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How to Host a July 4th Bash that Shines as Bright as the Fireworks

Independence Day is just a few days away, which means it is time to start planning your 4th of July Bash! From patriotic decorations to delectable desserts, AAYS Event Rentals has got you covered with everything you need to make your party start and end with a BANG! Sit back, relax, and grab a few party planning ideas and essentials listed below.

The Décor

Nothing says “America” like the good ol’ red, white, and blue Bunting Flags. Make your AAYS party tent come alive by hanging some Patriotic Plastic Cup Twirlers. Not the crafty kind? No worries, these premade Patriotic Balloon Lanterns will also do the trick. Check out some more decorating ideas here.


The Activities

Whether you are planning an outdoor picnic or sitting back to watch the fireworks, celebrating July 4th means making lasting memories with friends and family. No need to worry about the weather for planning the festivities, AAYS offers multiple tents and tent accessories to ensure that your guests keep enjoying themselves, rain or shine! For more activities and games, check out some additional ideas here.


The Drinks

Perhaps try mixing up some Firecracker Berry Margarita Floats for your big bash. This fruity milkshake cocktail adds an extra touch of festivity with fruit skewers to top it off. Looking for other cocktail ideas? Get the recipes here. Or, for some kid-friendly drink options, check out these recipes. Need a special place to mix, blend, shake, and stir? Check out AAYS Event Rentals Bars and Bar Backs for your bartending necessities.


The Appetizers

While your friends and family eagerly wait for their all-American hamburgers and hotdogs, they will want some munchies to hold them over while they wait. You can quickly whip up some crispy, crunchy Fried Pickles, or for a lighter alternative, can offer a patriotic Lightened Up 7-Layer Dip. Still hungry? Check out some more recipe ideas here. If you are looking for a place to keep your food warm (or cold), check out AAYS Event Rentals chafers and beverage dispensers.


The Desserts

Whether you plan to make the classic Brownie Flag or want to up your treat game with some Basil Berry Lemonade Sorbet, AAYS has all of your serving display needs. Whatever dessert(s) you plan to make, be sure to add some patriotic pizzazz …it is America’s birthday, after all! For some more fun dessert ideas, click here, or check out AAYS Popcorn Machine for a little extra flair.


These tips and ideas are sure to help you celebrate America’s Independence with the patriotism, love, and fun that you and your guests deserve! For more party inspiration ideas, be sure to check out AAYS Event Rentals Inspiration Blog.