Have you decided that you want to host a party honoring the Fourth of July? Have you decided that you want it be be a time when you can invite extended family members and all of your friends? Maybe you have already made all of your plans. If that's the case, you are probably an extremely organized person who loves to plan ahead. Good for you! On the other hand, you might still be in the planning stages of your Fourth of July event. From arranging for party seating rental to planning the menu for your party, here are some ideas that might help you.
Party Seating Rental - If you are having a super large group in your backyard, it is likely that you don't have enough seating for every person who comes to celebrate this special day with you. Of course, you could call lots of friends and ask them if you could borrow folding chairs. But, think of how complicated and time-consuming that would be. You'd have to arrange to pick up the chairs, and then you'd have to get them all back to their owners.
Consider arranging for party seating rental. The rental agency will have attractive chairs that are also comfortable. Think of renting white wooden folding chairs that will go with a red, white, and blue Americana theme. When you make arrangements to rent the party chairs, be very specific about when you want them delivered and when you want them to be picked up again. If guests will be holding their plates on their laps, all you'll need is the chairs. However, if you want to offer table seating, the rental agency will more than likely also have white tables you can rent.
The Party Menu - Think of serving foods that are traditionally American. For example, offer a choice of hot dogs or hamburgers. Sides of Boston baked beans, potato salad, and watermelon would be yummy accompaniments. Apple pie or cherry pie for dessert would be great, too. However, that might be hard to serve to all of your guests. Instead, consider buying individually wrapped apple and cherry tarts. Decorate the tables with American flags and red, white, and blue curling ribbon and you'll be all set.
Another idea for the menu would be to go with foods from different countries. After all, isn't the United States a melting pot of many different nationalities? Think of having things like tacos, egg rolls, baclava, and other foreign foods as part of the menu. Mexican paletas, or popsicles, would be delicious and very easy to serve.