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Your Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide

June 12, 2014 6:00 AM

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Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images


Fourth of July fireworks, barbecues, parties galore – celebrating America’s birthday in style is a big affair. Independence Day is rapidly approaching and we’ve got everything you need to make this year the best one since 1776. Whether you need a little help hosting your own Fourth Of July party or are just trying to be as patriotic as possible, this guide has got you covered.
Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Photo Credit: Thinkstock


Fourth Of July Party Essentials

Little things like poking mini flags in everyone’s drinking straw can really add a lot to your party. Keep things simple and hassle free with these All-American essentials.

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Photo Credit: Massoud Hossaini/AFP/Getty Images


10 Red, White & Blue Food Ideas

Ever tried a Red, White & Bleu Burger? What about an All-American Cocktail? All of these menu items are easy to make, taste delicious and sure to please!

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Photo Credit: Hunter Martin/Getty Images


Part 1: Ultimate Fourth of July Playlist, The Classics
Part 2: Ultimate Fourth of July Playlist, Modern

What do “Yankee Doodle Dandy” and Miley Cyrus’ “Party In The U.S.A.” have in common? They’re both perfect for your Fourth Of July party playlist! This 22-song compilation of both classic and modern tracks will guarantee something to fit everyone’s taste.

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Photo Credit: Jessica Rinaldi/Getty Images


Best Firework Displays Across the Country

From the sites and sounds of New York City to the spirit and patriotism of Washington D.C., these five cities offer the finest Fourth Of July fireworks shows in the U.S.A.

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Photo Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Photo Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images


Fourth Of July Fashion Ideas

Body suits, face paint and top hats are just a few of the patriotic fashion ideas you can try out this year. Make sure the whole family looks the part with this photo gallery of Fourth Of July fashion ideas.

Matt Weiss is an Associate Producer for CBS Local Best Of and Travel. Follow him on Twitter.
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