Our Forefathers must have been thinking about us and how we would celebrate this day for years to come, when they put their John Hancock on the Declaration of Independence in 1776. July 4th is a great day for a national holiday (not to mention the great sales). The weather’s beautiful, school’s out, and friends and family can take vacation time to travel and see each other. With such great conditions, comes so many options for spending the day.
For this week’s Top 10 Tuesday, here are our Top 10 things to do to celebrate the Fourth of July!
Soak Up the Sun at the Beach
Grab the SPF, beach towel and umbrella and head on over to your local beach. Make some sand castles, collect some sea shells, play some beach volleyball, and catch the waves. If you’re lucky, maybe your beach is also doing a fireworks show at the end of the day that you can stick around for. It’s prime beach weather, so make the best of it!
Hang out by the Pool
If there’s no beach close by, or you’re just not into dealing with the crowd, grab your sunglasses, and lay out by the pool. Kick back, and sip some home made cocktails, while getting your tan on. Not down for the lazy vibe? Get your Michael Phelps on and do some laps in the pool. Swimming is one of the best exercises for your body.
Play at the Park
If you’re not about the aquatics for the Fourth of July, keep it dry by going to the park. Spend some time throwing around a frisbee or a football. Whatever floats your… well not boat, but you get it. This is a great option for the little ones and any four-legged friends.
Fourth of July BBQ
Have a Picnic
Pack up a yummy picnic basket and grab a blanket. Head out the door and enjoy the wonderful July weather. Pick a picnic spot at the park, beach or even your front yard. Just be outdoors and enjoy the day.
BBQ it Up with Friends & Family
If you’re the life of the party or the hostess with the mostest, then the Backyard BBQ scene is definitely for you. If you’re the one hosting the shindig, then make sure you’ve got the grill going at all times with enough hot dogs and burgers for everyone. If you’re the life of the party, get on the dance floor and show off your moves.
Bake Brownies, Cupcakes & Other Goodies
This is one of my personal favorites. I have a killer sweet tooth, so any chance I get, I love making some delicious goodies. The Fourth of July is a great excuse to fire up the oven and start baking. You can make some yummy cupcakes, cakes, cookies or brownies and decorate them like the American Flag. If you’re having guests over, any of those options are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Go to a Local Fireworks Display
What better way to celebrate our nation’s independence than with fireworks lighting up the night skies? Find out what events are going on in your area, and check out their fireworks displays.
Celebrate our nation's independence with fireworks lighting up the night skies.
Watch the Macy’s Fireworks on TV
The Mac Daddy of all Fireworks Displays, is undoubtedly the Macy’s Fireworks Show over the Hudson River in New York City. If you live in New York, then you definitely need to see the fireworks show live, at least once in your life. If you can’t see it live, then grab the best seat in the house and watch it on your television. You get to see the same spectacular show, without the residual smell and smoke.
Shop the 4th of July Sales at the Mall
Want to beat the heat and stay in the cool air conditioning? No problem. Head over to your favorite indoor mall, and grab all of the 4th of July sale items you can carry. Don’t want to go anywhere? That’s cool too. Bust out your laptop and browse through PennySaverUSA.com to find great deals on what you’re looking for!
Educate Yourself on Independence Day
Yes, it’s great to have fun and enjoy yourself, but don’t forget why July 4th is a Holiday. Dedicate some time out of your day to look up the history behind the Fourth of July. If you’re a know-it-all, then challenge yourself to find out something new about our nation’s Independence Day that you didn’t already know.
Have a safe and fun Fourth of July!