Happy Fourth of July! Whether you’re firing up the backyard grill or throwing a rooftop bonanza, here are a few foolproof party tips to keep the cocktails pouring, the conversation flowing, and the grill sizzling.
Make Your Playlist Ahead of Time. Unless you plan to let Pandora do all the work, be sure to make a curated party playlist. It’s a great ice breaker for your guests, and everyone knows that good music keeps a party going.
Pack a Punch. Let’s face it—as much as you love to see your friends with a drink in their hand, you don’t want to play bartender all day. Set out a refreshing, pre-made virgin punch (for guests who want their drink sans booze). Have the liquor out and all the mixers in full view, so guests know to self serve.
Choose Your Look in Advance. On the day of your soirée, you’ll be tending to last-minute details. Choose your outfit ahead of time, so that when the time is right, you can slip into your party gear unscathed.*
Pick a Party Favor. This is more like an added bonus, but who doesn’t like parting gifts? Add a memorable (and unexpected) touch to your Independence Day Bash by gifting little goodies to each guest. Be it baked goods or dollar-store “happies,” everyone loves to walk away with a little something extra.
*Lipsticky Situation Chromatic Gallerie pumps are a festive pop of color at your rooftop shindig.