FOR THE BEACH: umbrella | hat | tote | sparklers | sunscreen
FOR A PICNIC: basket | wine case | backpack | stereo
FOR THE BACKYARD: cocktail recipe | mini grill | grill tools | dress | drink dispenser
I can’t believe it’s already the Fourth of July this week. How did that happen? Pretty soon it’ll be Labor Day…then Halloween, then Thanksgiving, and you know what happens next. Boom, 2013.
Growing up in Texas, our Fourth of July celebrations were always the picnic-y, backyard variety (all of the above included, except for perhaps the iPod dock!). One year I shot off some Roman candles and almost killed a couple kids. My mother was pretty embarrassed. Another I was dumb enough to be standing too close to where the ashes from the fireworks were falling, and got a bunch of them in my shoe. Guess what? It burns. Like, a lot.
But though I completely adore the potluck picnics I remember as a kid (pyrotechnic mishaps included), I’ve always wanted to have a Fourth on the beach, with fireworks and sparklers and the whole deal. Where’s your favorite place to celebrate Independence Day?