Chances are, this year’s 4th of July celebration is going to be a bit more of a big deal than it was in 2020. Now that many of us are vaccinated and COVID-19 cases are fewer, we can plan small outdoor gatherings for close family and friends. A party in the backyard? It’s been so long that the idea sounds revolutionary! How will you celebrate? We have 6 revolutionary 4th of July celebration ideas we’d love to share. Let’s get this party started!
1. Decorate the Scene
Red, white, and blue is a no-brainer color scheme when it comes to the 4th of July. Keep it simple with balloons, disposable paper goods, and a floral centerpiece in the theme colors. Repeat these colors throughout all the aspects of the party for a cohesive and fun statement. If you need some additional protection from the sun, check out Fronheiser Pools for some new umbrellas.
Adding some fun strings of party lights will give the backyard a festive air once darkness falls. You might like them so much that you end up leaving them up the rest of the summer!
3. Stay Hydrated
Kids tend to be so distracted by all the fun in the water that they forget to stop and have a drink once in a while. It may be hard to entice them away from the pool with a bottle of water, but if you offer a red, white, and blue popsicle, you will get their attention. Fill popsicle molds from the dollar store with layers of red, white, and blue sports drinks for an easy freezy treat. In addition, a jug dispenser of iced tea or lemonade will appeal to guests of all ages.
4. What to Eat
“Keep it simple” is the best advice for serving food at a pool party. You could make it a potluck and ask your guests to each bring a different salad. Potato, pasta, fruit, and veggie are all terrific options. Draw slips of paper to assign your guests their designated salad to get a good variety.
For the main course, skewer up some kebabs in advance for easy grilling at mealtime. 4th of July desserts are easy with the tri-color theme. A mixed berry trifle can feature red, white, and blue colors and be made in advance. Or get the kids to help out ahead of time by decorating mini cupcakes with sprinkles in the theme colors.
5. Party Games
It wouldn’t be a party without some new pool toys and pool games to play. Fronheiser Pools has a fantastic selection of floats, lounges, and inflatables. Our assortment of pool games is no less awesome, including pool tic tac toe, badminton, volleyball, disk golf, target games, and much much more. Shop online or in-person in our showrooms. You will find something to appeal to everyone on your guest list.
Stock up on extra sunscreen and a few colorful beach towels and you will have things pretty much covered. Don’t forget the sparklers for when the sun goes down. Most importantly, be sure to spend a moment of reflection being thankful that pandemic-related restrictions are beginning to be lifted and that once again we can enjoy the company of our family and friends.
All of us at Fronheiser Pools wish you the very best 4th of July. We hope our 6 revolutionary 4th of July celebration ideas will help make your small gathering a huge success. Providing quality products for all your outdoor needs since 1965, we are here with all the supplies you need for a great pool party.