Independence Day is on its way and there are so many ways to celebrate the freedom and opportunity this great nation affords – and pay tribute to the founders and forefathers who have made this the greatest place to live on Earth. Because the 4th of July is such a special time to honor America and all it’s given my family, I like to arrange a special date day or night (or both) with my spouse. We can reminisce about the past and make plans for our future – as well as have some fun. Here are my top ideas for a July 4th date night:
Small Town Exploring – Jump in the car and visit a quaint small town and soak in all the Americana that these places provide. Go antiquing, stroll up and down Main Street, enjoy the holiday happenings and treat you and your honey to old-fashioned ice cream cone while sitting in the park gazebo.
Dusk Dip in the Pool – It’s often so blistering hot during mid-day in July, that the only time to enjoy the swimming pool is in the evening. Suit up in your trunks or bikini and hop in a float; if you swim long enough, you can watch the firework shows from the water.
Barbeque & Burgers – Fire up the grill and throw on your favorite hunk of meat. Nothing says outdoor summer entertaining and easy-peasy (yet still impressive) dinner than a smoked brisket or gourmet hamburgers and brauts.
Fireworks Under the Stars – Lay out a picnic blanket at your local firework show and lay back to watch the beautiful, patriotic fireworks explode over head – it’s a really great perspective. Pack a cooler with a bottle of wine and a couple take-away servings of a fabulous dessert from a nearby bakery. If you’d rather do all this in your backyard, you’ll have to be near a firework show or put it on yourself – check out AllsparkFireworks.com for all your pyrotechnic supplies.