How to have a great 4th of July party at home

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Here at Miraval we passionately believe that we don’t just build new homes, we build new home communities. With the 4thof July just around the corner, the families who live at Miraval will be making plans for how they are going to spend their Independence Day, whether that’s with family, friends or their new home community neighbors. The holiday is a great opportunity to celebrate our nation, its history and what makes it great; here are a few of our ideas for how to have a great 4thof July celebration.

Kid-friendly fun

The 4thof July is a great opportunity for adults to hang out and chill out, but if there are going to be kids at the gathering, it’s important to give them lots of things to see and do. Set up fun, traditional games like cornhole – and for an extra bit of Independence Day patriotism consider getting a board and bags sporting the good old Stars and Stripes! Alternatively, what could be more American than a game of baseball? A whiffle ball (for safety), a bat and throw-down bases and you’ve got fun for adults and children alike. Not all kids are sporty or competitive, though, so be sure to have entertainments for them, too, whether that’s coloring books and pencils, or a fun craft table where they can get creative.

Food and drinks

Whether you’re throwing the traditional 4thof July barbecue or not, there are a whole host of Independence Day party foods to please adults and children alike. For sweet treats, it can be fun to keep the theme going with those patriotic colors. Cookies, cupcakes or even ice-cream sandwiches bedecked with red, white and blue sprinkles make great treats for all the family. For something just a little bit healthier, how about skewers with alternating strawberries, marshmallows, and blueberries? As for drinks, what could be more traditionally American than a lemonade stand … homemade, of course!

Well, we hope that’s given you some ideas. At our Miraval new home development, we know that families will be taking advantage of our indoor/outdoor floorplan to enjoy the day to the max. Miraval wishes all of our residents – and everyone else – a happy and joyful 4thof July.