Tips for Hosting a 4th of July Party in Ladera Ranch
Summer is here and the 4th of July is right around the corner. With the gorgeous weather we are blessed to have down here in the summer, it’s the perfect time to host a 4th of July party in Ladera Ranch. Whether you are throwing a big backyard bash or a more intimate gathering with friends and family, here are some tips to help you host a successful 4th of July celebration.
5 Tips for Hosting a Backyard Party in Ladera Ranch
Patriotic Décor is Your Friend – When it comes to throwing a 4th of July party, there’s no such thing as too much patriotism. This is your chance to go over the top. Decorate your home with flag décor and color accents of red, white and blue, and stars and stripes wherever you feel needs a festive touch. From lighting to napkins to table toppers, bring your creativity to life and spice up your home in Ladera Ranch for your guests.
You can even make patriotic themed food and drink items. Crush different types of fruits like blueberries, raspberries and cranberries in separate bowls. Then using an ice tray, you can add the berries and water then freeze overnight. Pop them in beverages to add a festive flair. And if you’re feeling like really impressing your guests, you can prep these easy to make 4th of July popsicles to cool down your guests in the summer heat.
Prep The Food Beforehand – When it comes to the day of the party, you don’t want to be prepping food while your guests are arriving. So, the more you can get done in advance, the better. This 4thof July is no different, the more prep you can do ahead of time, the better off you’re going to be. The holiday falls on a Wednesday this year, which might seem inconvenient, but you’ll have a whole weekend to go shopping, prep your food and make some appetizers that can be refrigerated before the big day.
Use Herbs for Unwanted Pests – It’s summer time and that means that everyone is out and about enjoying the heat. Everyone from people to mosquitos can be found in the summer sun. Those pesky, uninvited guests have a way of showing up at the most inconvenient times. To make sure that you and your guests are properly protected against mosquitos, you can use rosemary and sage as a natural insect repellent. Throw some sprigs on the grill or in the fire pit to burn and naturally keep mosquitos and other insects away.
Invest in Eco-Friendly Utensils and Plates – One of the less desirable parts of hosting a BBQ or any kind of party is that you are left to clean up when all the guests leave. However, if you keep that in mind while planning the party, you may be able to save yourself a lot of clean-up by using eco-friendly cutlery and plates. There are many options out there, but if you have time to go to a local restaurant supply store instead of a grocery store, you may be able to find something that is unique as well as eco-friendly. Also try to set up recycling bins or trash bags to collect the waste, and not have to worry doing dishes. It’s a win-win for you and the environment.
Prepare for HOT summer weather! – After all, Ladera Ranch can get quite hot during the summer months, especially July. When you’re planning refreshments for your guests, make sure that you have plenty of ice and lots of bottled water available for your guests. Since you’re already recycling your cutlery and plates you can recycle the plastic bottles too. And if you’re feeling fancy, you could even use the ice cubes mentioned above to infuse water for your guests and set up a hydration station. Regardless, make sure you have plenty of water on hand for the day you are throwing your 4th of July party in Ladera Ranch.
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