Looking for something to do this summer? Have friends and family over to celebrate the best summer holiday, Independence Day! It’s a great excuse to get together for barbecue and swimming pool fun! Here are some tips for planning your 4th of July themed gathering.
Make the Pool and Backyard Festive
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Then, for the party, spruce up your pool even more with floating red, white and blue LED lights or glow sticks tossed in the water. You might also consider colored pool accessories, such as beach balls, floating lounge chairs, etc. Change the cushions on your outdoor furniture to colors that match the holiday as well. Hang red, white and blue lights or paper lanterns from anything in the backyard that will stand still, such as a tree or your pergola.
Feed a Crowd
It’s not a pool party without some awesome food; there are so many options! Have a potluck where all the guests bring sides and you provide the meat, be the ultimate host and create a menu, or find your sweet spot somewhere in between. Check out some easy 4th of July recipes from Good Housekeeping, these recipes from Delish, or start a Pinterest board to get brainstorming!
Don’t Forget the Fireworks
This too, has so many options! You can have your party on a different day than the main thoroughfare so everyone can do their own thing, such as watch a local grandiose display. Maybe you’re super lucky and can see that grandiose display perfectly from your backyard — in which case, you should definitely plan your party for that night and avoid the crazy crowds to just be with your closest friends and family.
Regardless of how you do it, you are probably going to disappoint a guest or two if you don’t shoot off at least a few fireworks at your 4th of July party, since that’s what the holiday is notoriously known for. Whether you provide them all yourself, do potluck fireworks to share, or everyone just bring their own, it’s a necessary part of your party plan, for sure.
With a little planning, you’re sure to bring together a great swimming pool party for the holiday. Have a fun and safe 4th of July!