Time to Celebrate the 4th of July!

The birthday of our nation is just around the corner. Now is the time to start making your celebration plans. I want to share some great ideas to help you celebrate this 4th of July!


  • Take in a Firework Show!

I know this is a no-brainer, but it is a wonderful tradition and great fun for the whole family! Do a little research to determine the best place in your area to watch the fireworks. If you can’t make it to an outdoor setting, there will be several televised versions of live fireworks.

  • Host an American Themed Block Party!

Your party could showcase all American foods! Invite your friends and neighbors and assign great dishes like cheeseburgers, buffalo wings, corn dogs, lobster rolls, philly cheesesteak, & deep dish pizza! For dessert, serve pecan pie, chocolate chip cookies, S’mores, or brownies! You could also play colonial games! Check out this site for some fun game suggestions; https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/51363/7-games-people-played-colonial-america

  • Visit a Historic Site

If you want to beat the heat, visit a historic site in your local area. Immerse yourself in history and enjoy our heritage.

  • Display the Flag

Show your American pride by flying our national flag. Be sure to follow the guidelines for displaying the flag. A great place to learn about the proper way to do so is the American Legion. Here is the link to learn all about it! https://www.legion.org/flag/code#:~:text=i)%20When%20displayed%20either%20horizontally,the%20observer%20in%20the%20street.

  • Wear Patriotic Tee Shirts

 Get your whole family to select patriotic shirts to wear to your celebration.   You could even make some special memories with your family by creating your own! Tie-dying T-shirts using red, white, and blue would be a creative way to display our colors!     

  • Think Outside the Box (Random Acts of Kindness)

The American spirit has always been about giving to others and being neighborly. Show kindness to your neighbors by offering to mow the lawn for an elderly