Family-Friendly Ideas for a Sparkling July 4th


July 4th is the best time to celebrate your connection to your family, friends and country! Get in the red, white and blue spirit with these holiday-inspired ideas for a fun, festive July 4th the whole family will enjoy.



What better way to celebrate the holiday than with a good old-fashioned grill out? The whole crew will be impressed with your serious cooking skills when you bring these fresh twists on classic recipes to the table.



Beer-Can Chicken: Put a fun summer twist on a classic grilled protein; this recipe and cooking technique keeps your chicken insanely moist.


Grilled Corn on the Cob with Roasted Garlic and Herbs: Yes, it’s as delicious as it sounds. Dress up your regular corn with some herbs for a refreshing summer task.


Dill Potato Salad: A healthy spin on a summer must-have, this recipe is as delicious as it is easy. Tip: Make it a day ahead to let the flavors develop even more – and save you time!


July 4th S’mores Dip: Send your patriotic taste buds over the moon with this yummy and fun spin on a campfire classic.


Kid-Friendly Drinks: Sipping fun for the whole family! These 22 kid-friendly, July 4th–inspired beverages are the perfect holiday sippers.



Everyone from the kiddos to the grandparents will be entertained all day long with these excellent activities for summer fun in the sun.



Best Outdoor Games: From the lawn and beach to the water, this list of the best outdoor games to play has all the bases covered.


DIY Outdoor Decorations: Get your home in the summer holiday spirit with these adorable outdoor décor ideas! There are tons of fun, easy crafts that the kids would love to help put together, too.


Relax: After a sun-filled day of fun, kick back and relax! Find some community fireworks to watch nearby and sit back to enjoy the show. The loud snap, crackle and pops a bit too much for the kids or pups? Keep the volume low and the level of fun high with these alternative options or a movie-night in.



Our team at United and Turtle Mountain Communications hopes you all have a safe and happy Independence Day!