Set up an At-Home Waterpark
Assemble an inflatable pool, pull out the sprinklers and hose, bust out the water and sand tables, set up a slip n slide - all of these can be purchased or DIY’ed, depending on your preference and DIY skills. Kids and adults alike will be entertained for hours and appreciate the refreshing cool down.
Hot Dog Eating Contest
No 4th of July is complete without hot dogs. If you’re feeling adventurous, host your very own Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. You can also serve a variety of hot dogs (kosher, vegan, classic) and have a taste test. Partner it with mustard, ketchup, and relish, and you’re all set.
DIY Home Theater
If you miss the movie theater, you’ll love the idea of a backyard theater! You just need a widescreen television (or a projector), mats, cushions, and you’re good to go. Join the rest of America in watching ‘Hamilton’ on Disney+. Don’t forget popcorn and soda!
Why stay indoors when you can make a good meal right in your backyard? Throw your favorite meats and veggies on the grill, and get everyone involved in making their favorite side dish, salad, or appetizer. String up some lights and eat under the stars.
Simply set up a tent on your lawn, build a small campfire (if your neighborhood allows), and cap off the night with s’mores and scary stories.
If you’re looking to burn some calories, go for a bike ride. It’s a great way to stay in shape while enjoying the warm summer mornings. Plan out your route ahead of time. Remember to bring water and ready-to-eat snacks such as granola bars and mixed nuts.
How do you plan to celebrate Independence Day?