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!

Food

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).

Decorations

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.

Entertainment

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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It’s hectic to plan a party, but we make it easy for you here at GameTruck. With our trucks preloaded with the newest games and consoles, your next party will be one that people will be talking about for years to come. Contact us today at (704) 629-7128, or visit our website to see how we can make your next party one to remember!

10 Ways to Rock Your DIY Minecraft Party

You, too, can take on a DIY Minecraft Party. We’ve culled Instagram for 10 of the most amazing DIY Minecraft Party crafts and found tutorials to match the awesome! Start today and your child’s Minecraft Party will be legendary!

William 7th Birthday!! Happy Birthday Boy!! #minecraftthemes

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Try using these DIY Minecraft Printable Cubes to spell out your birthday gamer’s name.

Get a similar look with this DIY Minecraft Creeper Wall Art.

Mine craft Cookies. #bressweettreats #sugarcookies #royalicing #tnt #minecraftbirthdays

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These DIY Minecraft sugar cookies will blow your mind!

Mine craft Sword Cake. #bressweettreats #minecraftbirthdays #birthdaycakes

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Try a DIY Minecraft pull-apart cupcake cake! This looks like so much fun to eat!

Michael’s 7th birthday!! #minecraft #minecraftbirthday #minecraftparty #creeper #birthdayparty

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Try a This DIY Minecraft Balloon Wall will make your party POP!

Try a This DIY Minecraft Block cake is a lot easier than the one pictured.!

Mel shares just how she made her DIY Minecraft Grass Block cake and it looks deliciously simple!

Check out this DIY Minecraft Creeper Toss game!

Check this out if you need easy DIY Minecraft Snacks for your party!

This is the best DIY Tic Tac Toe tutorial we’ve found. It’s for Valentine’s Day, but with a few adjustments, it could be a great Minecraft game.