The Fourth of July Starter Pack

Roll in the red, white, and blue, people... it’s time for the Fourth of July!!! There’s something so magical about this day devoted purely to celebrating. With great food and drinks, fireflies at dusk, and a day off of work, the Fourth of July is definitely a crowd pleaser of a holiday. Last year, we talked about the significance of independence, so go ahead and check it out! But since America’s annual birthday banger is tomorrow, I feel that a Fourth of July starter pack is appropriate, including everything you need to get in the star-spangled spirit!

1. Snap snap, hooray!
Did you even Fourth if there’s no photo? Within hours, Instagram will be littered with the photo evidence of how everyone across America spent their holiday. Even the most non-conforming among us will feel compelled to prove that they’re celebrating! Whether you’re posting on your story or on your feed, documenting the shenanigans and splendor of the day is a rite of passage. This Independence Day, come up with a creative way to showcase your patriotic pride!

2. Tasteful tunes
Music sets the scene for any kind of event, so on this year’s Fourth, be sure to throw some American themed music in the queue. Anything from Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen to Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus to This Is America by Childish Gambino will do as long as you’re jamming out!

3. Grilled goodness
Although the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest may just make you lose your appetite for a hot sec, your stomach will come around eventually! And when it does, you can be sure that it’ll be begging for some grilled grub! This Fourth of July, why not get creative and try out a few dishes that are a step above the average burger (even though those are essential too!). Sriracha pineapple grilled chicken, grilled garlic parmesan corn? Sign me up! Take a peek at this Pinterest board of recipes that are bound to tickle your taste buds!
4. Some more s’mores

Those who know me, know that I’m a sugar addict, but I swear that I’m not just trying to pull you down with me here! I’ll bet you can already smell the bonfire now, it’s one of the quintessential items to any summer well spent. But on the Fourth of July, you must indulge in some s’mores (because there’s always room for dessert even with a full course grilled meal already under your belt, right?). You know what, I don’t even care if you make the s'mores in the microwave! Just let your inner kid go wild and enjoy these tempting treats! 

5. Embrace the boom
You probably saw it coming, but yes, we all need some fireworks on the Fourth of July. I’m not saying you have to go setting them off yourself (that’s what that guy down the street is for!), but if you have the chance, don’t just watch the Macy’s fireworks show on TV and call it a night! I implore you to get out there and live in the moment a little. Stare at live fireworks with your jaw on the floor and your spirits up high!

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Ummm I think we forgot one thing…a killer outfit! Dress up any of our Anjé pieces with an America flag bandana as a neck scarf or as a headband for a positively patriotic look! Happy Fourth of July, Anjéls!

 


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