The 4th of July is right around the corner. While some think of a wild celebration of explosive bright lights, others may not prefer the use of fireworks on Independence Day because of concerns about the risk of injury or fire they pose, or the damaging effects they can have on dogs and other family pets.
If you’re looking to celebrate 4th of July sans fireworks, here are a few fun suggestions:
Water balloons! Yes, water balloons! Your guests (and kids) won’t complain about a lack of fireworks if they’re dousing each other in water balloons. This also goes for water guns, water slides or even running through a lawn sprinkler, a timeless fun activity that kids never grow tired of.
Outdoor movie night. Once the sun has set, instead of lighting up DIY fireworks in the yard, set up an outdoor screen with a store-bought inflatable or good old-fashioned white bed sheet tacked to some trees. Download a movie on a laptop or connect a DVD player, hook up a projector and speaker source and all that’s left to do is make the popcorn! If equipment is a challenge, no worries – just head inside for a 4th of July themed movie night. Independence Day, anyone?
Cook off. To create some healthy competition, have a cook off at your 4th of July party. Challenge guests to bring their best appetizer, chilli, or most inventive burger patty. Then vote on the winner and hand out fun prizes.
Fire pit. A small backyard fire is much more controllable than fireworks. If you just can’t imagine the 4th without some fiery fun, build a small fire in the backyard and get to roasting those marshmallows.
I hope you enjoyed these fun ideas for celebrating the Fourth of July. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly with your real estate questions!