It’s nearly time for one of our favorite summer holidays: the Fourth of July. There’s nothing quite as American as hot dogs, swimming pools, and fireworks on the 4th, and this year is no exception - even with COVID-19 lurking around every corner. If the idea of planning your annual Independence Day bash leaves you anxiety-filled, the LÔTELI team has a few party planning tips for the COVID-conscious that will quash worries and leave you free to enjoy the (slightly smaller than usual) party.
July 4th Face Coverings
This year, it’s probably a good idea to ask guests to bring their own masks as well as a six-pack. But for an especially on-theme touch, order a few sets of red, white, and blue bandannas that guests can don upon arrival. Just think of the color-coordinated pictures!
Social-Distancing Party Grids
Okay, this isn’t exactly the easiest task on our list. But if you want to get serious about your social-distancing while celebrating with friends and family, you can create a social-distancing grid in the backyard with mini American flags (order a pack of 50 or 100 here). Enlist a few friends and a tape measure, and stick mini flags in the ground every six feet, working your way across a reasonable amount of yard. It looks super festive, while providing your guests with a nice visual guideline for physical distancing.
Patriotic Film Screenings
Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past couple years, you’ve heard of the massive Broadway hit Hamilton. Disney just announced that they’ll be streaming a recorded version of the play starting July 3rd - what better way to celebrate our country than learning about our founding fathers? Hang a sheet, borrow your bestie’s projector, and have everyone bring a blanket to sit on (6 ft. apart!). Get ready for one giant sing-along.
Together, Apart (in the water)
Is it too hot where you are to party on dry land? Here’s another fun way to keep everyone socially-distanced. Order a bunch of LÔTELI pool floats (think red, white and the deep blue sea/pool). Day of the party, inflate and toss them in the pool, then make sure everyone knows the newest pool rule: you must be at least one float apart from everyone else in the water.
Take care, be safe and enjoy your July 4th!