Tips for Throwing a Fun & Frugal Fourth of July Party

4th of July party

The Fourth of July is right around the corner. Hosting friends and family this year to celebrate? Planning your party ahead of time will make the event more stress-free and enjoyable. Here are our tips for covering all the essentials for a great Independence Day celebration, without busting your budget!

Feed the Foodies


It’s near impossible to imagine a Fourth of July celebration without summer-style food. There’s nothing wrong with the classics like hot dogs, burgers and a side of potato salad, but there are plenty of other options that will satisfy your guests. For example, grilling corn on the cob or marinated chicken kabobs are great, easy-to-eat options that will add flavor to the party. If you have vegan or vegetarian guests attending, be sure to have salad and other entrees available that meet their dietary restrictions.

Turn up the Tunes

friends dancing on 4th of July

The music selection can make or break any party. During your Fourth of July celebration, American classics are a must. If you are using a music streaming app, consider allowing guests to add their own selections to the party playlist. As long as there is music in the queue, you’ll keep the energy going throughout the day.

Games & Activities


Having the right games and activities will help your guests mingle and have fun during the day. Consider tailgate-style games, such as cornhole or horseshoes, to start. If you have plenty of space, have a few footballs or frisbees available for any guests interested in moving around.

Setting up Furniture

on a patio

While many people will likely be on their feet throughout the day, you’ll need to provide plenty of chairs and tables to accommodate your guests. Portable folding tables will suffice for holding food and for dining purposes, while lawn and beach chairs provide a mobile option for seating. If you’re interested in higher end furnishings that are both comfortable and affordable, consider furniture rental for your gathering.

There’s a lot that goes into planning a Fourth of July party. Keep these tips in mind, give yourself plenty of time to prepare and you’ll pull off the perfect celebration without breaking the bank.

Hosting a fabulous Fourth of July party is another way you can enjoy your #LPCStayCation! With resort-style amenities, Lincoln residents don’t have to travel far for summer excitement and relaxation. We’d love to see how you’re making the most of the season, so be sure to hashtag #LPCStayCation on Instagram and tag your apartment community!

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Guest post courtesy of Cort Furniture Rental

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