Ahhh, the 4th of July … it’s all about kicking back with family and friends and celebrating this great country of ours. Make this year’s celebration memorable and keep the traditions alive. You’ve got all the makings for a fabulous and fun traditional affair with a twist. Be as unique as our country is with your 4th of July party this year, and let The Party Goddess! help you to make it sparkle!
4th Of July Tips
- Light Up the Night! Invite your guests in a unique way. Send them a matchbook and tell them to get ready to “Light Up the Night” with fabulous food, drinks and great company.
- Pop Goes the Champagne! Serve up the perfect summer cocktail! Combine equal parts champagne & ginger ale. Then add a Popsicle right before serving! Not only will this make your drink fun and colorful it will keep your guests cool and hydrated.
- Corn on a Cob Stick! Make your food quick and easy to grab. Small portions and fun serving dishes can make food easier to eat and mingle all at the same time. Grill up some corn and serve on long skewer sticks. Crab cake sliders and Mac n’ Cheese served in mini soufflé cups with keep your guests full while keeping the BBQ tradition.
- 4th Of July Desserts. Indulge your guests with a fabulous popcorn bar. Give them all the mixings to create their very own sweet treat. Serve up some yummy kennel corn with different toppings such as M&M’s, pecans, and interesting spices (i.e. cinnamon & sugar or ranch powder).
- Patriotic Décor! Create your own patriotic décor with red, white and blue paper pompoms. Don’t forget glittery stars! Let the buffet be the centerpiece to your event and create fabulous risers and serving dishes!
- Timeless Photos. Whether you have a photographer at your party or you are the photographer, set up a cute and easy photo booth! Guests will enjoy taking pictures and you will love looking back on them. Include fun props such as American Flags and other patriotic items!
Random 4th Of July Quotes, Facts & Figures:
- Fourth of July was declared a legal holiday in 1941.
- Our national mascot, the bald eagle, can achieve speeds of nearly 200 miles per hour when making a predatory dive. During a normal flight, the bald eagle can travel up to 30 miles per hour.
- Legend has it that the Chinese made the first fireworks in the 800’s, filling bamboo shoots with gunpowder and exploding them in the New Year with the hope that it would scare away evil spirits.
- The origin of Uncle Sam probably began in 1812, when Samuel Wilson was a meat packer who provided meat to the US Army. The meat shipments were stamped with the initials, U.S. Someone joked that the initials stood for “Uncle Sam”. This joke eventually led to the idea of Uncle Sam symbolizing the United States government.
- Wondering who wrote the Declaration of Independence and who signed the Declaration of Independence? Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence with the help of a selected committee composed of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston. There were 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence which included: John Hancock (president of the Continental Congress), Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry, Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery, Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott, William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris, Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark, Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross, Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean, Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton, William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn, Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton, Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, and George Walton.
- “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.” Abraham Lincoln
- “My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.” Adlai Stevenson