Celebrate the USA with a patriotic party
May 29, 2010
Memorial Day is around the corner, which means most people will be taking off to indulge in good conversation, grilled foods and ice cold beer. If you've been invited to a shindig on Monday, you're likely counting down the moments until you can relax, hang out and have a ball.
Those who are currently kicking themselves for not coordinating their own patriotic party this upcoming holiday should not fear. There is still time to put on your party planning hat and gather all of your close friends and family together for America's birthday. Still, July Fourth will be here sooner than you think.
Patriotic parties can be a fun and thrilling way to celebrate the country. To top it off, the event will be a chance to hang out with your loved ones while watching fireworks light up the sky. What more could you ask for in life?
One of the most important aspects of throwing a party begins with planning out the best patriotic decorations. These shouldn't be too hard to coordinate, as long as you make use of the colors red, white and blue.
For starters, find scores of balloons and place them everywhere around the room. If you can find ones that have images of John Adams or Thomas Jefferson on them, all the better.
If you want to take things a step further and really show people what you're made of, try buying an American flag centerpiece and place it at every table. If you have time to get creative, print out photos of classic American presidents and use those instead. Be careful though - a lot of people might want to sit at Obama's table!
Those who really want to take their event to another level should feel free to go crazy with the décor. In fact, there's no harm in finding two piñatas - one in the shape of a donkey and the other that looks like an elephant - and hanging them up at the venue. At the end of the night people from differing political parties can have fun smashing up the products and gorging themselves on what's inside.
Once you have your décor squared away, move on to choosing your patriotic paper goods. These should keep with the main theme, but the more creative you get with these, the better.
For starters, find a bunch of paper plates, cups and utensils that are adorned with the stars and stripes. You want people to remember that they're at your shindig for a special reason - to celebrate the nation. Also, if you can find napkins that have cute American slogans on them such as "Yankee Doodle Dandy" or "Land of the Free, Home of the Brave," snag those up immediately!
Finally, patriotic party goods are absolutely necessary. Just a few simple top hats and handouts will get everyone in the mood to celebrate. Don't forget to watch the local fireworks display and clink your beer glasses with your very best friends.