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Ready to make a splash with the best Independence Day party ever? We have all the ideas you need to throw the best 4th of July party yet. Where to start? We'll give you a hint: It starts with an awesome party tent from American Tent!
Fourth of July Party Ideas
Below are some tried and true 4th of July party ideas--and some newer trends that are sure to make the day a success.
Host a Barbecue
Your backyard is an oasis, a place for feasting and living the good life. Show it off by hosting a barbecue under a party tent from American Tent. Choose a simple pop-up or add a sense of occasion with a pagoda or cross-cable. Fire up the grill and use your tent for shade and seating while entertaining the day away.
Top tip: Set up garbage and recycling bins outside so you have fewer guests going in and out of your air conditioned house.
Hit the Beach
The 4th of July is made for family and friends. Spend the day with them on the nearest beach. When ballasted properly, a 10' x 10' pop-up tent is the perfect way to enjoy the sun and sand without getting scorched. A tent is a great option when you want to protect your loved ones from the sun. Pack plenty of water and sunscreen and enjoy!
Top tip: Use an old fitted sheet to create a sand-free zone. Place bottles or coolers in the corners to prop up the sheet walls.
Camp in Your Own Backyard
Whether it's under one of our event tents or in a traditional camping tent, a backyard camp out is guaranteed fun. The best thing about it? Your indoor plumbing is never far away. Download star finder apps, gather some firewood, and bring plenty of s'mores supplies. Make sure to find out when the fireworks start and position your camp chairs accordingly.
Top tip: Old school Walkie-Talkies are a fun and retro way for kids to keep in touch with the grownups inside.
Screen an Outdoor Movie
Top tip: Bacon salt makes great popcorn topping. What's more American that bacon?
4th of July Cocktails
Make your drink selection Uncle Sam approved. Bloody Marys, vodka tonics, and blue lagoons are the red, white, and blue drinks your guests deserve. Even better? Vodka is the base of all of them, so you only need to buy one kind of alcohol.
Make sure your guests don't over serve themselves; have plenty of water and non-alcoholic beverages on hand, along with plenty of snacks. Your 4th of July party should be both fun and safe.
Top tip: Bacon salt makes a great addition to your Bloody Mary. Use it to rim glasses or sprinkle as you would celery salt.
If it's the 4th of July, it's probably hot and sunny out. Throw a pool party and start a 4th of July tradition. A party tent is a great way to provide shade and shelter for guests--they are ideal if you don't have a pool house in your yard.
Top tip: Hire a lifeguard and keep pool rules clearly stated so you can spend more time having fun and less time fretting over guests.
Make it Your Own
No matter how you choose to spend your 4th of July, make it a safe and memorable one. At American Tent, we wish you a safe and happy holiday. We hope we helped you get some great ideas for how to make your 4th of July party truly special, and if you are looking for a party tent for sale, we are always happy to help you.