Want to throw a sizzling-hot 4th of July party this year but worried about the hassle? Don’t sweat it—organizing a party doesn’t have to be a lot of hard work. These party planning tips can help you create a celebration that’s easy to put together and won’t be a dud. Here’s how:
Jiffy party invites to make
Striking invitations can help build excitement for the event, and you don’t have to be a professional designer to create them. Invitations are a snap to make with Avery Note Cards, which come with matching envelopes. And with free Avery Design & Print Online, you can choose from a variety of pre-designed templates and graphics, without having to download any software.
With these do-it-yourself cards, you can make as many as you want, whenever you want them. For a festive touch, consider using address labels with a Fourth of July theme you can create with Avery Clear Easy Peel Address Labels and Avery Design & Print Online. And if you need a little extra assistance, check out our Help Center for formatting and printing tips or contact us. We’ll help you get the best results, every time.
Use simple items to decorate
Looking for an affordable way to decorate? Consider bringing back red or blue garland from the winter holidays and draping them from arbors and awnings, suggests Shauna Smith Duty in her Fourth of July planning article on thriftyfun.com. For tabletops, she recommends filling clear containers with tap water colored with red and blue food coloring, then adding white carnations. Over time, the carnations will absorb the colored water and turn red or blue. Another way to add a patriotic vibe is by picking up a bundle of small American flags from an arts and crafts store and decorating your yard or walkway by sticking the wooden dowels or rods into the ground or in planters.
Lead them to the all-American grub
What’s a party without the food? And we’re not talking about mystery meat or questionable cole slaw. Whether you decide to provide munchies or host a potluck, everyone will appreciate knowing what they’re putting on their plate. There’s no question as to what’s what when each food item is clearly identified with a mini tent card using Avery Folded Business Cards. These cards also make it easy to call out certain dishes, such as vegetarian plates or food that contain nuts. If you’re hosting a potluck, you may want to ask your guests when they RSVP what they’re planning to bring so you can print the cards ahead of time. And be sure to give your cards a little patriotic charm with design options from Avery Design & Print Online.
You’ll all have fun with a raffle
Life, liberty and the pursuit of… prizes. Throwing a raffle is a fun way to supercharge the gang. Create numbered pairs of raffle cards with Avery Clean Edge® Business Cards. Each pair should display the same number. Present a card to each guest when they arrive and place the matching card in a fishbowl for the drawing. When it’s time to do the raffle, start off with small prizes and work your way up to the grand prize to build up the anticipation.
We all have our own unique ways of displaying our patriotic side. Celebrate your Independence Day holiday the star-spangled way, with a little help from Avery.