‘Murica 101: Awesome 4th of July Activities

‘Murica 101: Awesome 4th of July Activities

Hey Bagels,

America’s birthday is right around the corner, and with all of the hustle and bustle leading up to Independence Day it may be hard to plan that summer party you’ve always wanted to do. Well never fear, Coffee Meets Bagel is here! We have some 4th of July activities that will hopefully give you some inspiration. So sit back, relax, and fly the American flag gloriously outside your home.

Theme Party- Do a Red, White, and Blue party where your guests come dressed in patriotic colors or have the food colored red, white and blue if you’re feeling adventurous. You could also do a dance party with your guests (just make sure the neighbors are ok with it first).

4th of July party ideas

Red, white, and blue are always some classic summer colors

 

Chicken, Ribs, or Steak?- Food is always a must when it comes to parties. Sliders, chicken wings and other finger foods work best for a large party. But if you are having a gathering on a smaller scale try to prepare a meal; throw some steaks on the grill or pick up a pot roast from the market. Also, try to prepare (not cook) some the food the night before so that you aren’t stressing the day of. Here are some tantalizing examples:

4th of July Party Ideas

Ribs are always a great for a Independence Day meal. Check out this easy recipe by Mmm…is for Mommy.

4th of July Party Ideas

Fried macaroni & cheese balls courtesy of Kirbie’s Cravings. While they are a crowd favorite, this dish does need more prep time than others.

4th of July Party Ideas

A red, white, and blue trifle is a popular 4th of July dessert. Here’s an easy recipe from My Blessed Life.

 

B.Y.O.B?- Normally you and your buddies would head to the nearest grocery store to pick up a 30 rack of Bud or Coors Light, but not on this day. On this day America gained its freedom from England, and with that freedom some of the best craft beers were created by local breweries. So splurge a little!

4th of July Party Ideas

Craft beers are available in a town near you!

 

Fireworks- If you are planning to lighting your own fireworks check to see if your town allows them within its limits. Make sure you have a garden hose, or a bucket of water, on hand if something does go wrong. We also urge you to drink responsibly if you are consuming alcohol and lighting. Planning to go watch fireworks in a public area? Check out these spots!

4th of July Party Ideas

Remember, only “Safe and Sane” fireworks are allowed in cities that can sell fireworks.

Bronson Farr is studying Journalism at CSU Long Beach and is currently interning at Coffee Meets Bagel. You can check out some of his work at typhurionsgamestuff.wordpress.com or contact him at bronsonf650@gmail.com.

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