When it comes to the 4th of July, parties and barbecues are everywhere. If you are planning a party for the 4th of July or Independence Day, you are likely getting ready to do some decorating, and in that case, you need to start being concerned with the sites, lights and sounds of your fiesta. Here are some tips to get you started on having great lights and sounds especially.
When it comes to decorations, light will inevitably play a big role. After all, your party will probably go into the night when it becomes dark, and you will likely be outside as well. Make sure that you decorate with lights of all kinds by incorporating candles, Tiki torches and string lights. This is a great way to get yourself some great party gear for the whole summer actually!
Paper lanterns are another great way to light everything up in your area. Try to have enough lanterns in colors like red, white and blue to create a theme in your garden or on your porch or deck. Just make sure that you never light paper lanterns using candles as this can be extremely dangerous. Instead, opt for string lights that have paper lanterns on top of them. If you don’t have string lights or hanging areas available for string lights, you can simply used battery charged tea lights to place inside the paper lanterns.
Another great way to use light at your Independence Day party is to put lights into glass jars and hang them around. You can use clear glass Ball jars or blue ones for the season. Both make a great glow and will be safe even when kids and pets are running around.
Even though the 4th of July is a time for great celebration, you don’t need to have marching band music going on throughout your party. Instead, think about turning on the best tunes of the summer, or if you’re interested, go ahead and a make a playlist ahead of time on one of the music apps that are often used.
If making playlists is just not your thing, there are often many pre-made lists to choose from. Opt for classics from the 50s, 60s and 70s, or if that’s not your style, choose new tunes, but make sure they are family friendly, especially if kids are going to be at the party.
All in all, decorating and setting up the music for your 4th of July party doesn’t have to be a huge ordeal that takes lots of time and makes you worried or stressed. It can actually be fun as you can see, and it’s a great way to get your family and friends together in the summer.