The Fourth

Independence Day 2020. Smaller party, yet bigger celebration. Throughout the challenges, we can still get creative and celebrate the things we love. It might be a different kind of party, but now more than ever is the time to celebrate our nation. Here’s a couple of festive ideas for your tight quarantine pack, along with virtual activities filled with plenty of stars and stripes.

On your mark. The Atlanta tradition affectionately known as “The Peachtree” road race may be rescheduled until Thanksgiving, however, you can run a virtual “Peachtree” where ever you are. While the race will not be held on July 4th, runners and walkers in metro-Atlanta, across the country and around the globe are encouraged to commemorate The Peachtree history by taking part in a running or walking activity during the day. Participants can share their runs using #MyPersonalPeachtree and all posts will populate on the Atlanta Track Club website here. There is no set course or distance required, however the Club urges everyone, for safety reasons, to stay off the AJC Peachtree Road Race course on the Fourth of July. Gather the kids (and the dog ) to get the the 4th started with fresh air and exercise. It might earn you an extra hot dog later.

Everett is choosing to run his Peachtree race in Colorado, running along the Flatirons. Good luck Buddy!

Show your spirit in style. This is not the holiday for neutrals. In the true spirit of tradition, amp up your patio, veranda, deck, front porch, and even the dog with red, white and blue.

Bring on the bunting for that patriotic touch on your outdoor decor. Ziva is patiently waiting for the festivities to begin.

Get crafty. Gather every red, white and blue art supply you can find and let freedom ring. Nova is VERY busy making her decorations with serious determination!!

This windsock was crafted from ribbon, fabric scraps, and a lot of love for the red, white and blue!

Put on a show! How much fun is watching your favorite patriotic movie right in your backyard!

The show must go on, virtually and free. The city of East Point, in Georgia, has partnered with a software company to bring attendees a free virtual fireworks show using the app, Total AR. Download this free app on your smartphone or tablet and on July 4th between 9-midnight hold your device at face level while pointing it towards the sky to view a spectacular 10-12 minute show using augmented reality. Pretty cool.

Don’t forget the smore’s! No fire pit? No worries. With a few simple tools you can make these yummy treats anywhere, even inside. All you need is a few terracotta pots, plenty of clean burning heat fuel cans (safe for food) and some pebbles to secure the burner upright. Gather all the classic ingredients or add your unique toppings, like peanut butter cups and Nutella. Delish! Enjoy and make memories.

From our family to yours, we hope you have a safe and fun FOURTH!

Love Life at Home.

Many thanks to Nova, Everett and Ziva for being our guests and “Hey let’s make stuff,” and Pinterest for content photos, how to’s and inspiration. Special thanks to Magnolia for the image and the yummy s’more recipe!The gorgeous veranda is new at Azul30A, coming soon!


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