Three cheers for the red, white & blue!! Happy Independence Day, America!
Fourth of July is prime family BBQ time. I spend it with my boyfriend’s family every year. Last year we decided to wear matching outfits…funny story about that. My boyfriend’s mom bought us all matching flag shirts. So I show up to the BBQ in my flag shirt and see her and her husband rocking the shirt; then I look at my boyfriend who was NOT wearing it. He didn’t wanna match with us…what a loser, right? This year we don’t have any matching outfits in the works due to last years screw up. I still don’t know what exactly I’ll be wearing tomorrow, but I do have some ideas in mind.
4th of July Food
Food is the best part of any party and you can’t go wrong with a classic cheeseburger or hot dog. You just can’t. As for dessert, well I’m sure it’ll be lots of red, white & blue incorporated desserts. I’m planning on bringing some festive looking chocolate covered pretzels. They’re so yummy and one of my favorite treats. They’re also really easy to make. All you need are pretzel rods, white chocolate melts, and food coloring. Melt the chocolate, separate it and add food coloring so it’s red, white, & blue then dip your pretzel, let it cool and bam! you’re done. Simple, quick, & very delicious.
4th of July Activites
The host of this year’s 4th of July bbq has an awesome bar in their backyard. So most of us sit at the bar and chat, and once people start getting bored, that’s when the games begin! Nothing crazy, just a fun game of bocce ball or kan jam. I’m not a fan of bocce, but my boyfriend’s family clearly LOVES that game. It’s the “old-timers” vs “the youngins” lol. We (the 20+ year-olds) are obvi the youngins, as the parents are the old timers. Last year they kicked our ass, but this year we’ll kick theirs! As for kan jam, only us youngins play and I’m either amazing and you need me on your team, or I’m the worst player. There’s no in between, it just depends on the day. Sometimes my frisbee goes right for the slot…other times it goes for the parked car across the street… (I close my eyes on throws like that. Cause I like to think that if I don’t see it, it didn’t happen…even though I know that’s NOT the case haha.)
And to end the night of celebrating the USA you have to cozy up on your front lawn and watch all the fireworks! Our fireworks last year were awful in my opinion, but the neighbor three houses down had great ones so at least we got to see those too! Hoping that this year will me a lot better, but if not it’s nice to know that the guy three houses down always delivers an awesome firework show.
Let’s not forget about playing with sparklers, those little fire sticks that everyone draws in the air with! Perfect photo-op for the 4th of July!