The 4th of July, also known as Independence Day, dates back to 1776 and honors America’s independence from Great Britain. With the hot holiday now just days away, it’s time to think about fun, safe ways to celebrate – even during this summer’s new normal.
Regardless of the times, Docupop is all about helping you get more bang out of your bucks with tips to create some financial fireworks of your own. Here are 3 ways to celebrate your 4th of July weekend with your state’s health and safety guidelines in mind.
1.) Host a Socially Distant Family BBQ
What would the 4th of July weekend be like without a yummy family-style BBQ? But due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s wise to keep things small this year. Invite only your closest family and friends and try to limit your gathering to a group no larger than 6 to 10 people. Regardless of the head count, you should strive to stay at least 6 feet apart at all times and wear a mask when possible. To keep the costs down, ask each person to bring their specialty dish to add to the feast. And don’t forget to set up a game of cornhole for a fun and entertaining socially distant activity.
2.) Watch the Fireworks From a Distance
While some cities have canceled their annual 4th of July events to avoid crowds due to COVID-19, there are still ways to watch the firework fun. Some neighborhoods have scheduled fireworks near parks or lakes where the public can watch safely from their cars. A quick internet search can help you find out what options are available in your hometown to enjoy the festivities from a far this year.
3.) Celebrate Digitally
If you’re concerned about the health of yourself and others – celebrate digitally! There are plenty of ways to keep the 4th of July spirit alive, even from the safety of your home. Here’s an idea! Why not sign up for a virtual museum tour to learn more about a famous historical site? Or cook up some tasty hot dogs and keep your family entertained with a patriotic movie night. If all else fails, and depending on your state’s personal firework regulations, some backyard sparklers and a live tune into a larger display are also some pretty cool, socially safe options to consider.
Regardless of where you live or how you choose to celebrate, the health and safety guidelines set by the CDC as well the social restrictions in your unique state should always be top of mind.
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