Party In The USA!
Start writing a post
Politics and Activism

Party In The USA!

Four Ways to Celebrate the Fourth!

Party In The USA!

Ah, Independence Day. A day to celebrate our great country and our freedom. In case you were unaware, June is almost over, and the Fourth of July is rapidly approaching, but if you were born in the USA, you have probably been waiting all year for this. It’s summer time, and there is nothing like spending the day enjoying a hot dog somewhere sunny and lighting sparklers at night. Why? Because you can! That is what being an American is all about! Our founding fathers made it possible for us to spend a day with family and friends celebrating what it means to be an American. How does one celebrate being an American? Glad you asked! Here are four basic ways to spend your Fourth this year.

1. Wear Red, White, and Blue.

This is probably the easiest way to show your support for our country. Whether it is a small flag pin or an Uncle Sam bucket hat, your outfit should reflect your patriotism. If you want to go all out and cover yourself head to toe in our nation’s colors, be my guest. Make my girl Betsy proud and rock those stars and stripes!

2. Food for Fourth.

Barbecues are a fun way to bring people together. Firing up the grill with friends and family is always a good time! I think we can all agree with Paulette in Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde that there is something about the Fourth of July that “makes us want a hot dog real bad.” Hamburgers and hot dogs are not the only traditional foods that we get to enjoy on the fourth. A sweet treat like a slice of apple pie topped with ice cream hits the spot because there really is nothing more American than apple pie (besides baseball).

3. Soak up some sun.

There is nothing more fun to do on the fourth than to spend some time outdoors. Take a vacation with your family to see the Grand Canyon, plan a hiking trip, or take a boat out on the water and spend the day treasuring our nation’s natural beauty. If nature is not your thing, spend a day relaxing by the pool! You don't even need to leave your backyard to enjoy this joyous holiday.

4. Watch a Firework Show.

Watching a firework show is the perfect way to end your Independence Day celebration. Fireworks pop in the starry sky, each one bigger than the next. To some they are beautiful and exciting, to others they can be romantic. It is a time to sit back and relax after a long day of festivities. It is a time to reflect on the fun day spent with family and friends and to appreciate our freedom to be able to celebrate a holiday like this.

So plan your patriotic attire and be free this fourth! Eat a burger and a slice of pie (or three); plan something fun outdoors, or find the perfect spot to watch fireworks. It is all right to be basic this Fourth of July, just be sure to post about how much fun you are having and how proud you are to be an American.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments