Celebrate America with a patriotic party
April 28, 2010
Independence Day is still a few months away, but who says we can't honor our country anyway? Celebrating the USA can turn into a fun-filled evening spent with your closest friends. So get your thinking cap on and start planning the ultimate patriotic party!
Patriotic parties can be a blast. It takes just a little bit of time to coordinate the details and make sure the event is good to go. Believe it or not, the work you put into party planning will be worth it.
Patriotic parties start with one simple word - decorations. The colors red, white and blue should be scattered everywhere so people can really channel their national pride.
To start, pick out a bunch of patriotic decorations. Ribbons, banners and lanterns that have the country's three main hues in them should be adorned around the room. Also, make sure you buy a handful of American flags and hang them all up. You want your venue to stand out and look vibrant.
Did You Know: Sam Adams was born in Boston in 1722?
Next, you're going to need patriotic party goods. Deciding on these items is when you can really get creative. Remember, they're there for your party patrons to have a ball.
Try finding top hats and tiaras that have the stars and stripes on them. Your guests will appreciate the thought, and when the party gets going, they'll probably be fighting each other for who gets to wear them.
If you really want to go crazy, try buying a life-sized cutout of President Obama. The gag works wonders for guests of all political beliefs. Put it in the center of the room and watch everyone crack a smile.
Did You Know: John Hancock was the first - and third - governor of Massachusetts?
To cap off your patriotic party, remember to stock up on patriotic paper goods. These items add a bit of flair to your event while your guests chow down.
Try to find paper plates, cups and utensils that are decked out in the American flag. If you're throwing a fancy soiree, consider purchasing disposable plates and cups in the color gold. The look will bring an elegant element to the shindig, but won't leave you with a pile of dishes at the end of the night.
Did You Know: Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence?
While birthday parties often honor a special someone, a patriotic party is for everyone to enjoy. Most of us hype up the Fourth of July, and it often winds up being a simple evening out with friends. When there are no expectations, a party on a regular weekend night can end up being the talk of the town.
So get your get out your notebook, jot down some ideas and start putting the plans together for the ultimate patriotic party. It's America's chance to shine!