Epic 4th of July Party Essentials for the Perfect Backyard BBQ

July 02, 2018

Celebrating the birth of the great United States of America certainly calls for a party of epic red, white and blue proportions. Tiny flags and cheap disposable cutlery are nice for any regular old party, but we think this year you should take it up a notch. Sure, this 4th of July 2018 may fall smack dab in the middle of the week on an awkward Wednesday, but that doesn’t mean it should be any less special.

We’ve rounded up some out-of-the-box ideas to help you make America’s birthday one for the books - the history books, if you will. So let’s dive in. *Majestic eagle screech.*

  1. Red, White & Blue Adirondack Chairs | $78 each on worldmarket.com

    Your lawn chairs could use an upgrade, and these red, white and blue Adirondack chairs are timeless. They’re crafted from solid acacia wood with a protective UV finish that resists fading in the sun. Sitting on these wide, gently reclined seats is exactly where we picture ourselves this 4th of July.

  2. ‘Merica Clothing Collection from Shinesty | $10-200 on shinesty.com

    Shinesty says they sell “the most patriotic American flag clothing and apparel on Earth. Period.” and we believe them. They’ve found a way to put a flag on everything. Bathing suits? Yup. Dresses? Yup. Vests? Yup. Overalls for men? Yup. You will definitely be the best dressed this July 4th with their ‘Merica clothing collection.

  3. Garden Treasures Hammock with Movable Stand | $148 on lowes.com

    Picture this: you’ve just devoured several freshly grilled burgers and hotdogs, had a hefty helping of that flag cake your neighbor brought over, and washed it all down with some cold beers. You turn your head and spot this...the hammock built for royalty. It’s time for an epic nap. Sure, those cheap, foldable hammocks are all the rage now, but what if your yard doesn’t have trees? This hammock has wheels, and it carries its own trees - well metal poles, but you get the idea. Enjoy your nap.

  4. BACtrack C8 Breathalyzer | $99 on bactrack.com

    There certainly is a lot to celebrate on the 4th of July, but it’s important to always know just how much celebrating you and your friends have done. Whether you’re throwing America’s birthday bash or attending it, keep tabs on your BAC with the BACtrack C8 Personal Breathalyzer. It’s one of the smallest police-grade personal breathalyzers on the market and can really help you and your chums make better decisions when it’s time to head home. It can even tell you how many hours and minutes until you'll be sober. This is a handy device you’ll want to keep with you year round.

  5. 4 Ft. Tall USA Letter Set | $100 on shindigz.com

    Instagram wasn’t around in 1776, but it certainly is today. Just imagine the ah-mahz-ingly epic pictures you could take with this 4-foot-tall USA letter set. Your party’s photobooth is about to be on fire.

  6. Drinkin’ Presidents Tank Tops | $25 on etsy.com

    You know our forefathers enjoyed their libations back in the day. We weren’t able to party with the presidents back then, but with these punny tank tops we certainly can now.

  7. Bunch O Balloons Instant Water Balloons | $38 for 420 Balloons on amazon.com

    Every great Independence Day party needs some great games, and these instant water balloons can make great games even greater. Off the top of our heads, we’re thinking water balloon dodgeball, but feel free to do with these water balloons what you see fit. This great contraption lets you use your garden hose to fill 105 balloons in just 60 seconds! Let the games begin.

  8. LED American Flag Lights | $35 on amazon.com

    Take your epic 4th of July party from day to night with this majestic LED light flag! It’s waterproof, energy efficient and the perfect patriotic lawn decor 365 days a year.

  9. Hampton Bay Double Roof Gazebo | $200 on homedepot.com

    Let’s face it, it’s going to be hot out there this Fourth of July. Depending on where you live, it may even be a bit buggy. But this glorious double roof gazebo will literally have you covered. It’s both regal and rugged, with a rust-resistant steel construction and removable mosquito netting to keep the bugs away from your lavish spread.



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