4th Of July - Things To Do


The Fourth of July is quickly approaching, and if you're still looking for something to do on the day, you are not alone. Though there are plenty of parades and firework shows that you can watch both in-person and virtually, if you're looking for food-centric ideas that keep interactions down while still letting freedom ring, there are more than enough options for you to choose from. And most of them can be done even be done right from your home!

Already have your activities planned, but still need to put together a delicious menu? These recipes will help you create the best Fourth of July menu ever.

Have a themed picnic.

If you haven't gone on a picnic yet, please add this to the top of your list for Fourth of July activities. Not only will it serve as a way for you to socially distance (if you're not yet comfortable being around others in close proximity), but it also will give you an opportunity to do something different for the holiday. Not sure what type of foods to bring on your picnic? Don't worry, we've got you covered with these portable recipes.

Throw a patriotic-themed backyard boogie down.

Ready to kick off summer with some of your close friends? Fourth of July is the perfect time! Decorate your backyard with some red, white, and blue items, have your guests arrive in attire of the same color, and get ready to have a good time. You can even take it a step further and only have red, white, and blue foods, too.

Only offer up red, white, or blue drinks.

Whether you're hanging out with family or decide to have a party with friends, make the day worth talking about by only serving up colorful drinks. From Blueberry Lemonade Margaritas to Boozy Sour Watermelon Slushies, there's guaranteed to be a delicious and festive Fourth of July drink for everyone to choose from.

Have a baking contest.

It doesn't matter if you choose to celebrate the day with your loved ones in person or do so virtually this year, setting up a baking contest is a fun and creative way to do it. Let everyone show off their baking skills by creating their best red, white, or blue dessert. And, if the contest is in person, let the taste test be a factor in determining who wins.

Watch themed movies.

Rather spend a day indoors instead of baking in the sun this year? Make your favorite popcorn combination (like this Cookie Lovers Popcorn), grab a delicious drink (ahem, ideas above!), and get ready to binge all of the best patriotic movies to date.

Create a Fourth of July dessert table.

Take your patriotic party to the next level by treating your guests to an unforgettably sweet dessert spread. From unique S'mores and Campfire Strawberries to eye-catching and mouthwatering cupcakes, your dessert table will be the only thing talked about until next year's bash.

Set the tone with the right type of music.

No holiday party is complete without the right type of music and the Fourth of July is no different. Whether you curate the playlist of tunes yourself or make it a collaborative one so that the whole gang can join in, just be sure to let freedom ring when you hit play.

Fourth of july.