Fourth of July Hosting Tips

Hosting isn’t easy, but when done correctly, the fantastic memories it yields make all the preparation worth it! There are many tips and tricks to throwing a successful Fourth of July party. Bektrom has composed a few of the best hacks to ensure your event runs smoothly and is spectacular.

4 Fourth of July Tips for Hosting a Get-Together

1. Prepare as Much as Possible in Advance 

Food such as grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, or barbeque must be made during the party. Still, preparing snacks, appetizers, and other dishes can be done beforehand. Not only does this help you save time on the Fourth of July, but it also gives guests something to munch on as they wait for the main course. If you need help finding appetizer ideas, check out Bektrom’s blogs and recipes for inspiration! Preparing in advance continues beyond the food. Set up decorations, tables and chairs, and other party favors and ensure the festivities run seamlessly.

2. Find Ways to Stay Cool

Only some have the luxury of having a pool, but there are plenty of other ways to keep your guests cool. Refreshing beverages and frozen desserts always do the trick; they’re tasty treats that help lower your body temperature and keep everyone hydrated under the summer sun. Hand-held fans are another way to cool off, and they double as the perfect Fourth of July party favor.

3. Keep the Bugs Away!

Nothing is more buzzkill than getting bitten by various insects at an outdoor party. Having your Fourth of July party earlier can help the problem, but it is a partial solution. We suggest lighting citronella oil torches around your yard and other bug repellents, such as an electric zapper or citronella candles. Of course, having bug spray for your guests is also a must!

4. Get the Guests Involved 

There are many ways to make everyone feel included during the holiday festivities. For starters, try a themed dress code. In the spirit of the Fourth of July, having everyone wear red, white, or blue is an easy theme everyone can participate in. Additionally, having games and other activities done in pairs or groups can be an icebreaker and help all the guests get to know each other while keeping them entertained.

The Fourth of July is a holiday that brings neighbors, friends, and family together. With a little extra planning and tips to keep the party going smoothly, the only thing you will have to do is sit back and enjoy the festivities!

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