Whether you don’t fancy going to a party or haven’t been invited to one, there is no reason you can’t have an amazing Independence Day from the comfort of your own home.
From outdoor games to party decorations, Independence Day themed movies, to at-home fireworks, read on to discover 8 ways to celebrate this popular American holiday without stepping outside your front door.
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Ready to find out how you can enjoy the perfect at-home Independence Day celebration?
Well, let’s crack on!
Hang up decorations
One of the simplest and most affordable ways to get you in the mood for Independence Day is to decorate your home. Choose to hang balloons, banners, streamers, and so much more – all in red, white, and blue as is tradition, of course!
We especially love this metal patriotic American flag star decoration from Sears that can be hung from the ceiling or on the wall with great effect.
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Have a pool party
Just because you aren’t having a huge party doesn’t mean that you and your family can’t have fun. Why not throw a mini pool party in your backyard, complete with stars and stripes inflatables?
The perfect way to keep the kids entertained on a hot summer’s day, there is no reason why mom and dad can’t also have a little splash too! With these inflatables, you can enjoy the cool of the water without much effort, and it could quickly become your favorite 4th of July tradition.
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Bake some themed cupcakes
Who doesn’t love a cupcake or two? This Independence Day, why not make some special American-themed cupcakes for you and your family using some 4th of July cake toppers?
With lots of different designs to choose from, this also makes a fun activity for you and your kids to do together on Independence Day.
Also, if you don’t fancy cakes, you can pop these toppers into mini burgers, corn dogs, or sliders to create an Independence Day themed buffet.
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Relax in the backyard
While the kids splash about in the pool, you can take the opportunity to sit back and relax in the sun. We love this large double quilted hammock from DFOhome that promises to banish any stresses and leave you feeling calm and relaxed.
Featuring blue and beige stripes, this is the ideal garden accessory for Independence Day. Plus, it comes with a detachable pillow, so if you do nod off, you won’t wake up with a stiff neck!
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Watch a movie
If you would prefer to chill on the couch on the 4th of July, there are plenty of Independence Day movies for you to choose from.
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Get your glow on
Once the sun has gone down and the night sky appears, celebrate the end of Independence Day in style with a selection of glow sticks and glow straws. A much cheaper alternative to a backyard firework display, pop on some music, pour yourself a drink, and get glowing!
We can’t get enough of these glow sticks from Glowsource that promise to stay bright and colorful for hours on end. Also, if you love everything that glows in the dark, you could purchase some glow-in-the-dark balloons, glow-in-the-dark glasses, and glow-in-the-dark headbands.
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Make a keepsake quilt
For those who love crafting, a keepsake Independence Day quilt is a fun DIY project you can enjoy on the 4th of July. Check out this 4th of July quilting pattern from Keepsake Quilting & Notions that delivers a final showstopping product.
Whether you are an expert crafter or a complete beginner, this is one crafting project that everyone can enjoy.
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Keep it Simple with a Themed Book
It doesn’t really matter what you do when you celebrate Independence Day at home as long as you get to spend quality time with your family and friends, but one of the best ways to spend some quiet time together is to open a good book. It is the perfect pastime for relaxing, and you can make it themed to the day if you want, as hundreds of books out there fit the 4th of July theme.
For the kids, why not check out “What Does it Mean to Be American?”. This engaging book helps you and your kids celebrate what it means to be an American citizen and is perfect for opening this 4th of July, Memorial Day, and Election Day.
For adults, check out Soldier Hill for a read that will leave you feeling more patriotic.
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And there you have it – 8 fun and fabulous ways that you can celebrate Independence Day from the comfort of your own home. Don’t forget to apply a Goodshop coupon or promotional code to each purchase so that you can enjoy all the must-have items for less.
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