Summer is right around the corner, and the firework stands will be opening before we know it! July 4th is the biggest summer celebration we have, and it’s one of the greatest opportunities to reach our community. Make the most of this patriotic celebration by planning your stars and stripes themed experience now. Whatever plans you make, be sure and include a creative community-wide celebration that connects people of all ages to your church. Throwing a big summer bash will bring in new guests and the fun atmosphere will be an amazing way to share your church’s vision with newcomers! Remember, every event we plan is about the one life. I look forward to hearing how a big event in your church can become a big event in someone’s life.
Inspiration for the July 4th Celebration at Your Church:
1. Light it up!
Light up your experience, day or night! If you have an evening experience, include a fireworks show and provide glow sticks. If it’s during the daylight, set up some fun confetti and streamer stations for the kids! Everyone will love the festive July 4th touch!
2. Take them to the movies!
DIY a big screen and have a movie night! Project a movie onto the side of your building and invite everyone to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets. This is a fantastic and economical way to throw a summer night bash!
3. Bring out the foodies!
Food Trucks are a crowd favorite! Schedule to have a few food truck options for guests during the event and invite local vendors from your community to set up tents and sell family-festival-friendly foods! You don’t have to pay, just provide!
4. Make it magic for the kids!
This is a family-friendly holiday, so consider events that reach the whole family. Face painting, balloon animals, puppet shows, bubbles, crafts, and games are all great ideas to scatter throughout the celebration!
5. Make it musical!
Have live music, invite church-friendly bands or have a fun-in-the-sun playlist going throughout the event. Having some tunes will set the tone and give your party some extra pizzazz!