Monitronics wants to know: what are you doing for 4th of July? Will you be hanging out at home, entertaining friends and family? Or will you be away? There are so many options for fun on the 4th of July, and we have some great suggestions for different ways to celebrate our nation’s independence, while Monitronics makes sure your home is safe and secure.
- Are you headed out to enjoy the festivities in your hometown? Check your local papers for information on fun events you may not even know exist! In some areas, locals show up and march in the parade, while others host potluck picnics, festivals and even BBQ competitions! Do a little research, and you may find something fun and unique that you never knew went on right in your own backyard.
- Hosting a backyard barbecue is a great way to unleash your inner domestic deity. Make sure you’ve created comfortable places for people to sit and chat, and then let yourself go wild with the decorating: Choose a theme, put fresh flowers and candles everywhere, make flag centerpieces like this flowery one or this easy one, and do whatever makes you a happy host!
- Keeping kids occupied on the 4th of July is easy as pie! Plan some fun crafts, like this 4th of July wand or this stunning patriotic wreath. You can also play games, or teach kids interesting facts about the holiday and our nation’s history. If you’ve got a crowd of kids, organize them into a parade, complete with balloons, flags and bikes decorated with streamers and ribbons.
- Speaking of pie, here are some great recipes to try at your barbecue. Follow these links for Easy Coleslaw, Creamy Guacamole with Bacon, Corn Muffin Poblano Cups, and yes, even Strawberry Pie.
- Don’t forget to have games at your backyard barbecue! Click here for a great list of suggestions, including old classics like bocce, horseshoes and badminton as well as some new, not-yet favorites such as Beersbee and Giant Jenga.
Monitronics wants you to have a great 4th of July! While you’re doing what makes you happy, and whether you’re enjoying your grill, your vacation, your town or just hanging out with your family and friends, you can trust us to take care of your home. Learn more about Monitronics home security systems by visiting our website, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.