The 4th of July is finally here and its time to kick back, relax, and enjoy a great weekend with friends and family—social distancing style!
Though this year's 4th of July celebrations may look a little different than previous years, we're still just as excited to enjoy a fun-filled weekend full of food and fireworks. However, remembering to social distance during this time is still crucial to you and your friends and family's health. Following CDC guidelines, we've come up with a few ideas for how to throw your 4th of July party in a safe, social distancing way.
Keep it Small:
Keeping your 4th of July party small is fundamental to being able to celebrate the holiday this year. If you choose to throw a 4th of July party, remember to keep it to 10 or fewer people. Keeping the numbers small will help keep your party safer and help prevent too close of contact with each other.
Keep the Distance:
When it comes to the 4th of July, back yard parties and games are always a great time! Games such as cornhole and frisbee are great options to put some distance between you and your friends. Setting up a backyard slip-n-slide is also a great way to still get the waterpark experience without having to go to an actual public waterpark.
Food from Afar:
Serving food to friends and family on a pre-made plate is a great way to ensure that you are serving food safely. Avoiding areas where many hands are touching the same objects that are going to be ingested adds a bit of extra precaution to your mealtime. Offering healthier food options is also a great way to ensure you are eating well and boosting your immune system with nutritious foods. Snacks such as chip bags or other pre-packaged foods are also an excellent option to help avoid any cross-contamination.
Skip the Parades:
Though 4th of July parades and firework shows are usually one of the most fun parts of this holiday, attending large gatherings is just simply unsafe this year. Rather than exposing yourself to large crowds, you can still enjoy these in a safe way. Having neighborhood parades or back yard firework shows are a fun alternative to these popular events. Fireworks on the lake are also a great option to enjoy the biggest fireworks around!
Though these tactics may be a bit different than normal 4th of July celebrations, we believe they are the safest way to still get the most out of your holiday. Remember to always follow your state and city guidelines and adjust accordingly. Following these guidelines not only helps keep you safe but also everyone else around you. Remember to stay safe and have a great holiday!