5 Fourth of July Must-Have’s!

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The Fourth of July is always so much fun for the whole family, especially with these 5 Fourth of July Must-Have’s! From helpful sites and apps to do-it-yourself ideas, you’ll definitely want to have all of these for your Fourth of July!

1. Red, White, and Blue!

Wave those American flags high, and bust out those stars and stripes! Nothing’s more fun than the all American, Fourth of July theme! Pinterest has a plethora of fun DIY ideas from Fourth of July clothing to decor, but watch out, it’s addicting! Or check out the fab creations on Etsy – their kids clothes literally make me say, awww!

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2. All-American Food!

Nothing says ‘Merica like a good old fashioned barbeque! Don’t worry, there’s an app for that. Check out Grill Guide, an app that tells you how to  grill your meat of choice. While the men are manning the barbeque, you can create one of the many uh-mazing Fourth of July desserts from the ridiculously cute ideas on Pinterest!

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3. Ready for the Camera!

Since you’ll be taking lots of fun Fourth of July pictures, make sure you’re ready for the camera! Exfoliate your face in the morning or use an ultrasonic toning device like the ACELLerator for glowing skin all day long! A little self tanner never hurt anyone, but it sure does look sexy in photos! Use a gradual tanner the week before for a natural, sunkissed glow. If you’re planning on being bikini-clad, a quick Thermage treatment at the medspa could work wonders for those hard to shrink areas. And once YOU’RE ready for the camera, get the camera ready too with apps like Holiday Picture It that lets you add fun Fourth of July borders and decorations to your photos!

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4. Fun in the Sun!

The Fourth of July isn’t just about watching the fireworks at night. The real fun begins with a fun filled day right in your own backyard! While the grown ups are having fun socializing, set up some fun Fourth of July games and activities for the kids! For toddlers, create a giant outdoor memory game using patriotic photos printed out from your computer. While the kids wait for the fireworks at night, let them create their own on paper using red, white, and blue glitter glue. For the bigger kids, let them paint on clear balloons so when they fly they look like sparklers in the sky! Don’t forget that while the sun is fun, burns and wrinkles are not. Lather that SPF on everyone before heading outside!

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5. Hydration Station!

The Fourth of July is the perfect oppurtunity to show off those cute cocktail creations you’ve been dying to make. For the adults, try this recipe for a very patriotic sangria that’s delicious and refreshing. This red, white, and blue layered non-alcoholic libation is a sure hit for everyone as well! It’s going to be a long day, so make sure there’s plenty of cold water for everyone at all times. Don’t forget that the sun and sweat also dehydrates your skin, so give yourself a little hydrating mask once the day is over!

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