The fireplace is often the focal point of an outdoor setting, and it can be a cozy spot to gather around with family and friends. If you’re looking for a unique way to entertain your guests, why not throw a fireplace party?
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This 4th of July, take your backyard barbecues to the next level with an outdoor fireplace. Not only will it keep your guests warm as the night goes on, but it will also add a touch of ambiance to your party. Here are some tips to ensure your Fourth of July outdoor fireplace party is a hit.
Choose the Right Location
When it comes to hosting a Fourth of July outdoor fireplace party, location is everything. You’ll want to choose a spot close to your house so you can easily keep an eye on things but also far enough away from any trees or bushes that could pose a fire hazard. If you have a patio or deck, that’s usually the best spot for setting up your outdoor fireplace. If not, you can always set up a fire pit in your yard. Just clear away any debris beforehand and keep a bag of sand or water nearby in case of emergencies.
Decorate Your Space
No Fourth of July party is complete without some patriotic decorations! String some red, white, and blue lights around your outdoor fireplace or outdoor fire pit, and hang American flags from any nearby trees or fences. You can also set out some festive tablecloths and place confetti on the tables. For an extra touch, try making some DIY luminaries by filling mason jars with sand and battery-operated candles.
Make Your Food and Drinks Seasonal
Fourth of July is the perfect excuse to fire up the grill and make some burgers or hot dogs. But if you want to wow your guests, try making seasonal dishes like grilled corn on the cob, watermelon salad, or patriot popsicles. And don’t forget the drinks! Frozen cocktails like red, white, and blue slushies are always a hit in the summertime. Or, for something a little stronger, try making a pitcher of strawberry daiquiris or Frosé (frozen rosé).
Grilling food is usually one of the main components of a Fourth of July party. Most people find grilling outdoors much easier than cooking in a kitchen, especially when you’re entertaining. And it also adds a great smoky flavor to your food.
Plus, there’s just something about eating grilled food outdoors that makes it taste even better. So, make sure you have plenty of meat or veggies on hand to throw on the grill. If you want to get creative, try making some unique dishes like sushi burgers or poached eggs on avocado toast.
Make It a Potluck Party
If you don’t want to spend all day cooking for your guests, try making it a potluck party! Assign each guest to bring a different dish or beverage, and have them let you know in advance what they’ll be bringing. This way, you won’t have to worry about having enough food for everyone, and you’ll also get to try some new dishes. Just ensure you provide basic items like plates, utensils, napkins, etc.
Enjoy Some Fun Games
What’s a Fourth of July party without some fun games? Lawn games like water balloon tosses and frisbee are always popular in the summertime. Or, if you have little ones attending your party, set up a children’s pool and have them play Marco Polo or other swimming games. Bring out board games or playing cards for everyone to enjoy if it gets dark out.
Entertain Your Guests with Fireworks
Fireworks are one of the most integral parts of any Fourth of July celebration. Depending on your state and local laws, you may be able to purchase them at your local grocery store, or fireworks stand. If not, it’s always fun to bring out a sparkler or two for everyone to enjoy. Just follow all safety guidelines so no one gets hurt.
Create a Spotify Playlist
Of course, every party needs some good music. If you don’t have time to curate your Spotify playlist, look for some Fourth of July playlists already made for you. That way, you don’t have to spend hours organizing all the songs alone. You can just sit back, relax, and turn the playlist on when everyone starts arriving at your party.
Skip Making Desserts from Scratch
Again, sometimes it’s okay to take some shortcuts for big celebrations—especially when it comes to desserts! It’s alright if you don’t want to spend several hours making homemade pies or pastries yourself. Instead, go with a few killer store-bought desserts that nobody will know were pre-ordered (or prepackaged).
Set Pest Protection Traps
Last but not least, the last thing you want during your Fourth of July party is bugs flying or running around! Make sure your front door has a mosquito trap, so all the bites happen outside—not inside your home where everyone’s trying to celebrate together. It’s also a good idea to set up sticky traps in any areas where insects might congregate (depending on what type of pests typically bother you).
Planning a 4th of July party doesn’t have to be stressful. With a little planning and the help of a professional landscaping company, you can have the perfect party. Contact us today to get started on your backyard landscaping project. We offer a variety of services, including masonry, hardscaping, landscape designs, patio installation, custom outdoor fire pits, and more. We serve the Saco, South Portland, and surrounding areas.