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7 Great Independence Day Party Ideas for 2019

Nothing screams Independence Day like fireworks, hot dogs, playing children (and grownups), and lots of red, white, and blue. However, you didn't necessarily have to attend a pre-planned event to enjoy your Independence Day this year, an intimate Independence Day celebration with your family and friends can be just as enjoyable and one way to make it memorable is by giving the party a theme. Our Nashville car service specialists have therefore come up with a list of several party ideas you can borrow for your Independence Day celebration this year.
Wherever you choose to set up your party this year, we recommend employing a reputable car service like our car service in Nashville for all your transportation needs. It’s amazing to see thousands or hundreds of thousands of patriots come out to celebrate their freedom but the vehicle and human traffic that emanates from this is simply unbelievable. With our service, all you have to do is relax in the back of one of our luxury vehicles and enjoy the company of your friends and family as you are transferred to a location of your choosing in a safe and expedient manner. Now, without further ado, let us have a look at some of the best ideas suited for your 4th of July party this year.

The Cookout

We recommend hosting a large family cookout with all your family and friends this year. The ideal cookout will have different stations set out for meat, vegetarian options, sides, desserts, and beverages. Since most cookouts are outdoor events, the summer heat may also require you to set up a water station with ice, mint, and fruits for anyone who doesn’t take cocktails. To give your cookout an Independence Day theme, we also recommend decorating with red, white, and blue balloons, patriotic linens, star-shaped garlands, and confetti. You can also spice up the setting by including menu cards, 4th of July quotes, and more. For even more fun at the cookout, incorporate games that everyone can partake in; for example, football toss, a potato race, tag, etc.

A Block Party

Gather your neighbors and collaborate to throw an Independence Day Block Party. The Block Party can include a cookout station as described above and we recommend incorporating lots of activities to keep everyone entertained. For example, carnival games, a mini-parade, costume contests, photo booths, and more. You also want to include plenty of beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic since you may be out in the sun for the entire day. This is also a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors better and create a sense of community on your block. 

4th of July BBQ

This may be a little obvious to most of us; it seems BBQs and the 4th of July go hand-in-hand. Nonetheless, this is a classic yet simple Independence Day party idea you can borrow for a laid-back celebration. Gather your closest friends and family to your backyard on the 4th of July and enjoy each other’s company, a few drinks, and take turns barbequing the meat. Incorporate lots of red, white, and blue decorations including banners, tiny flags, glassware, ribbons, balloons, etc.

A Brew Party

This may not be ideal where kids are involved, but if you have the opportunity to get away with the guys on the 4th of July, this is something you can consider. What pairs well with BBQ? We’ll give you one guess… beer. Stock up on a variety of brews and get together with all your friends for an Independence Day brew party. Make it even more interesting by coming up with creative BBQ recipes such as ale-braised mutton, beer battered pork, and so forth.

Independence Day Picnic

This is yet another simple idea you cannot go wrong with on the 4th of July. Invite all your friends and family to a picnic in the park or by the local lake. Just be sure to bring lots of dining options including BBQ, vegetarian options, sandwiches, cakes, and plenty of beverages. You may also want to bring bikes, balls, water guns, etc., to keep the young ones entertained. Also, if possible bring red, white, and blue colored blankets, plates, and cups, to keep everyone in an Independence Day mood. 

A Pool Party

If you or someone you know has a pool in their backyard, you can consider hosting a pool party for your 4th of July party this year; what better timing for a pool party? This can be combined with a barbeque to satisfy appetites after everyone is tired of playing in the water. Include a lot of snacks for the kids who will probably be too excited or too busy to take some time off for a proper meal. Throw in red, white, and blue beach balls in the pool to give it a patriotic theme and to add to the water fun. If you are feeling a little extra, you can also have everyone come with Independence Day-themed swimwear.

The Beach Bonfire

A lot of people celebrate their 4th of July at the beach and perhaps you have done so in the past. The beach is a great place to enjoy your independence day because the expansive ocean and the vast sky give off the feeling of limitlessness and freedom. This Independence Day, we recommend incorporating a bonfire to your beach celebration, some marshmallows, and a few games to keep everyone occupied. The best thing about a beach celebration is that you don’t need to do much decorating, but you can encourage everyone to come in red, white, and blue attire and you could also throw in some patriotic beach balls in there.
The greatest challenge when it comes to throwing an Independence Day party, or any multi-generational party for that matter is that you need to maintain a balance in terms of amenities and activities in order to ensure that everyone enjoys the event. Some people will be happy to sit back and chat, some would love to run around and shoot water guns, while others would prefer to sit silently and enjoy a drink as they watch the kids play. Read your crowd beforehand and ensure that everyone has something fun to do at the party.

Posted on May 10 2019

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