Fourth of July is right around the corner, which means BBQs, pool parties, and enjoying time with friends and family! If you're looking to make this year's Fourth of July the best one yet, make sure you have these essentials in your arsenal! From hosting tips to recipes for an epic BBQ, we've got you covered! Here are our top picks for the best Fourth of July ever!
1. Comfy seats
We might be slightly biased...but in our opinion, our inflatable lounger is the perfect addition to your Fourth of July party - or any party for that matter! Instant, lightweight, and portable seating? You can't beat it! The Shwaggins is also the prime place to sit back, relax, and enjoy the fireworks. Nothing beats chilling with a frosty in hand and taking in the views!
2. Holiday decoration
No Fourth of July party is complete without a few festive decorations! Star-spangled-themed coasters and tumblers are a great way to keep guests hydrated in the summer heat, and they can be used year after year. Red and blue Solo cups are an obvious choice! Pinwheels make for a colorful addition to any patriotic display, and they're sure to delight kids of all ages. We love bringing red, white, and blue face paint to really get in the mood! Nothing screams patriotic like a full face of red, white, and blue designs!
Let's be honest; for many of us, the Fourth is all about knocking back a few drinks. Check out this list if you're providing the drinks for the occasion - we're definitely going to try out a few of the recipes! If you're asking guests to BYO, make sure you delegate certain alcohol types to certain people, so you have a solid variety. From beers to Whiteclaws to tequila shots, you want to ensure your party has it all! If you're going to take your party to the next level, our favorite festive way to drink is red, white, and blue jello shots - check out our fav recipe here!
The best Fourth of July parties always have great food, and few things are more patriotic than a BBQ. But what should you serve? Hot dogs are essential, of course, but why not get creative with your toppings? Slaw and chili are always popular choices, or you could try something new like jalapeños or pickled onions. For sides, nothing says summer like corn on the cob and watermelon salad. And don't forget the sweets! Flag-themed cakes and cupcakes are always a hit, or you could go for something fruity like a strawberry pie. Whatever you choose, make sure you have enough to feed a crowd - because there is truly nothing worse than running out of food...the ultimate party fail!
5. Killer entertainment
The Fourth is the perfect time to gather your friends and family together for some good old-fashioned fun. Thanks to July’s sunny weather, there are tons of outdoor games you can play to stir up everyone’s competitive spirits and get them mingling. One of the all-time classic Fourth of July games is cornhole. There’s just something about beating your best friend at a game of cornhole that makes you feel alive. From water balloon tosses to three-legged races, there's sure to be a festive game for everyone - beer pong, anyone? Whatever games you choose to play, the Fourth is the ideal excuse to get everyone together for some friendly competition! Loser shotguns a beer!
Whether you're throwing a big party or just hanging out with friends and family, make sure you have all the essentials for a fun and festive day. Tag us in your party pics with your Chillbo! Extra points if you have a drink and a hot dog in hand!
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