Celebrating Independence Day in the UNITED STATES on the fourth of July!
Food, Fun and Fireworks!
Party in the Park
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Hamburgers & Hot Dogs
Potato Salad/Baked Potato Bar
Red/White/Blue Frosted Cake
Ice Cream, Pops and Snow cones
Lemonade or Punch
Strawberries, Blueberries & Cream
Cold Drinks in Ice Buckets
4th of July Flowers and candle Centerpiece
Red, White and Blue anything!
Independence Day Wreath on front door
Mason Jar Craft
Fourth of July Party Favors
Instant Topiaries for the yard!
Silk seasonal trees/centerpieces
Summer Silk Foliage/Flowers/Wreaths
Red, White & Blue
4th of July Corsage
Bathing suits if needed
Weather appropriate outdoor clothing
Graphic Independence Day T Shirts
Patriotic Sun Glasses
Fourth of July Attire
Play Patriotic Music
Sing Patriotic Songs
Independence Day Flag Raising Ceremony
Plant A Tree
Host or attend a Fourth of July party
Go to a parade
Attend a Fireworks display
Photo Booth with Patriotic Props
Patriotic Stories & Movies
4th of July Sparklers (where it is legal)
Water Balloon Toss
Independence Day Festivals with Fireworks
Learn Patriotic Songs
Red, White & Blue Toys
Light up sticks
Fourth of July Bicycle Decorating
Ice Cream Cones
When circumstances prevent the gathering, there are always ways to celebrate with the guest of honor by letting them know you are thinking of them! Mailing and social media open the doors to communication and sharing. While it is not a good substitute for a good "old fashioned" party, the purpose is served, and memories are still being made! There are no rules for creating a unique way to celebrate any occasion, nor are there any rules for the timeline to do so. All of the ideas listed above for creating a party may not be feasible during this time of Covid-19, but I hope you are inspired by some of the thoughts and traditions to make your 4th of July party fly!
CELEBRATING! Every 4th of July, being an American is demonstrated with pride! Flags are waving everywhere, from city streets, front porches, and in our hands! Fourth of July parties are everywhere, from town commons to lakefronts and backyards! The common theme is always about the Red, White and Blue!
WHEN IT ALL BEGAN: On the 4th of July in 1776, the formation of the United States began with Congress adopting the Declaration of Independence! The 13 Colonies declared their independence from Great Britain, a new nation, The United States of America, was born. Every year, Americans celebrate this historic event, celebrating as one Nation!
FIREWORKS have been used to celebrate on Independence Day since July 8, 1776. These exploding displays were invented by the Chinese to ward off evil spirits, and used in Emperor's birthdays and holidays. Marco Polo brought them to Europe, where they were used to celebrate special events. England would use fireworks to celebrate the birthdays of Kings and Queens, which led to the new nation using them to celebrate the Kings end of power over them. Guns, cannons and fireworks were used in early nation
celebrations, and eventually calmed it down using fireworks, firecrackers, and sparklers.
THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDANCE was written to establish a system of government that would protect its citizens basic human God given rights, which are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. The United States of America was established on the principles that All Men Are Created Equal. Defending these rights is a civic duty. These basic elements are protected under the Bill of Rights.
RED, WHITE AND BLUE! The colors used on the American Flag have special meaning. White represents purity and innocence. Red demonstrates hardiness and valor, and Blue signifies vigilance, perseverance and justice. The stars represent each state in the union. Americans pledge allegiance to the flag, showing respect for those who fought for our freedoms, to stand by the core values under which the nation was founded, and to unite as citizens of the United States of America! The Pledge of Allegiance is properly recited with the right hand held over the heart, while looking at the flag. Americans often begin events, as will as start their day in classrooms across the nation, with the Pledge of Allegiance! God Bless America!