Even though most of the 4th Of July city festivities are cancelled this year, you can still make the most out of celebrating the country’s red, white & blue!
Here are some ideas to add a little more spark & sparkle to your at home USA Party!
Dress Your Best:
Pull out your red, white and blue clothing. Flag accessories and anything that can accompany the celebration while wearing fun patriotic attire!
Set The Table For A Festive Feast:
Whether your lighting up the BBQ or grabbing takeout to support your local businesses, a festive table can make a big statement. It can be as simple a red, white and blue plates and napkins that can be used all year round. Throw in a fruit platter of watermelon and blueberries and you’re on your way to chowing down all day.
No Pool In The Backyard? Create A Waterpark:
With the weather being so hot here for the summer (and the beaches closed), it’s the easiest activity to be outside and cool off in your swimsuits. Grab a kiddie pool, squirt guns, splash pad, water balloons and make a backyard waterpark! And… don’t forget the sunscreen!
Add A Sweet Treat & Setup a S’mores Station:
Grab the graham crackers and marshmallows for a smokin’ hot, delicious s’mores station! Adding various red, white and blue colored fruits can add a fun twist to your sweets.
Watch Fireworks On Television Starting July 1st:
Macy’s is taking a guerilla approach this year to its annual Fourth of July fireworks spectacular. Instead of one big pyrotechnic show on the Fourth, it has planned a series of smaller fireworks displays throughout New York City all week long. The displays will be short and launched from undisclosed locations throughout the city to prevent crowds from gathering during thepandemic. The 5-minute displays start July 1st and will continue throughout the week, culminating on Independence Day itself, Saturday, July 4.
If you don’t live in New York — or even if you do and are smartly avoiding large crowds — you can watch the fireworks on TV on Saturday night. NBC will televise Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks show from 8-10 p.m. ET on the Fourth.
So don’t fret, since the 4th of July falls on a Saturday this year, you still have the whole weekend to enjoy the summer weather, grill up delicious food, spend time with your friends and family, and plan some fun activities that still include practicing social distancing.