America’s favorite holiday is right around the corner. Because all of us at KBE want you to have a phenomenal Fourth, we put together a list of tips to ensure that this day will be the most memorable one yet!
1. Sunscreen. Sunscreen! SUNSCREEN!!!
This is the most important thing for you to have. Make sure to lather up because the Fourth is notorious for being one of the hottest days of the year. Working on that tan is important, but so is waking up with skin that isn’t red, peeling, and in danger of skin cancer. Plus, if your skin isn’t cooking, it’ll help you focus on the grill that will be! If your bottle is running low, we recommend checking out Supergoop to grab one of theirs! Our favorite is the Sun-Defying Sunscreen Oil with Meadowfoam, which protects and leaves skin glowing at the same time 😍
2. Dress Your Tress
Want that surf and sand beachy hair look? Whether you’re headed to the ocean, pool or backyard BBQ, turn heads by adding some texture to your hair IGK’s Beach Club Volumizing Texture Spray, which delivers a wind-swept beach wave look in seconds while also giving your hair volume and shine.
3. Kick on the Tunes
The party can now get started! The first thing you need is good music. We trust that you have a rockin’ playlist that you and your guests will love, but want to remind you how important it is for everyone to be able to hear the music! To accomplish this, be sure to grab one of Bose’s spectacular speakers. Our recommendation is the SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker. It’s waterproof, meaning you can turn up the beat without worrying about whether or not the water will drown out the sound.
4. Heat Up The Grill
The party is in full swing. But your guests need to be fed. While we’re completely confident you have burgers, dogs, steaks, and more meat ready to go and pass around, here’s a reminder that you can also grill up some veggies! Zucchini, corn, asparagus, and bell peppers are all great ideas to make your grill a celebration of flavor! And for the meat, don’t forget to grab a thermometer. Check out Range – it has phone compatibility so you can step away and hang out while the food cooks!
5. Hit The Water
It’s finally time for the moment you’ve been waiting for. Everyone is rockin’ out, has good food, and that means you can relax in the pool or the calming waves of the ocean. To float along in style, head over to FUNBOY and grab a float! This allows you to sip a drink and grab a tan while the world slowly melts away. The best part? These floats have space for you to keep a full bottle of liquor, so you don’t have to keep getting up again and again.
6. Eat & Drink the Day Away
Speaking of drinks, we’re sure you’re wondering what should be on the drink menu. There’s a horde of fun cocktails out there, but our personal favorite is the Patriotic Gin and Tonic. We also want to make sure you’re drinking in style, so be sure to check out these fancy stemless flutes, wine cups and lowballs from Swig that will keep a drink cool for up to six hours!
And if you’re looking for a sweet and simple treat to jazz up your dessert tray, add some festive sprinkles to your ice cream sandwiches. Alternatively, celebrate with Maggie Louise Confections’ Fourth of July Chocolate Box, which is cute and customizable for all your party needs! With prep time taking a minute or less, it truly doesn’t get any easier.
Photo by Maggie Louise Confections
7. Send Your Guests Off With A Bang!
The end of the night is here. And up next is what makes the Fourth of July, the Fourth of July. Having a great fireworks display is essential and also great fun for all ages! If you’re heading out to celebrate, there are guaranteed to be phenomenal shows to watch wherever you are. But making your own fireworks is fun too. If the city allows it, grab some small sparklers to set off with everyone. Or, if you’re really looking to dazzle with a personalized show, check out ViViD Fireworks Display, which will make your party a spectacle no one will forget. Vivid provides firework fountains and customized firework show boxes for individuals to highlight the end of a memorable day. If you’re looking to splurge and have the lawn space, we definitely recommend checking this out!