One of the most fun (and loudest!) holidays of the year is quickly approaching! If you love everything stars and stripes, then you’re also more then likely super excited about any upcoming 4th of July backyard BBQ’S as well! Trust me, I don’t blame you at all! The 4th of July is such an amazing holiday, as family and friends come together to celebrate freedom. Nothing is better than that!
If you are thinking that this year is your year to shine in hosting your own 4th of July backyard BBQ, then you’ve got a bit of planning and prep work to do! Have no fear, here are some super simple suggestions for hosting an epic 4th of July Backyard BBQ!
Super Simple 4th of July Backyard BBQ Ideas
Let the holiday be the theme. Don’t overcomplicate the BBQ. Having a party with a red, white, and blue theme are the three colors that do a great job of representing the 4th of July holiday. If your guests want to add a few stars and stripes as well, let them go for it!
American food staples are a MUST. What would 4th of July backyard BBQd be complete without hotdogs and hamburgers? Those two items are first on your shopping list. Period. Go all out with the toppings that you offer for your burgers and dogs, and let each person doctor them up to their liking. Food is a must, and you will find different types of condiment concoctions that one can put on their hot dog!
Don’t forget to purchase the star of the BBQ, the sprinklers. And honestly, if it’s hot outside this can mean a water sprinkler for the kids to run about and have fun in, or this can mean a firework sprinkler for everyone to have and wave around. Sprinklers can be dangerous, remember what you are dealing with fire and fireworks! And keep in mind that if the bugs are “bugging” you a bit, the smoke from your sprinkler is a good way to deter them away from you and your skin.
Keep it simple. The beauty of having a 4th of July backyard BBQ is that it is simple, easy, and FUN. The more that you feel like you need to plan and have everything perfect, the more that you are missing the point. Relax!
Have everyone invited BYOB. Let’s be honest…the real cost of any type of event or gettogether comes from supplying all the drinks for everyone in attendance. This year? Tell guest you will supply the protein and they can bring drinks. Guest bringing their own beer will save lots of money.
End the night with a bang. Depending on your budget and your love of fireworks, plan on ending your BBQ with a fireworks show for everyone who made it. It’s the universal sign that the party is over, plus it’s a tradition to shoot off fireworks on the 4th of July! You absolutely cannot break tradition! (unless it’s illegal to shoot off fireworks in your town or your state. That’s a whole other issue. And if that’s the case? Just google some fun fireworks being shot off around the world and have them projected onto an outdoor screen for everyone to watch!)
Being the host of a 4th of July backyard BBQ is actually a ton of fun. You set the theme, you decide the menu, you host the activities, and you choose the fireworks…whew! Pretty awesome, right? Sounds like an amazing way to celebrate the 4th of July!
What do you feel make the bbq a success for the 4th of July?