Heat, humidity, bugs --- all of these dampen a Fourth of July celebration. But with these easy hacks, everyone (even kids and pets!) will enjoy a fun, food-filled day outside. Here are some last-minute, outdoor entertaining ideas for a stress-free Fourth of July cookout.
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If you and your crew will be celebrating Independence Day at a park, on a boat or in a friend's backyard, don't load down your cooler with unnecessary items. These packing hacks make it SO much easier to transport picnic supplies
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The absolute best way to keep mosquitoes away is with a fan. Set up a few cheap floor fans on your deck or patio to keep bug bites to a minimum. Or, try these other natural ways to mosquito-proof your yard.
Use household items as serveware.
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So, you forgot to pick up paper plates and bowls at the store. Don't sweat it! Instead, repurpose items around the house as cute serveware. For example, planter = ice bucket. See 14 more ways to improvise party supplies.