Top Ways to Enjoy 4th of July Weekend

It’s that time of year again where families break out the barbecue grill and fireworks in celebration of our nation’s birthday: 4th of July weekend. Depending on what you have in store, maybe you've already planned far ahead or perhaps you're making final lists of what to bring, eat/drink or wear ahead of the weekend.

We have a few tips for you for various activities, or you can even incorporate them in the rest of your summer plans. Traveling to visit family or friends? Enjoying a staycation? Organizing a BBQ in your own backyard with family or friends? Planning to watch the fireworks somewhat? No matter what you do, food and activities will play a huge role in making your holiday weekend a great time with family and friends.

Curious to know what the top food, drinks, and activities are for this summer?

Start preparing for the holiday weekend now (you still have a few days left before the weekend),so your celebration is full of great memories and family fun!

Here's a selection of popular top 5s, recommended to add to the holiday weekend fun:

Top 5 Foods to Pack to a July 4th Picnic

  1. Rice Krispie Treats
  2. Smoked Ham
  3. Cupcakes
  4. Fruit Tarts
  5. Picnic Salads

Top 5 Summer Drinks to Make

  1. Hibiscus Tea
  2. Banana Smoothie
  3. Cold Brew Coffee
  4. Cucumber-Mint Water
  5. Lemon-Blueberry Sweet Tea

5 July 4th Activities You Can Do In Your Backyard

  1. Water fight
  2. Movie screening
  3. Camping out
  4. Tie-Dyeing
  5. Picnic

If you’re going to spending time outdoors, whether you're going to beach or want to go hiking or you're staying in your backyard, make sure to protect yourself. Have sunscreen ready to reapply every two hours and a first aid kit in case of falls and accidents.

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