4th of July Etiquette

So, you've got your red, white, and blue gear ready and the grill's fired up for some serious BBQ—sounds like you're all set for a fantastic 4th of July! But before we dive into the festivities headfirst, let's chat about a few etiquette tips to make sure everyone has a good time and doesn't end up the butt of jokes on Facebook.

If you're hosting a backyard bash or heading to a friend's place, a little courtesy goes a long way. Make sure to RSVP on time if you've been invited, and if you're the host, give your guests a heads-up on what to expect—like whether it's BYOB or if you've got their dietary preferences covered.

When it comes to fireworks, check your local regulations if they are allowed and and be mindful of your surroundings. Fireworks can be dangerous and many people have wound up in the emergency room with damage to their eyes and lost fingers. Find a safe spot away from trees, dry grass, and houses before lighting up the sky. I suggest keeping your pets in the house - I know my dog's heart races with every firecracker.

Rock those stars and stripes with pride, but maybe skip anything that might be a little too risqué or controversial for a family-friendly event. Let's keep it fun and festive for everyone.

And hey, while we're celebrating freedom, let's also respect our neighbors. Keep the noise levels in check, especially late into the night. And if you're using public spaces, like parks or beaches, be sure to clean up after yourself. Leave it as beautiful as you found it for others to enjoy.

Lastly, take a moment to remember why we're celebrating—our nation's independence and the freedoms we cherish. Soak it all in, maybe raise a toast to those who serve, and enjoy making memories with friends and family.

Don't forget to VOTE this November and let's have an amazing 4th of July filled with good food, great company, and lots of laughter. 

Until next time, keep sparkling like the glitter on a champagne flute!

Sai 🥂


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