Ways to Spend Fourth of July This Year
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This year has been anything but normal. We’ve already experienced Easter in quarantine, but now we’re about to experience the 4th of July under social distancing circumstances. Easter gatherings, however, cannot begin to compare to a 4th of July party. We are used to having copious amounts of people together to celebrate Independence Day, unlike Easter which tends to be more of a smaller personal gathering. So what can you do for 4th of July this 2020? Here is a list of things and ideas that I have formulated to keep your 4th of July party still alive this year.
This seems like an obvious thing to do but now more than ever is it a good time to have a good ol fashioned barbeque. If I learned one thing from the pandemic, it’s that we as people need each other. Having a barbeque is a great way to reunite with your friends and family while still keeping things small and fun. In most places, local fireworks are being cancelled so it’s the perfect time to have a firework show of your own. Head on down to the store, grab some fireworks and turn your grill on.
If you plan on having a party get creative. Set up games like cornhole or maybe host your own hot dog eating contest. If guests are coming over, host a potluck!
2. Go shopping!
If you rather spend your time out and about, head to the mall and some stores for some great 4th of July deals! Best Buy is offering their appliances up to 40% off with an additional $100 gift card with the purchase of 2 or more appliances. Adidas is offering up to 50% off for their end of season sale. Ladies, if you love Kate Spade, they are offering an extra 40% off their sale styles with the code EXTRA40 until Sunday. Macy’s is also offering a lot of sales. You also don’t want to forget about JCPenny’s. They are closing most of their stores so they are discounting heavily on their products.
3. Hit the water!
Take a drive this 4th of July to your local lake, river, or closest state park. A lot of places are still offering pontoon, kayak, and canoe rentals. Although pools might be closed, this a great alternative to get your “pool day” fix. Even if you aren’t fond of actually getting into the water, bring some food and have a picnic. It’s a great way to spend time on a more personal level with some of your loved ones or friends, while also getting a change of scenery.
4. Get outside!
If you want to get out of the house, why not dust off your bike in your garage and hit the trails. Head to the park or maybe even downtown and get active. Get some fresh air and take some time for yourself this holiday.
Though this 4th of July is a little different than we are normally used to, don’t let COVID put a damper on your holiday. Get creative and have fun with a couple of these ideas!
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