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Fourth of July Fun

Fourth of July is right around the corner, and we declare your freedom to go a little crazy with red, white and blue at your backyard barbecue.
Fourth of July Fireworks


Decorative drinks.
Here’s a fun way to prevent beverage mix-ups. Have red, white and blue plastic cups available, along with patriotic-themed, self-adhesive foam stickers (available at craft shops). Each guest is invited to personalize his or her own cup. You could even have a contest for best cup design.

Patriotic sundaes.
Kids and kids at heart will love building their own ice cream sundaes. All you need is vanilla ice cream, chopped fresh strawberries, fresh blueberries and whipped cream. Kick it up a notch with strawberry syrup and blue sprinkles.

Festive decorations.
The possibilities are endless here. For starters, if you have an American flag, by all means display it. Cover the kids’ tables with white paper, and have plenty of red and blue crayons to go around. If the festivities linger into the evening, red, white and blue votives or twinkle lights are a delight to the eyes.

Fireworks safety.
If you plan to include fireworks in your celebration, safety is of the utmost importance. Be sure to check and see if your local municipality allows the use of any fireworks – even sparklers! Should this be allowed, take precautions to make sure all parties involved, both your guests and those offering to help with the fiery display, are safe.

Want even more patriotic party ideas? See even more party ideas from Wisebread. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

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