The 4th of July fireworks are a great time to get the family together to enjoy the holiday together. Find a 4th of July celebration near you and go to see the fireworks together. Bring along a blanket for everyone to sit on and find a nice grassy spot that is comfortable for everyone.
Kids like to play with sparklers and so do some adults. Bring along some and light them up for the kids to play with and the adults too. Before you bring sparklers be sure there is no ban on them. I was once at a fireworks display and the sparklers were banned because the area was in a drought.
Bring some poppers so they can be popped and the paper inside can fly out and make a noise. Or get some snakes and light them up one at a time or light the whole package. The whole package can make a big thick snake and it is fun to watch.
Drinks are nice to have when watching the fireworks. Beer is common for the adults and soda for the kids. Snacks make the time when you are waiting for the fireworks to start seem special. Chips, candy or popcorn can make good snacks just like in the movie theater.
Insects are usually on the prowl at night and since the fireworks are shown at night you will need some bug repellent of some kind. I prefer to wear clothes from head to toe to keep the bugs away. A hat will also help to keep the bugs from biting.
If the fireworks are too late at night for you to stay up then you can have a barbecue in your backyard, at the beach or in a park. Get some hot dogs, hamburgers or brats and fire up the barbecue. Have chips and beans with some celery stalks on the side and have a good time. Serve a red, white and blue cake that you make yourself or you can buy one at the grocery store.
Hopefully the weather will be nice so you can play some outdoor games like badminton, croquette or bocca ball. If you are spending time at the beach you can swim and play some water games.
The 4th of July is the perfect holiday to get together with family. It is a celebration of our country and it is designed to be a fun holiday.