8 Tips for a Spectacular 4th of July

There’s no better feeling than the one you have when you’re right where you need to be. When you open the front door of your new home and think to yourself, “This is where I’ll plant my roots, where I’ll raise a family.”

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A barbecuing, lemonade-sipping, cannonballing, day filled with fireworks. Fourth of July is finally here and what better way to celebrate than with friends and family in the comfort of your home? Fire up the grill, light the sparklers, and follow these tips to make it the best one yet!

 

1. Let’s get set up

Nothing is worse than attending a party where you can’t locate the provisions. A beverage station creates the perfect spot for people to mingle while a buffet-style food setup allows them to snack as they please.

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/tips/g3620/summer-party/?slide=1 

 

2. Fire up the grill

Independence Day was made for foodies. From steak and grilled chicken to skewers and salad, these dishes are sure to make you the talk of the party!

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/g413/great-grilling-recipes/ 

 

3. Time to get crafty

There’s no need to dwindle your pocketbook on pricey decor. Check out these crafts that simply ooze ‘Merica.

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/craft-ideas/g2477/american-crafts/ 

 

4. When life hands you lemons

There’s no better way to celebrate summer than a tall glass of lemonade. Ditch the Crystal Light and reach for this recipe instead. We recommend mixing with a bit of unsweet tea to create a delicious Arnold Palmer! 

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/a16857/drink-fourth-0705/ 

 

5. It’s all about the trimmings

Ready to deck your home out in red, white, and blue? These patriotic pieces are sure to impress visitors!

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/g2229/fourth-of-july-decorations/ 

 

6. Step aside

Potlucks can be a little tricky, especially if multiple people end up bringing the same dish. Stand out from the crowd and check out these five spins on Fourth of July favorites!

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/a23936/july-4-side-dishes/ 

 

7. Safer than sparklers

If there are children in you or a guest’s household, these DIY pinwheels are the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit!

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/a18627/fourth-of-july-pinwheel-craft/ 

 

8. The icing on the cake

Life’s too short, eat dessert first. Finish off another successful Fourth of July with these eight decadent treats. 

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/g1748/red-white-blue-july-fourth-desserts/ 

 

We hope you all have a wonderful holiday with family, friends, and that these tips find you well.

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