- Host a Neighborhood Parade. Okay, if you're like me, there are no other neighborhood kids, but maybe do a Facebook invite and ask your friends to come over for a mini-parade, some lemonade and cookies.
- Light Sparklers, set off small-time fireworks, or just use some glowsticks to have twilight fun.
- Play Games - like Flag Relay where kids run little flags back and forth. The winners can get some yummy cakepops.
- Make cakepops. If you're not familiar with these sinfully delicious and easy-to-make treats, check out bakerella's site.
- Host a lemonade stand. And be super-sweet and donate the money to a good cause like the United Way or a local mission organization.
- Make fans. We all know it's about 10 bajillion degrees in SC in July (what? It is!), so these useful and patriotic fans would be a smash!
- Have a water-balloon fight. Come on, adults, you can join in, too.
- Tell the kids WHY we have Independence Day - tea parties, Jefferson and Washington, the whole bit. Extra credit for acting it out with costumes.
- Have a cookout. Invite over the fam and friends and crank up the old grill! Burgers, dogs, corn - what more could you ask for?
- Watch Fireworks. Of course - this is a no-brainer.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
4th of July Celebration Ideas
Independence Day is fast approaching, and I thought I would cover some family-fun activities we could all give a try this weekend: