On party day, before everyone arrives, decorate with flags, banners and balloons in patriotic red, white, and blue. Homemade 4th of July craft projects can also serve as decorations, or wait until the party is in full swing so that everybody can participate in a fun 4th of July party activity.
Fourth of July party food? It couldn't be easier: simply fire up the grill to serve your favorite backyard barbecue specialties. Also have plenty of cold drinks on hand (alcoholic, non-alcoholic, and don't forget the homemade lemonade - clearly marked in outdoor coolers so guests can help themselves.)
Throughout the day, fire up the DVD player loaded with summer or patriotic-themed music, or point your tablet or laptop browser to YouTube to find a 4th of July music playlist for a sing-along of popular favorites.
When the party's over, send your guests home with goodie bags filled with red, white and blue jellybeans, lollipops, and miniature American flags.
Make fun a big part of the menu this holiday with the help of online resources bursting with great ideas, tips and advice on cooking up a memorable Independence Day get-together, backyard party
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