How to spend and cap off your 4th of July celebration
Backyard barbecues, marching bands along the street, and grand fireworks display to end the day; For most Americans, these are some of the hallmarks of a typical 4th of July celebration. However, this year is a little different.
Due to the ongoing fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, many cities and states may have to cancel their annual parades and festivities. Along with closing parks and pavilions to put a damper on large social gatherings.
However, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a patriotic holiday including our Cebuano-Americans without stepping outside. With some internet connection, outdoor space, and our imagination, the world is our oyster. So let us flip some steak indoor steak, toast to 4th of July, and flatten the curve by following these suggestions.
1. Indoor movie glamping
For those of you who do not know what glamping is; it is portmanteau of “glamorous” and “camping” all rolled into one. So, after celebrating family traditions in the morning, hop into your indoor tents at night and watch your favorite movies to cap off the day. And while you’re making popcorns, might we suggest a few movies to watch:
- We have “1776” for those of you who want to know what happened on the very first Independence Day.
- Rom-Com movie “The American President” because even the most powerful person in politics deserves to experience love.
- For those Action buffs, you can opt “Independence Day” and watch Will Smith fight off aliens as they try to take over Earth.
2. Enjoy quality time
Albeit summer is supposed to relax and travel, it seems like that option is off the list. So why not take time and enjoy your family’s company. Even if you see them every day, you can shirk the traditions and have a date night or family night to spend time with the people you love this celebration.
3. Test your history of America
If you are a history buff like me, well then let’s see how much you know about American history! Did you know that independence was not declared on July 4th? Do you know when it was declared? If you don’t, it looks like you need to brush up on your history. You can also take this quiz made by Flexi Quiz too if you can’t form a team.
4. BBQ and Burgers
Since large gathering are still prohibited due to social distancing guidelines, why not host your own with your family members. Test your skills in creating an all-American barbecue to start. Or challenge your family members in a cookout to see who knock up the biggest and juiciest burger. You can even tag along with your kids to help you with the indoor or outdoor decorations to put on some festive mood to the celebration.
5. Cap off the day with a sweet treat
I know, I know, barbecues and desserts are odd to pair for most, but you can never go wrong with pastries and cakes to cap off your all-American meal. You can whip up your family’s favorite dessert or swoon everyone with your baking skills. But if you are a little tight on your kitchen skills, you can also ask a helping hand or complete your celebration with Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino’s very own red velvet with ganache moelleux that you can share and enjoy with family and friends, and end your day in a high note.
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