Independence Day, the Fourth of July, is coming fast. Spring has barely begun, and we are already looking at the middle of summer. With lockdowns lifting all over the country, people are looking to get outdoors, have some fun, and reengage with their fellow Americans. Hopefully, it will be one of the most memorable parties for years to come. There are lots of different ways to recognize the day and show your patriotism, so pick out a dozen or so of your favorites, and get loose. The best ways to celebrate Independence Day are always with close friends, family, and plenty of good vibes.
Head to Toe in Stars and Stripes
If you have a flair for fashion and like to stand out, then dress the part. Find every article of clothing you can that is red, white, blue, or some combination of the three. Don’t forget the stars—there must be stars in the mix. Challenge yourself and your friends to see who can find the most outlandish clothes, hats, and accessories for the day. It won’t be hard; the only problem will be budgeting enough money to buy everything you want.
Drape Your Place the Same
If you are hosting a party that day, your house should look the same. It should look like a 30-megaton bomb of red, white, and blue went off in the backyard. Start with the classic bunting that Major League Baseball loves to drape on everything for opening day. Get tablecloths, napkins, plates, mini-flags, food, drinks, cups, and anything else that fits the motif of the birth of our nation.
Make a Playlist
The day is going to need a soundtrack, no matter if you are at the beach, at home, or playing volleyball in the park. There are music streaming services that allow you to make your own playlists and store them forever. Find your favorite, and load it with songs about ‘Merica, having fun, and putting a smile on your face.
Watch Some Explosions
Some people call them fireworks, but let’s be real—they’re explosions, and we love them. Every town, city, and township across the country has a fireworks display. Go out and watch several, if you can fit it in. Towns stagger them, and some have them on different days, so it’s possible to view more than one.
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
While all these other things are going on, don’t forget the most important part: eat, drink, and be merry. It is a day of celebration to spend with friends and family and to forget about work and everything else, if only for an afternoon. Only you know the best ways to celebrate Independence Day for you—make it so.