Sarah Jensen

How do you plan to celebrate the 4th of July? From testing your trivia to making your own national flag, there are numerous ways to make this day extremely special. There is something interesting for everyone - you can choose from crafts, games, exhibitions, or even a party with lots of friends. You can also find lots of interesting ideas from the World Wide Web or internet, where online event management and ticketing is the latest fad. Even the smallest of parties or get-togethers can be organized and promoted online.

Rather than searching for menu items and decor that come from afar this Independence Day, try looking a little closer to home. For the decor, consider what natual elements from your yard or local farmer's market might create a relaxed and homey look and reflect your sense of place. Leaves, shells or river stones make pretty placeholders. Simply write your guests' names on the leaf, shell or stone with a permanent non-toxic marker. For take-home gifts, pick up tree saplings at your local nursery and tie a name tag or thank you card to the stem. You could also check this place about celebration tips to learn more.

Relay races are generally great choices for July 4th games. Your guests will form teams of three to five people and take turns racing to retrieve flags. The team that retrieves the flags the fastest wins. You might also consider having a classic gunny sack race. Your guests will have to get into the sacks and race each other to see who can hop down a field the fastest. These types of race games are especially good for young guests who have a lot of energy. For your older, less physically active guests, you should probably have some indoor 4th of July party games to offer.

A parade can be a fun activity that just shouts "4th of July!" Ask your guests to decorate their cars, bikes, scooters, etc. in patriotic designs after they arrive at the venue. They can be as creative as they like, but make sure that you have all the items on hand to decorate the vehicles. You can announce the prize for the best decorated vehicle at the end of the party.

One of the best ways to celebrate the 4th of July is by having a classy barbecue with friends and family. Celebrating freedom is exciting and why not do it with everyone you love around you. Enjoy a day full of good food, good friends, and great fireworks at the end of the night. This traditional holiday falls right in the middle of summer, which means it is the perfect time for a great barbecue.

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How about this for a 4th of July party idea? Ran a Bocce Ball contest after dark. Use one of the light up leis as the polena so the players could spot the target. Bocce is a fabulous family game. It is lawn bowling but we play it with a spin. You throw the polena (the small target ball) and wherever it lands you play to it. It is a great bonding game between the adults and the kids.