Fourth of July is almost here! Even though we want to celebrate with all of our family and friends, there’s still a pandemic happening, so it’s vital to still social distance and be safe. We have put together some fun ideas for a fun-filled, family fourth, while staying safe.

Parade- Because most parades have been cancelled this year, make your own! Decorate your bikes, scooters, or car, hit the road, and cruise through your neighborhood. Or dress up the dogs and head out. You can get neighbors to join by making flyers and leaving on doors a day or two before. This can brighten the days of those who can’t go far, or be around others due to low immune systems, they can set up lawn chairs and enjoy the paraders cruising by.

Bike Ride- Even if you don’t want to participate in a neighborhood parade, you can decorate your bikes and go for a ride with the family. Stop somewhere for ice cream to cool down along the way.

Water Balloons- Grab some water balloons and have a water balloon fight. You can even have the kids play with the neighbor kids, while keeping a distance, and staying in their yards. Create an obstacle out of patio furniture and yard toys. Its a great way to have fun, and stay cool in the July heat.

Have a Social Distance Party- Most people get together and drink and BBQ for the Fourth, and we still can, but it’s important to stay at least 6 feet from others. Invite the neighbors for a cultisac party, and have a social distance BBQ to celebrate the day.

Red, White, and Blue food and drinks-

Strawberry Floats- You can create a fun drink for the kids, and adults. Put a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream in a mug, and pour strawberry soda over, just like a root beer float, but fruity! To add some blue, you can add an umbrella in the drink, or a skewer with blueberries on it.

Fruit Salad- In a bowl, add a few scoops of vanilla or strawberry yogurt, and on top add some sliced up strawberries, raspberries or cherries, blueberries, and top with a dollop of whipped cream.

Ice Cream Sundaes- Grab anything red, white, and blue and you can create a fun DIY ice cream sundae bar with the kids. Aside from ice creams and syrups, you can add fresh fruit, candy, or cookies.

Happy Fourth of July,
The Jones Group @ Sunriver Realty

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