Barbecues and 4th of July parties aren’t confined to the backyard anymore. It’s all about the ‘gram — creating an environment that you and your friends will want to snap pictures of. If there isn’t a #best4thBBQpartyever connected to your party, did it really happen?
For independence day, you can easily lean into the Americana theme: flags, stars and stripes, and everything red, white and blue. Sometimes, though, it’s nice to not be so literal. Maybe just keep the food on message with a special blue cocktail, a whipped cream flag cake with strawberries and blueberries, and some red peppers with hummus. But for decorations, games, floats, etc., mix it up and expand the theme to fun, very 2019 items that will keep your party feeling festive and fresh.
Here’s a roundup of trendy summer party items sure to get you some host and Instagram cred and make your summer barbecue party the best on the block. Not having your own party? Pick up a few of these for host gifts!
When the sun goes down, turn your backyard into a movie theater. Just connect this to your laptop and project a summer classic like “The Sandlot” or “Dirty Dancing” on the side of your house. Add blankets, pillows, and popcorn to complete your outdoor theater.
Kids of all ages will enjoy a good ol’ fashioned water fight with these new, improved Super Soakers — an especially fun way to cool off if you don’t have a pool.