Pull out the red, white and blue — it’s time to celebrate the Fourth of July **cue the fireworks**! We’re so excited to throw the ultimate backyard party! Are you planning on throwing an Independence Day party? If you are, there are a few things to do to make sure it’s your best party yet. After chatting with our party-planning experts, we’ve created the perfect four-step plan for hosting a Fourth Of July party that will leave your friends and family buzzing for weeks to come!
STEP #1: Get Into Party-Planning Mode
The natural first step to any party is planning — your must-do activities, the drinks and snacks you’ll be serving, and how to decorate your backyard. We’ll be making sure that everything is red, white and blue, and we think you should too! Our favorite games to play definitely include backyard tic-tac-toe and of course, a sack race for the kids. Really go all out with a photo booth and funny props! You’ll look back on these pictures for years. Oh, and don’t forget the popsicles! Still not 100% sure where to begin planning? We’ve got you covered with our Independence-Day-party-planning Pinterest boards full of games, treats and decorations.
STEP #2: Dress Your Deck
Once you’ve mapped out your party plan, it’s time to decide on some red, white and blue decor. According to the experts, there are a few crucial items to make a party the best it can be: a welcoming wreath, outdoor lighting, comfy lounging areas, cooking tools and table settings. With that in mind, we went out in search of the perfect festive wreath, and naturally, we found it at KIRKLAND’S! Once it starts to get dark, don’t let the party stop. These twinkling star lights from POTTERY BARN OUTLET come in red and white, and are perfect for any outdoor space. Thinking of lounging, we searched and found these festive pillows at KIRKLAND’S. And when it comes time to cook dinner, we’re making sure you have the proper tools. These skewers from WILLIAMS SONOMA OUTLET are a must, and so is this KIRKLAND’S table runner and this blue tray from WEST ELM OUTLET.
STEP #3: Get the Family Dressed
The next step is to pick the perfect outfit for every member of your family, including yourself! Our party-planning experts say it’s best to pick out pieces that are comfy and classic. For him, keep with the red, white and blue theme from head to toe. Start with a basic comfy tee, like this one from GAP FACTORY. Pair it with bright red shorts and white sneakers for a full themed look! We found these at BANANA REPUBLIC FACTORY and AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS. This look is perfect for grilling the night away. For the hostess with the mostest, keep things festive to fit your theme. A show-stopping maxi, a pair of red sandals, and some elegant earrings will definitely do the trick. When we searched for the perfect ‘fit for her, we found these pieces at BANANA REPUBLIC FACTORY, J.CREW FACTORY and ANN TAYLOR FACTORY. Put together, this outfit will totally turn heads.
For the kids, it’s all about the graphic tees. Your little girl will love rocking a festive graphic tee from CARTER’S BABIES AND KIDS. It will go perfectly with a pair of blue shorts and some fresh white kicks. Stop by OSHKOSH B’GOSH and OLD NAVY OUTLET to find styles like these. For your little man, a red, white and blue tank is definitely the way to go. This one is from OLD NAVY OUTLET. Pair it with some dark denim shorts and a pair of tie dye flops for the ultimate cool-kid look. We found these at H&M and OSHKOSH B’GOSH if you want to pick up the same styles. They’ll be ready to play the day (and night) away!
STEP #4: Kick Back & Relax!
All that’s left for you to do now is enjoy your party! We hope you have a very happy Fourth of July!
If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Independence Day all weekend long, we have you covered. Come experience our July 4th weekend SUMMER SUPER SALE! Your favorite brands will be showing off the top trends of the season in beautiful sidewalk setups. Peruse around the center, browse the sidewalk setups and save BIG on your favorite styles. Get the whole family smiling while they shop this Fourth of July!
Don’t forget that there are three ways for you to shop these styles and home decor pieces. Shop with us in person, opt for curbside pickup, or take advantage of our Virtual Shopper! No matter how you choose to shop, save big on the brands you love. Happy shopping!