hang up a backdrop (an American flag, perhaps?) and create a photobooth for guests to enjoy. Provide silly hats, glasses, signs, and other patriotic props so everyone can dress up and take fun pictures. You are likely to find photobooth props at your local Party City, or you can check Amazon, or DIY your own!

Decorate with Lots of Red, White, and Blue

Finally, don’t forget to use Fourth of July decorations to transform your indoor-outdoor entertainment space and get everyone in the patriotic spirit. You can find fun, cute decorations at your local dollar store!
















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