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How to Plan the Perfect Fourth of July Picnic
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Patriotic July 4th Flag The 4th of July is almost here! That means fireworks, grilling, spending time with the family, and letting freedom ring. The most classic way to celebrate the 4thof July is with a fun picnic with the whole family. Wondering how to plan that picture-perfect picnic? We’ve got a guide to everything you need, so pack a basket, round up the family, and get ready for a celebration you’ll never forget!

Location

The easiest part of a picnic is the location! Find a park near you and scout a spot, but be sure to get there early if you’d like to be near an outdoor grill. If you’d rather stay at home and have got a backyard with enough space, you could always throw the party there.

Food

I don’t know about you, but our favorite part of a picnic is the food! Portable, easy-to-make picnic food is must. Start out with small bites to share, like apricot-prosciutto focaccia or a cheese ball trio. Bring portable Italian pinwheels or buffalo chicken tortilla roll ups for the main meal. Get in the 4th spirit with dessert like American cheesecake squares or patriotic fruit pizza. Make sure you bring enough for seconds—and thirds!

Fun

Get the kids excited for the festivities by making DIY flag t-shirts to wear to the picnic! Make custom decorated plastic silverware for the occasion using washi tape. Above all, the 4th of July is the perfect opportunity to get outside and have a great time. Bring a football or a Frisbee to toss or a soccer ball for quick game. Watch fireworks to celebrate freedom when the sun goes down. Search for the closest firework viewing location to you here thanks to MapMuse. For a more DIY experience, buy some sparklers and paint with light.

Sox!

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