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#30Seconds In-Depth: Fun Ideas for a Festive July 4th With Holly Budde! by Renee

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#30Seconds In-Depth: Fun Ideas for a Festive July 4th With Holly Budde!

Are you looking for fun activities and all things patriotic to celebrate July 4th? This week, 30Seconds contributor Holly Budde joined us as our #30Seconds Twitter chat guest! Holly is a Texas-based mom of two daughters, real estate agent, writer and lover of life. Holly’s tip and creative ideas will help make this your best July 4th ever!

Q: Where are some of your favorite places to go for July 4th?

  • Cool off in the water! Take a road trip to the beach or lake with your family.
  • It’s a great time to get outdoors and visit places you have never been before. It is also a good time to experience different cultures and celebrations.
  • It’s fun to pick a direction, drive two to three hours and see what happens! My family is always surprised by what we find.
  • Local parks, museums, city festivals, parades and firework shows are all fun! Search for local July 4th community events online. Many are free!

Q: What are some of your ideas to celebrate if staying at home? 

  • Staycations are great! Get creative! Make it a game day, PJ party, create an outdoor movie or have a field day with your family.
  • Invite a few of yours and your kids’ friends over. It doesn’t have to be formal to be fun!
  • I’m home this year myself. We’ve decided to rent a water slide and have a small party.

Q: Speaking of party, share with us your July 4th party ideas!

  • Food and decorations at your July 4th party does not have to be all red, white and blue! Use what you have and make it say “summer!”
  • I decorate outside with flags Inside, a few items on the dinner table. I even used baseballs. Nothing says summer like baseball!
  • If you don’t have a pool or waterslide to cool off, don’t sweat! Use the sprinkler or water balloons and make a special play area for kids.
  • Encourage activities with your guests! I’ve created a bucket of volleyballs, badminton, softballs, ring toss, etc., for the patio. I think I’ll keep that out all summer!

Q: What are some of your favorite Fourth of July party foods?

  • I keep party food simple. It’s easy to get red, white and blue with fruits. Watermelon, strawberries, blueberries. etc. Use fresh produce to add flare and cut calories!
  • Make firecracker hot dogs by wrapping the hot dog with pretzel dough, chicken strips on sticks or dress up a burger by making a hamburger bar!
  • Bite-size cupcakes or cheesecakes are easy to decorate for July 4th with fruits and candy.
  • Cocktails and mocktails are easy to transform into the Fourth of July spirit with garnishes or red, white and blue ice cubes.
  • Lemonade and iced tea are simple crowd pleasers, too!

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Holly Budde
Thanks. I’m looking forward to it. see you there !!! 😘
Meredith Schneider
It's almost 4th of July already?! I've totally lost track of time. Can't wait for this #30Seconds chat with Holly Budde! Yay! :-) xoxo
Holly Budde
Time for you to have a pool party
Holly the party planner! It doesn’t matter if we are at the farm or lake side Holly puts on great parties. Fun for everyone.
Holly Budde
Ha ha. Thanks Amy! hope you will join in tomorrow night. It’s time for another party
Nicole DeAvilla
It's party time with Holly! XO
I will be at the fun chat tonight, to get tips on my favorite topics: travel, entertaining, activities, foods, parties and decorating . Fun.... Fun!
Gail Harris
Have a great time, #mamas and Holly Tweenspot
What an amazing chat!!! Thank you Holly Budde! ❤️❤️❤️
Holly Budde
thank YOU Renee Herren !! It was fun working with you again

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