July 4th is one of the most popular holidays of the year. And while most of us are accustomed to celebrating at neighborhood cookouts and swimming pools, this year we’re finding some seriously fun ways to celebrate Uncle Sam’s birthday at home!
With COVID-19 cases on the rise in many states, this might be the perfect time to explore these exciting ideas to enjoy the day, while keeping your loved ones safe.
- A Feast for the Fourth
Nothing says July 4th like hot dogs, corn on the cob, coleslaw and apple pie, right?! Check out this link to 50+ 4th of July Recipes for the Most Delicious Independence Day Yet. There’s something for everybody in this amazing collection of mouthwatering recipes. While you’re there, you might want to take a glance at their Fun and Festive July 4th Cocktails to round out the meal!
- Crafts, Games and Activities
Just because you are celebrating in place doesn’t mean you have to give up your right to a great July 4th holiday. Looking for something to keep everybody active while also showing your love for the red, white and blue? Then check out this article on 20+ Fun 4th of July Activities for the Whole Family. Family games, patriotic decorations, fun activities and yummy snacks await you!
- Catch a Classic Patriotic Movie
No matter what your favorite film genre might be, there’s a patriotic movie out there you’ll love! July 4th has always been a big weekend for Hollywood blockbusters, so why not check out Good Housekeeping’s The 25 Best Patriotic 4th of July Movies to Watch. Whether it's an unusually rainy July day or you just want to escape the sun for a bit, turn on one of these 4th of July movies for action, drama, and (in some cases) humor.
- Get Artistic
Want to show off your creative side, try your hand at sidewalk chalk art. And if you want some real inspiration, check out this amazing site for a ton of ideas, What Moms Love. Whether you’re using traditional sidewalk chalk or spray chalk, you’ll find projects to keep your kids busy all day July 4th…and the rest of the summer too!
- End with a Bang
Yes, many firework shows have been cancelled, but that certainly doesn’t mean you can’t finish your Independence Day celebration enjoying the sounds and sites of a rocket’s red glare. You can still pick from a variety of spectacular televised firework programs that will leave you oohing and aahing. For details, check out these options: A Capitol Fourth; The Boston Pops Salute to our Heroes; and Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks.
The Fourth of July is a celebration of our country, summer fun and the American spirit. This year, it is also a time to be summertime safe! Happy 4th, have fun and stay well.