Instead of going to a huge gathering for a fireworks display, maybe this year you have decided to host a Fourth of July Celebration right on your own property or on your street. Before you go any further, check out the laws for doing that. If the logistics match up and you get the go-ahead for the event, plan everything now so that you'll be able to buy the fireworks you want ahead of time.
Decide if you are going to make it a block party with all of your close neighbors present, or a celebration with only select friends and extended family members in attendance. Either way, give a clear agenda of how you want the evening to flow. For instance, send out invitations that have the American flag or Uncle Sam depicted on the front of the invitation. Inside, indicate at what time food will be served, at what time a short commemorative talk will be delivered, and at what time the fireworks display will happen. In the invitation, ask people to bring chairs or blankets for viewing the firework display.
Keep it simple. For example, grill hot dogs and serve them with all the traditional fixing. Have plenty of watermelon, too. Or, go with a pot luck supper where you provide the drinks. Think of making a Fourth of July themed dessert yourself. For instance, in a deep glass bowl, layer strawberries, whipped cream, and blueberries. That dessert will be simple to prepare and delicious for all that try it. Add to the fun by putting sparklers on top of the dessert. That will be the first hint of the fireworks ahead.
Obviously, the more fireworks you have at the celebration, the better the display will be. Make a list of the best fireworks for neighborhood parties and give the list to each head of the family who is coming to the event. Ask those individuals to let you know which fireworks they have bought for the party.
Here are some of the fireworks you might want to include in the list.
- Bottle sparkers
- Regular sparklers
- Flaming balls
Find out who the most experienced fireworks person will be at the party and ask them to be in charge. That person will probably plan the fireworks to go off with the most simple fireworks. The display will probably end with a barrage of fireworks fired all at once, lighting the night sky in an exciting and beautiful way.
For more information, reach out to a store where you can buy fireworks.