The fourth of July is not only a time to celebrate our independence but a time to get together with family and friends. Here in Southern California we have the luxury of having warm weather and sunny skies pretty much all year round. This is a perfect combination for having an outdoor party this July 4th.
Besides making a guest list, the first thing you will need to do is figure out where to host the party. Knowing that most of our public parks and beaches will be jam packed, hosting a backyard garden party makes for a perfect solution. With so many extra guests you might be wondering where you can find extra tables or chairs for your party. Look no further than Signature Furniture Rental. Adding extra tables and chairs makes it easy for you to get your rental furniture picked up and dropped off without any hassle.
Next up you have to plan your décor. Red, white and blue are the signature colors for this day, and feel free to decorate liberally. Making your own star spangled table runner is a great way to dress up your new table rentals and give the party some Independence Day flair. Try this tutorial from Shabby Creek Cottage. In addition to table décor, hanging paper pinwheels, bunting, and flags in the traditional American colors make for excellent decoration choices.
Food choices can be a little easier than making your own decorations. Traditional American foods like hamburgers, hot dogs are a staple for this holiday. But instead of going with the boring barbequed meat patties and hot dogs, try these classics with a twist. Try making whiskey burgers like this recipe from Pass the Sushi and serve them with a side of spicy BBQ fries from Dine and Dish. The Fourth of July is a great opportunity to remake classic American dishes. Try making a fruit salad using blueberries, strawberries and summer fruits that coordinate with the color scheme. You can even cut your fruit with star shaped cookie cutters for an extra patriotic touch.
The most important thing this holiday is to have fun and stay relaxed with the whole thing. Don’t stress out and be sure to try some of these recipes for your own amazing Fourth of July party!