By this time last year, you were probably wondering where to go on the 4th of July, but it’s 2020, and as we all have figured out by now, we are living through a very peculiar year. However, nothing is stopping you from celebrating Independence Day, providing you take all the necessary safety measures.
So, more than helping you figure out how to celebrate the 4th of July in quarantine, we are going to give you eleven creative date ideas on how to celebrate the 4th of July safely!
1. Organize A Special Picnic
You don’t need to be among a crowd to feel all the excitement of this special celebration. Instead, you can gather all of your favorite 4th of July foods, put them in a basket, and head to a secluded location with your better half to enjoy an intimate picnic.
If you don’t feel comfortable going out or if you don’t have the means to, try to improvise in your backyard, your balcony, or your living room – at the end of the day, it’s the thought that matters the most.
2. Make A Surprise Cake
Is baking on your list of fun activities? If so, you can celebrate this special holiday by baking a patriotic cake to gift your partner. If you are not very talented in the baking department, you can always try and do it together. It can be quite a fun challenge to spend some romantic time in the kitchen.
3. Go on a camping trip
With everything going on right now, moving away from the city can be a great plan, even if it’s just for the weekend.
Pack all of your camping essentials – a fluffy blanket, a bottle of your favorite wine, and even some fireworks in case you can’t make it without the traditional 4th of July firework show, and head to the woods for a relaxing and fun get-away.
4. Love Is In The Air
If you want to take your romantic moves to the next level on this 4th of July, the sky is the limit.
Proclaim your love for your soulmate by writing in the sky with sparklers, or make a bolder move and actually propose to them, who knows? Either way, you can watch this affectionate display from your apartment window, so it’s a great way to be romantic and safe.
5. Flowers Are The Everlasting Classic
Flowers are always a good idea, but on this special holiday, you can surprise the love of your life with a 4th of July themed bouquet. Splurge on a beautiful bouquet of blue, white, and red roses and have it delivered at your door. It’s a great way to start the day, right?
6. Plan For A Romantic Evening
The 4th of July is all about fireworks, so why not celebrate with some special and intimate fireworks of your own? *Wink wink*. Plan for a romantic evening that could match up a honeymoon.
Change the sheets, dim the lights, buy a bottle of peach champagne, set a table with massage oils, candles – whatever works for you and your sweetheart, as long as you two can share an incredible night, there should be no limits to your creativity.
7. Visit Any Museum In The World Without Leaving Your Couch
Take your significant other to a romantic date at the Van Gogh Museum without leaving your living room using a virtual museum tour. Virtual tours were the alternative that museums all over the world found to keep engaging with their visitors while the physical spaces had to close due to the pandemic.
Now, thousands of artworks are available online. So, you can have a fun and cultural date to celebrate this one of a kind 4th of July.
8. Have A Romantic/Historical Movie Night
If you and your soulmate are history nerds, you can enjoy an Independence Day movie marathon together.
Gather all of your favorite historical movies that portray this American Holiday, prepare all of your favorite snacks, and snuggle up for an educational movie session with the person you love the most.
9. Decorate Your House – But Be Extra
The hashtag stayathome was trending for a while due to the current situation, and if your home is where you want to spend your 4th of July, so be it, but that is no reason not to celebrate it, right?
Pick up every 4th of July decorations you can think of and decorate your house as if it was Christmas, but instead choose a patriotic theme and go all the way. Let the world know that you are home, but you are still celebrating this important occasion while keeping yourself and others safe.
10. Love Can Have A Soundtrack
This year, the best place for the 4th of July is, without any doubt, your home. Do some research and try to find out if there are going to be any online concerts on this special day.
If you manage to find some, set up the perfect concert ambiance in your living room and invite your soulmate for a musical date. If a live-streamed concert doesn’t sound appealing, you can put on your favorite record and, as Leonard Cohen would say, “dance them to the end of love.”
11. Order Food And Be Lazy
You have all these mouth-watering 4th of July food ideas, but you don’t have the energy to be in the kitchen preparing them? Thankfully, we live in this brave new world where all of your favorite foods can be delivered to your doorstep within a few minutes.
So, just for this one day, go crazy and indulge in all of your favorite Independence Day foods without any of the cooking efforts. Your job is to eat, relax and enjoy!