Planning a huge Fourth of July party? If so, you need to prep your home to ensure that you are comfortable having people over and that your guests can enjoy their time at your home. Below, we will go over some tips to help you properly prepare your home for the best Independence Day bash.
- Clean Your Home
The first step you want to take is to clean your home. A messy home is a home that no one wants to party at. When it comes time to clean, make sure you thoroughly clean the areas that your guests will frequent the most. Also, make sure to declutter common areas that people will be in as well.
- Place Excess Items in Storage
If you find that you have items you want, but do not need in your home, consider renting a storage unit. You can keep your items safe inside the unit while you free up space in your home at the same time.
- Make Your Home Festive
What type of party would it be if you did not have any decorations? A boring one – that’s what. To help embrace the spirit of the celebration, hang a flag outside of your home and decorate your home with red, white, and blue. You can place streamers outside of your home and even add toothpicks with flags into finger foods.
- Choose the Food You Want to Serve
While you may want to be the hostess with the moistest and serve prime rib sandwiches with a garlic aioli, it is not always feasible to do so. Before you plan your party in full, think about the types of food you plan to offer. Many hostesses choose to serve items such as sliders, full burgers, chips, baked beans, hot dogs, potato salad, and similar. All of these items are easy to make, they fill people up, and are affordable, especially for large crowds.
- Inside or Outside?
Next, you should consider whether or not you plan to have your party inside or outside. Outdoor parties are popular and will allow you to set off fireworks, eat, and drink all at the same time. If you have a pool in your background, even better. When it comes to decorating the exterior of your home, use color table clothes, plates, and drinking cups.
An indoor party can be just as much fun, but you may want to watch what you serve and where, as you do not want a bowl of baked beans to fall on your plush white carpet.
A Fourth of July party is a great way to celebrate the holiday and you can invite all of your friends and family. A good party will take some planning and you want to make sure you prep your home and decorate before your guests arrive. The above tips will help you get ready to have an awesome day!