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5 Ways to Start Celebrating the Fourth of July, Part 2

Written by Anu Agrawal


Posted on June 19 2018

Hey there, Ritzy Friends and Lunch Lovers! In part one of this short blog series, we started looking at ways to get a jump on celebrating the Fourth of July early. This patriotic holiday will be here in a few short weeks, and if you’re like us, you couldn’t be more excited for the barbecues, spending the day with friends and loved ones, and watching the fireworks burst in the night sky. If you are ready to start celebrating Independence Day, here are some fun tips to help you get started! And if you want to add some classy patriotic flair to your Fourth of July outfit, shop our USA Collection at Ritzy Couture® by Esme Hecht, the original designer of Lunch at The Ritz™ jewelry.

Fourth of July Crafts

Whether you’re a crafty gal or you want to do something fun with the kiddos, Fourth of July crafting is a fun way to use your creativity to create games and decorations. Head to your local arts and crafts store to pick up paper, markers, glue, and any other supplies you may need. If you’ll be hosting a barbecue, make decorative paper stars to hang from your patio. You can also up your flag game by making homemade wind socks featuring all the patriotic colors. If you’re a fan of hanging decorative wreaths on your door, there are so many ways to make a super fun, colorful wreath with a few materials and in a few simple steps.

Plan a Picnic in the Park

If you’re looking for a more mellow way to celebrate the Fourth, why not plan a picnic in the park with your family or a few of your closest friends. Try to find a park that gives you viewing access of a fireworks display and if pick a time that will allow you to hang, eat, play, and watch the fireworks from your picnic spot. In the weeks ahead of the holiday, gather all the things you will need for your picnic, including:

  • A comfy blanket
  • Folding chairs
  • Games
  • A picnic basket to carry everything you need
  • Sunscreen, bug spray, and bug candle
  • Umbrella and jacket in case of bad weather
  • Portable speaker  



Find a Fireworks Show

Unless you live in a small town, there are usually several different fireworks displays going on around the city on the Fourth. Start looking at fireworks displays now so you don’t have to try to decide on where to watch the fireworks the day of the event. This can help you plan your day so you’ll know what kind of events will be happening at the display location and when the fireworks will start.

Have a Patriotic Film Viewing

Whether you have a big TV inside or a super fun outdoor projector, gather some friends together for dinner and watch a few of the best patriotic films. Here are some Fourth of July classics and a few new ones, too:

  • Independence Day (1996)
  • Jaws (1975)
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
  • The Patriot (2000)
  • Forrest Gump (1994)

Shop for Patriotic Fashion Accessories

If you’re looking for the perfect accessory for your patriotic outfit, shop Ritzy Couture’s USA Collection! Here, you’ll find stunning patriotic jewelry perfect for adding a little glitz and glamour to your stylish Fourth of July outfit. From American flag earrings and a matching American flag necklace and pendant adorned with sparkling crystals to a USA toggle charm bracelet, we have something for everyone! Shop Ritzy Couture by Esme Hecht, the original designer of Lunch at The Ritz jewelry, to get decked out in gorgeous patriotic jewelry to celebrate the holiday in style. From all of us Ritzy Couture, we wish you a happy and safe Independence Day!