4th of July Essentials – 5 Things You Can’t Go Without

Whether you’re traveling this weekend or enjoying a stay-cation, here are 5 must-haves to make sure the holiday lives up to your expectations. 

Star-Spangled Snacks

Nothing says “America” like tasty baked goods. You know those frosted cookies that are red, white, and blue and available in almost every grocery store? These will make you the life of the party. We also recommend making your own patriotic treats – it’s a holiday. Calories don’t count!

Photo: those cookies from the grocery store

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A Hangover-Free Morning

As the wise Benjamin Franklin once said, “There cannot be good living where there is not good drinking.” Well, there also can’t be good living when you’ve got a killer hangover. So stock up on both Never Too Hungover Prevention and Boost, because who wants to lie in bed all day and miss out on quality time with fam and friends? Might as well pack a few extra for your friends (they’ll thank you later!) Enjoy the fireworks and your choice of drink (or drinks!!) worry free, just as the alcohol gods intended. 

Spark Up The Drive

Bad news: according to AAA, more people are planning to travel during Independence Day weekend this year than ever before. The New York Post even dubbed it “traffic hell.”  Lucky for you, we’ve put together an America-themed playlist complete with the classics that’ll keep you hyped up even while sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Even if you’re not traveling, feel free to play it on full volume at a barbeque, party, or even if you’re jamming in your room by yourself. It won’t disappoint.

  1. “Born in the U.S.A.” by Bruce Springsteen
  2. “American Boy (feat. Kanye West)” by Estelle
  3. “Party in the U.S.A.” by Miley Cyrus
  4. “Firework” by Katy Perry
  5. “American Saturday Night” by Brad Paisley
  6. “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  7. American Pie” by Don McLean
  8. “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond
  9. “I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas
  10. Made in America” by Toby Keith
  11. “Summer of ‘69” by Bryan Adams
  12. “All Summer Long” by Kid Rock

Pump Up the Volume

Every fire playlist needs an equally fire speaker. Break it out and get the party pumped up. You can’t go wrong with a sleek, portable Bluetooth speaker, allowing you to control the tunes from across the room.

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Embrace the Old-Fashioned

And last but not least, a Polaroid camera will give you instant photos so you remember the weekend forever. Capture those priceless memories via the technology that is becoming trendy again. Do it for the Insta!

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