Organize a 4th of July parade for the neighborhood
June 11, 2009
With the national holiday approximately three weeks away, it's a good time to organize a neighborhood 4th of July parade to celebrate the country's birthday.
Invite the neighbor kids to decorate their bikes and wagons with red, white and blue party decorations. You can even encourage them to tie some metal cans or bottles to their bikes, since making a ruckus is part of the fun.
As for the parade route, if you don't live on a dead-end street, it may be best to use a backyard that's large enough for the kids to march in a semicircle around the party guests.
Make sure to have various categories lined up to award prizes to the participants. This can include Most Creative and Craziest Design. Just be sure that everyone gets something for their efforts.
A fun idea is to have one of the taller adults dress up as Uncle Sam to give out the prizes to the kids. Afterwards bring out the hot dogs, hamburgers, fries and ice cream for a good old-fashioned 4th of July celebration.