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Fun at home- 4th of July Activities

Angela von Detten

Like most things in 2020, 4th of July is likely to also look a bit different this year! Here are some ideas you can do at home & still make this holiday one for the books!

Go Camping in your Backyard.


Can't make it to an real campsite this year? I love the idea of backyard camping instead!

Grab some blankets & sleeping bags...and enjoy watching the fireworks from the comfort of your own home!

​​​​​​​Here is a helpful guide for backyard camping! 

Take a Family Bike Ride 


Have fun with this one!

Take a few laps around your block...and make sure to decorate your bikes with flags, streamers, and ribbons!

​​​​​​​You can purchase red, white, and blue streamers here!

Create 4th of July Cocktails. 


Celebrate Independence Day with a delicious and festive sip!
Here are some quick & easy recipes I'm excited to try

    Sparkling Lavender Cocktail-

    • 1/2 oz. lavender simple syrup
    • 3 dashes lavender- lemon balm bitters
    • 3 dashes orange bitters
    • 2/3 c. Gruet Sparkling wine, chilled
    • Lavender spring and orange zest, for serving

    Old-Fashioned Lemonade-
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    • 1 1/2 c. sugar
    • 1 1/2 c. fresh lemon juice (from about 10 lemons), plus 2 lemons, sliced
    • Berries and fresh mint sprigs, for serving.
    • Add vodka or gin

    Bake a Red, White, & Blue Treat. 


    Enjoy your celebration in the sweetest way... with delicious themed desserts!

    Check out these recipes to get some inspiration!

    I know I want to try the stars and stripes cupcakes & the star studded berry tarts! 

      Play Patriotic Games.


      ​​​​​​​Bring on some competition with your family & friends by playing 4th of July inspired games!

      Here are some fun games to consider: ​​​​​​​

      • Red, white, and blue tag
      • Fourth of July Bingo
      • Water balloon dodge ball

      For more games, check out this link.​​​​​​​

      Dine Al Fresco


      Sometimes, the best holidays are the ones celebrated with just your close family & friends.

      Enjoy a backyard barbeque, make use of your outdoor kitchen/grill, decorate the table, and dine outside!

      Check out these ideas for cool centerpieces!

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