Cheers to Independence! The 4th of July is this Friday, giving you a reason to skip out early on Thursday and bask in the highly coveted three-day weekend ahead. We all know there are a few things the fourth isn’t complete without, but we’ve added a little extra something to our to-enjoy list to prolong your Americana celebrations way past Friday.
Now grab a cold glass of lemonade, throw on your shades, get ready to indulge in this weekend’s recipe (mix as desired).
1 American Flag
Flag Porch, Cranford New Jersey by Bruno Baran
Fly one, wear one, or hang one. This is mandatory.
1 Baseball Game
Country Ball Park 3 by Bill Stewart
It is America’s favorite pass time, after all. Catch a local summer league or make a day of it and go root on your favorite major league team. And if you don’t consider yourself a baseball fan, bring friends, and feel free to combine multiple parts of this recipe to achieve the best result.
Kite Flying Skinny B by Darlene Kasper
Bike ride, kayak, surf, hike…they’ll all do. Pick a killer combo of two things that’ll keep your day and body moving. We envision pool volleyball with friends and kite flying by the ocean…but that’s just us.
8 oz. Burger
A Colorful Classic by Megan Doman
…plus all the good stuff on top. Get the barbecue fired up, people. No July 4th weekend is complete without at least two helpings of hotdogs and hamburgers. Yum.
Beer and Cake by Kellie Langewisch
We won’t dictate quantity on this one, that’s up to you. But, drink responsibly…or at least go for an American brew.
2-3 Hours of Waterplay
Long Beach by Mary Ann Hagen
The beach, the lake, your pool. Get in the water (maybe not right after the food and beer)! Cool off, splash around, and be kid for a while.
3-5 Scoops of Ice Cream
Soft Serve by Amanda Beckham
Indulge a little, would ya? Ok so maybe not all at once, but there’s nothing like ice cream on a summer night, toppings included in the name of America. (pro tip: save at least one trip to the best ice cream spot in town for Sunday)
1-2 Firework Shows
Submerge by Susan Rodebush
Let’s face it, fireworks are everywhere this time of year. Take advantage and take in a show or two. Not a planner? Just get to high ground and look skyward around 9:30pm…you’re likely to catch some sparks.
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Happy 4th of July!