Last Minute 4th of July Ideas and Tips!

Everything in a Station!


Put sauces for hot dogs and hamburgers in cute bowls! Put unique toppings like peppers, mango, different, peppers, and guacamole out to spice things up! Hot Dog Station!

Chipotle Guac on your hot dog!

For a complete chips-and-dip experience, serve guacamole with tortilla chips that have been tossed with lime juice and a sprinkling of salt, a signature at Chipotle Mexican Grill.

Chipotle's Signature Guacamole


6 large ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
1/4 cup citrus (lemon and lime) juice*
3 cups fresh cilantro, chopped
1 1/2 cups red onion, finely chopped
12 large serrano chili peppers, seeded and finely chopped*
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Tortilla chips, for serving

*The original recipe calls for lime juice and jalapeño peppers.

Refresh and Bug Station!

Provide a table where your guests can refresh and keep the bugs off!

Don't forget the essentials: Good ol' bug spray is a must, and chilly wet towels will be a welcome treat on a super-hot day.
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DIY Green Tea Body Spray

KEEP COOL WITH THIS DIY MISTER THIS SUMMER!   A spray bottle filled with just water will do the trick on a steamy afternoon, but add-ons like cucumber and peppermint oil make this heat-beater feel even more luxurious.  Get the tutorial at Hello Natural »

Make DIY Citronella Candles for guests to place where they would like!

Summer Mason Jar Luminaries - These are not only easy and beautiful they are also a chemical free DIY Bug Repellent!

Having a 4th of July Pool Party? There is a station for that!

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Set up a table with extra towels, sunscreen, aloe, noodles, goggles, and pool toys! You can find most of these at the dollar store!

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