Independence Day is right around the corner, meaning it’s time to show your true colors — beyond the red, white and blue. Let your freak flag fly this 4th of July with whatever activities feel most in line with who you are. Need some ideas? Here’s our top picks — from outdoorsy adventures to indoor card games.
Slip ‘N’ Slide
Not a fan of balloon bruises? Try a slip ‘n’ slide — either store-bought or homemade. Water is always fun on a hot day, but so is greasy oil if you can’t locate a sprinkler or hose.
Potlucks are a great way to bring friends and family together — even round up the entire community. Invite your neighbors over and ask all attendees to bring a homemade dish to share. Set up a game of hopscotch for the kids and cornhole for the teens, grab the grill, make some BBQ goodies, and play some tunes!
If you’d rather stay indoors this year, why not have some friends over for American classic films? With movies playing that everyone’s seen, full-on attention is not necessary. You can snack, chat, and play games while watching favorites like American Pie and Forest Gump.
Time for a DIY! Grab some cheap white T-shirts from Target, some dye, and rubberbands. Roll up the shirts and get to dippin’! A grassy backyard patio is the perfect place to enjoy some fruit salad and flavored chips, while creating your U-S-A attire.
Baby Pool Cocktail Hour
This one’s a great pick for the little ones! Grab the glitter and patriotic paints. Get crafty with U-S-A bubble letters, stars and stripes!
Chalk the Sidewalks
People of all ages can’t deny the love for sidewalk chalks. It’s time to feng shui the driveway and neighborhood streets with some colorful drawings the whole community can enjoy!
Have a pal with a boat or lakehouse? Nothing screams ‘Murica quite like grilling hamburgers by a lake, after a full day of tubing and water skiing. Swim around the water with cozies in hand, and soak up that sweet July sunshine!
Do you and your buddies enjoy games like Euchre, Pandemic or Cards Against Humanity? With a solid supply of PBR beers, vodka-soaked watermelon slices and hotdogs, Game Night just got a whole lot more patriotic.
Whatever fun activities you choose to take part in this upcoming holiday, be sure it includes plenty of country music, backyard baseball, ample amounts of junk food, and all other things “America.”