Fourth of July BBQ Essentials

The Fourth of July is just around the corner in America and for Americans this is a holiday which is widely celebrated. July 4, is the date which marks the anniversary of the independence of the Unites States of America. Every year celebrations include BBQs, fireworks, boats, pools, and all things outdoors. This can be an absolute blast for everyone to enjoy, but ensuring you have just a few of the Fourth of July essentials can enhance everyone’s experience.

A majority of Fourth of July activities are celebrated outdoors. After all the Fourth take place in the heart of the summer in America. Outdoor celebrations have been going on just as long as our history and this is a distinct feature of the holiday. Families from all across the land will gather to fire up the grill, cook burgers and hot dogs, and enjoy the company of close friends. Therefore, having a quality grill is of utmost importance to accommodate the holiday. The debate of gas vs charcoal will go on indefinitely, and surely there is no right or wrong. Whichever you prefer gas or charcoal, the presence of some sort of grill will be a staple of celebrating the Fourth of July.

Coolers, coolers, and more coolers; it will almost be impossible to be in public on the Fourth of July in America without seeing a cooler. Between the backyard cookouts and firework display shows, you are pretty much guaranteed to see your fair share of coolers. All Independence Day celebrations will need at least one cooler to keep drinks and food cool. Coolers come in all shapes and sizes and of course prices. Coolers can range from a few dollars all the way up to several hundred dollars for the high end Yeti and Pelican models. Nonetheless, having some sort of device to keep drinks cool in the heat of the summer will be a top holiday priority.

Some of the best Independence Day celebrations take place around some sort of water. Lakes, rivers, oceans, pools, wherever you can find a place to cool off, there will sure to be holiday makers. If you live on or near a body of water, having rafts for people to use is an essential. You will find rafts for sale at almost any grocery or super market. Buying a cheap raft is just one way to add even more fun to the celebration.

You can’t celebrate Independence Day without fireworks. Usually a few weeks to a month before the Fourth of July, tents will begin popping up on street corners across America. These tents will sell countless variations of fireworks. Fireworks can even be purchased at the same grocery store you pick up your cookout supplies and maybe even that raft we recommended! Many cities across America will host a fireworks display show on or shortly before the Fourth of July. Most of these displays are professionally prepared and will last up to an hour long. The smaller tents which sell fireworks are for use at home. This allows everyone to put on their own show to display their gratification towards the independence of the United States of America.

Because most of the activities surrounding the Fourth of July take place outdoors, having your outdoor area prepared for visitors is a necessary holiday essential. A majority of those hosting Fourth of July celebrations take great pride in the setup up the event.  Mowing the lawn, pulling weeds, planting new flowers are just a few of the tasks that at likely to take place in preparation of Fourth of July celebrations. However there are a few lesser known items which can be purchased to improve any outdoor gathering.

A propane mosquito trap will help to eliminate the pests that thrive during outdoor events. No one likes mosquitoes feasting on them while they are trying to enjoy their own feast of delicious festive food. A propane mosquito trap works to eliminate mosquitoes before they even have the chance to attack humans. There are now many different outdoor games to be played. Ladder ball, corn hole are just a few games which provide hours of entertainment. Having outdoor games will increase the likelihood that all patrons of the celebration will get up and interact with each other. We all know how there are those that definitely do not want to be at a family function, but having something which entertains those individuals helps to improve their experience. Lastly, assuming a propane mosquito trap was not purchased, having bug spray handy during any outdoor function will help to make everyone a little more pleasant. Getting attacked by mosquitoes, noseeums and whatever other pesky insects there may be out there is a surefire way to ruin a good outdoor time.

With the fireworks, coolers, and delicious food accounted for, almost anyone can make a good time out of the Fourth of July. This is a great day to celebrate the freedoms that the United States of America provides to its’ people. The Fourth is a day to be grateful for all those freedoms that we have, and there is no better way to show appreciation than by gathering with friends and family who also share the same gratitude. We hope that with preparing with the brief list of Fourth of July essentials outlined above helps to make everyone’s celebration a fun and safe time.



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