What you need for your 4th of July Party

Independence day honors the many freedoms our country provides us. People celebrate with parades, fireworks, and barbecuing, and is a time honored tradition in the United States. Here’s all that you need to have the best 4th of July party ever!



Adorn your home with the red, white, and blue colors of our national flag! Welcome your party guests and decorate your entry way with a wreath styled for the occasion! Purchasing American flags for your guests will look great when the fireworks go off!

Table Settings

Use America themed table cloths for kitchen counters and table tops for added flair and to protect your belongings from bumps and spills. Investing in a canopy for the hot summer months also provides shade for your guests so they can stay cool.


Light up your backyard as the sun goes down by having plenty of lights around the home. String lights are always a welcomed accessory to a backyard and are essential to creating an amazing ambiance. Setting up a firepit is great for sharing fun stories with others and roasting some marshmallows for s’mores!

Food and Drinks

Main Entrees

Fill your home (and stomach) with classic American staples. Grilling hot dogs, cheeseburgers, and cooking chili feed larger parties and is more affordable than ordering pizza! Grab some charcoal, throw some protein on the grill, and hold your own hot dog eating competition!

Side Dishes

Side dishes are essential to pair with your hot dogs and snacks are great for grazing throughout the day. Popular side dishes include macaroni and cheese, spinach and artichoke dip, and baked beans! Snack favorites such as Doritos, Cheetos, and Lay’s are barbecue staples.


What’s a party without desert? Feed into your sweet tooth and bake up a batch of cookies everyone will enjoy. You can also try your hand at a favorite American dish, apple pie! This recipe is super easy to prepare and tastes amazing!


A hot summer day out in the sun will leave you thirsty. Purchase plenty of water to fight the heat and keep the party going! Lemonade, soda, and tea are popular beverages to have on hand. Adult drinks like beer, spiked punch, and margaritas are party favorites among the adult crowd!



Provide your guests with plenty of games that will be fun for everyone. Start a game of backyard football or play America’s past time, baseball! If you have a pool, plan ahead some fun pool games for the kids to play. Finally, create some competition by purchasing this patriotic cornhole set and set up a cornhole tournament!


Blast some fun, energetic music to liven up your party! You can patriotic playlists on Spotify and Apple Music, or you can curate your own and put your own music tastes into the mix!


Most cities, towns, and neighborhoods set up fireworks shows and is the perfect finale to a fun day! Setting off fireworks and handing out glowsticks to guests will immerse them as the show unfolds! If you plan on having fireworks, consider the dangers and research how to properly handle them. This article from the National Safety Council gives greats tips on how to handle fireworks and what you should look out for.

Enjoy plenty of hot dogs, summer games, and fireworks and your the 4th of July party in style this year!


Nominated for Loan Officer of the Year by ASREB in 2017 and a Mortgage Loan Officer since 2013, Shane holds more than 30 years of customer sales and service career experience, Gilbert-based Shane Christopher serves as a Mortgage Advisor with Geneva Financial. He is renowned—and respected—for a hometown attitude of service with a smile and treating clients like family.