Hip Hip Hooray, it’s Independence Day! July 4th, a federal holiday has been celebrated as the birth of American independence from Great Britain since 1776. It is commonly celebrated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government and traditions of the United States. PartyCheap will help you light up the sky this Independance Day with their July 4th party ideas!
Before we set off the fireworks, let’s learn a little more about our country’s independence. During the American Revolution on July 2, 1776 the second continental congress voted to approve a resolution of independence declaring United States independent from Great Britain. After voting for independence, the Declaration of Independance was born and finally approved on July 4th. John Adams, who signed the Declaration of Independence alongside Thomas Jefferson, wrote to his wife;
“The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.”
Although Adams's prediction was off by two days, Americans celebrated independence on July 4th rather than on July 2nd. Most historians have concluded that the Declaration was signed nearly a month after its adoption, on August 2, 1776, and not on July 4th as is commonly believed. Well, you all heard President John Adams, Let’s Let Freedom Ring!
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PartyCheap carries an assortment of red, white and blue decorations to make your 4th of july party pop! Independence Day is marked by patriotic displays, similar to other summer themed events and usually takes place outdoors. A cookout is a great way to celebrate with friends and family. Since this is an all day celebration, illuminate your party with Party Cheap's patriotic party ideas and 4th of July cookout ideas. Draw attention to your yard with an Inflatable Uncle Sam and a Glittered USA Streamer. Don’t want your guests walking through the house? Make a walkway lined with Patriotic Wind Wheels and patriotic balloons to your backyard. As your guests arrive, dress them up with red, white and blue! USA Beads of Expression, Patriotic Glittered Top Hat, and Soft-Touch Star Party Boppers are great way to get everyone in the patriotic spirit!
As the day turns to night, keep the party alive with some confetti bursts. Pop the champagne and make a toast to all those serving in order to keep our freedom! Turn up the music too! Listen to patriotic songs in the background such as the national anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner”, “God Bless America”, “This Land Is Your Land”, and so many more! Many states hold firework show and many fireworks are sold for personal use or as an alternative to a public show. ( For safety tips head over to www.safekids.org.)
PartyCheap has a plethora of fourth of july ideas and july 4th decorations to make sure you have a fun filled holiday! Don’t skimp, show you're proud to be an American! Here in the United States every heart beats true for the red, white and blue.