July 4 – Independence Day
American Independence Day only happens once a year, so when it does, it’s cause to celebrate. Here’s our guide to celebrating the 4th of July, the birth of the USA as it’s known today.
Where to go
The 4th of July is all about getting the squad together. Obviously, your mate’s backyard is great for a shindig but if they aren’t up for you hi-jacking their lawn there is of course…your place. If you don’t want to overdo it, you could always have a low-key day in at home, but still enjoy it with all the red, white and blue trimmings.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter where you are, only that BBQ’d food and fireworks* are involved.
Who to invite
Everyone. There’s no reason not to be inclusive. Invite your colleagues, your friends, your cousins, dogs. Anything with a pulse is welcome.
What to eat
BBQ meats (including sticky ribs and pulled pork), burgers (including an option for your vego friends), hotdogs, grilled corn on the cob with herbed butter, coleslaw, pasta salad, potato salad, leafy salad, and cobbler for dessert.
What to drink
Beer or cider are the drinks of choice on Independence Day, but you could always throw some blueberries in your pink lemonade to go with the theme.
When to call it a day (or night)
You know the saying nothing good ever happens after midnight? You should probably stick to that. But if you’re working the next day, it’s probably best to make an exit somewhere between 6-8pm.
* Sparklers for those DIY-ers. We take no responsibility for fireworks.
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