5 Tips for Throwing the Best July 4th Party

The fourth of July is easily one of the most exciting holidays of the year, and everyone likes to enjoy the sunny weather by celebrating outside with plenty of food, friends, and fireworks! But just like with any holiday, it can be a bit stressful – especially if you plan on throwing your own celebration rather than attending one this year.

If you want to throw an Independence Day bash that is kid-friendly and parent-approved, you still have plenty of time to organize a successful party. Your friends at Game Truck Richmond have compiled five expert tips for throwing the best July 4th party this year!

1. Organization is Key

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when trying to arrange the best Independence Day party for your guests. Make sure you keep a checklist so that everything you plan can be easily checked off.

Don’t forget to create a guest list to project how much food you need to prepare and how to arrange the party layout. And remember to set your budget ahead of time so that you don’t get carried away!

2. Check the Weather

Regardless of whether you plan your Independence Day bash to be inside or outside, it’s essential to check the weather. Thunderstorms can quickly ruin an outdoor party, so plan to have a backup option! Make sure an indoor space is ready if needed.

3. Food

Let’s cut to the chase here – a party lacking food can turn from good to bad in seconds.

Make sure when preparing for your guests that you make (or order) food that is easy to eat; otherwise, your party goers will want to wander around and eat on the go. Burgers, hot dogs, fruit kabobs, cookies or brownies are all simple foods that are incredibly delicious for both kids and adults.

4. Entertainment

Thinking of party games for kids can be a difficult task because you want to ensure that kids of all ages are having fun. Fun and age-friendly games such as laser tag, water tag, and bubble soccer are simple and will keep the kids entertained for hours. But if you want to get bonus points for party planning, book Gametruck Richmond and ensure that your guests stay entertained for hours!

5. Fireworks

It can’t be a Fourth of July party without fireworks, can it? If your state allows it, you can purchase and set off fireworks from the comfort of your home. If this isn’t the case, you can plan the party accordingly so that your guests can walk or drive to a nearby fireworks show!

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How To Throw The Best Fourth of July Party

The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and it’s time to start planning the festivities!

While adults and kids alike are looking forward to backyard barbeques, fireworks, and spending time by the pool, the host of the party is usually met with one question – how do you throw the best Independence Day party?

Never fear – here at Gametruck Charlotte, we’ve made a quick guide to help you host a Fourth of July party the neighbors will be talking about for the rest of the year!


You say party; we say FOOD!

Food is the guest of honor at almost any party, and you’ll be pleased to hear that the Fourth of July doesn’t require any fancy meals. Your guests will be more than happy with the traditional barbeque featuring hot-dogs and burgers. If you’re adventurous and want to add a little twist to the favorites, check this recipe out for a fun take on the classic hot-dog or explore vegetarian and vegan alternatives!

Another way to make sure guests don’t run out of yummy treats during the party is to ask guests to bring snack foods and desserts. It’s a great way to strike up a friendship with a neighbor you just haven’t gotten the chance to talk to (while saving a bit of money as well).


What’s a party without some decorations?

The decorations are what sets the tone of the party, and they’re the first thing guests will notice when they arrive. So it’s important to stay on theme, but also keep things simple. Visit your local dollar store for affordable decorations – anything works as long as it’s red, white, blue, or sparkly!

And here’s a pro tip: white plastic cutlery and paper plates and napkins tend to cost less than blue or red ones. Your wallet will thank you, I promise.


Now the million dollar question: how do you keep everyone entertained until the fireworks start?

It’s not as hard as it looks! Set aside an area in the yard for some outdoor sports and games, like volleyball, frisbee, and bean bag tossing. If you want to keep guests of all ages happy, book GameTruck Charlotte and guarantee that everyone has so much fun, they won’t even notice the time passing!

No matter what you do, remember to stay safe by providing sunscreen and insect repellent, and by keeping an eye on adults that are drinking. The important thing is that everyone’s going to have a blast just by spending time together.

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What Video Games Are Coming Out in 2018?

It is any gamers dream when the long-awaited video game of the year finally hits the market. The experience of logging on to your device and seeing the games opening credits for the first time is such a thrill. 2017 was an excellent year for video games, so 2018 is going to have to step up its game to beat last year’s stellar selection. Luckily, your gaming experts at Game Truck San Jose have provided you with the ultimate list of video games coming out in 2018.

Spider-Man (PS4)

Due to be released later this year in September is Spider-Man! This open-world adventure game is packed with action as you scale the streets of Manhattan fighting crime. You can also switch up characters and play Mary Jane as she works as an investigative reporter. With this game rental, you get the best of both worlds.

Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4, Xbox One)

Though the release date is still to be determined, this game is created as the prequel of Red Dead Redemption, originally released in 2010. Little to nothing has been released about this game other than the fact that you will be playing as a member of the Van der Linde Gang. The suspense is chilling.

The Last of Us 2 (PS4)

This game takes place in a world doomed by a zombie takeover due to a fungal infection outbreak. This second game of the series is left to the imagination without a release date. All the director Neil Druckmann can say is, “This story is about hate.”

Crackdown 3 (PC, Xbox One)

The third installment in this series promises the same futurist approach to crime fighting as the previous two. Crackdown 3 assures the original aspects of the past games, but offers more environments to patrol through with even bigger super abilities. The release date is still a mystery.

Metro Exodus (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

This post-apocalyptic gaming series was previously located in the subways of Moscow, but will now be expanded into the snowy streets of the town. Mutants are roaming the street and a gas mask is a must for survival. The 2018 release date is still up in the air.

State of Decay 2 (PC, Xbox One)

The first game in this series was released in early 2013 and although it was rough around the edges, it was deemed different from other zombie games. Rather than the typical shoot and kill scenario, this game focused on community engagement. If your character were to die, another member of the community will take your place. The second installment is yet to have a release date and is said to be expanded into a four-player co-op.

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