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Celebrate Independence Day!

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Now that Father’s Day is in the rear view mirror it’s time to start preparing for Independence Day!  Gather the patriots, cook up the hot dogs and get ready to party!  Don’t worry, we’re here to take the stress out of party decor and ideas this fourth of July.  Plan ahead and enlist your creative side (and of course a few custom labels) to take all the hard work out of the decorations.

Enjoy your own party by getting all of the food ready beforehand.  This is easily done with food labels and gable boxes.   These striking cobalt labels can be personalized as needed, and the gable boxes can be added into the purchase.  That’s one-stop shopping!  Use 3″ x 3″ labels for the front of the box and tie it all together with a decorative ribbon.  Complete the festive boxed lunch with red and white food liners and patriotic bandanas.  Fourth of July gable boxesDon’t overlook the hot dog!  Add a few strips of pretty craft paper in different widths for a pretty presentation, literally tied together with a bit of twine.July fourth table spreadUse the cut bandanas from your gable boxes to wrap your plastic ware up nicely for an easy grab-and-go for your guests.  Employee cheery water bottle labels that work great around old-fashioned milk jars, and can double as favors.  Decorative paper straws, and patriotic placemats will be the final touches for your Independence Day tablescape.  Be sure to remember the citronella candles if your guests will be sticking around into the evening.
fourth of July party decor

A patriotic pie like this one is way too pretty to go into a box!  Create a dessert table for your party so pretty pastries like this star-studded blueberry pie can steal the show.

Fourth of July Blueberry Pie

Don’t forget to plan on some entertainment for the masses since your Fourth of July celebration is likely to involve a few kids.   You can create a cheap and easy game with “Rocket Toss”… fun for kids and adults alike!  Get the complete DIY tutorial here.July fourth gameRocket Toss won’t be the only thing beloved by all.  Make sure your guests are covered throughout the party, with sun protection during the day and a bit of sparkle at night.  American Flag sunglasses will make for fun photos and sparklers are a surefire way to play well into the night.  Go the extra mile and get colored sparklers to really dazzle your friends and family.patriotic party favors fourth of july party favorsNeed a few Fourth of July Ice breakers for your party?  Here’s a few fun facts about America’s birthday:

Only one US president, Calvin Coolidge, was born on July 4.  Other notable Independence Day babies are Nathaniel Hawthorne, Neil Simon and George Steinbrenner.

While only one US president was born on July 4, three died on that day: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe.

The song “Yankee Doodle” was originally sung by the British in mockery of the unorganized “Yankees”.

The Star Spangled Banner was originally written as a poem by Francis Scott Key in Baltimore’s Fort McHenry during the war of 1812.  It became our official national anthem in 1931.

Approximately 150 million hot dogs will be eaten on July 4th.

 

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