One of the perks of owning a luxury Laguna Beach home is feeling like you’re on vacation all year round. So why not spend this 4th of July enjoying it? Beat the crowds and have a fun and relaxing day with friends and family by throwing your own Independence Day bash. Here are some great ideas on how to utilize your Laguna Beach home to its fullest potential.
Make Use of Your Outdoor Kitchen
If you’re lucky enough to own a Laguna Beach home with an outdoor kitchen, the 4th of July is the perfect time to make use of it. Fire up that grill for an all-American cookout. You can make it kid-friendly with burgers and hot dogs, or more upscale for an adult crowd with steaks, seafood and an assortment of veggies. Not sure what to serve? Real Simple has collected over a dozen recipes especially for the grill; you’re sure to find one that’s perfect for your crowd.
The 4th of July is a holiday that seems to be tailor-made for outdoor festivities, so bring the dinner party outside. The forecast calls for sunny afternoon skies with highs in the 70s, so your guests will surely enjoy an afternoon or evening of alfresco dining. Have fun with your table settings by employing a patriotic theme. Simple white plates on blue placemats with red roses as a centerpiece is an elegant way to set the mood without going over-the-top. For a little inspiration, the blog Finding Home shows you how to pull together a beautiful 4th of July table from items you already own. What could be easier?
Play in the Pool
Many Laguna Beach homes feature beautiful, luxury pools and the 4th of July is the best time to show it off. Be sure to tell guests to bring their swimsuits for an afternoon of fun in the sun. Have some red, white and blue diving sticks on hand and let the kids compete to see who can collect the most. Or set up a net and have a rousing game of volleyball. Go the extra mile and provide guests with red, white and blue beach towels.
Watch the Laguna Beach Fireworks
Nothing symbolizes the spirit of the 4th of July quite like a fireworks display, and the city of Laguna Beach has a great fireworks show planned for the evening. The fireworks will originate from Monument Point in Heisler Park at 9 p.m. The best place to view the fireworks is from Main Beach, but the area does fill up fast so its best to arrive early to get a spot. If you’re considering taking the free Laguna Beach trolley, be aware that it will stop running at 7pm, so as not to contribute to traffic congestion. Your best bet is to take a walk down to the beach, or if you’re lucky enough to live close by, watch from your own backyard.
If you’d like more information about Laguna Beach luxury homes for sale, please don’t hesitate to contact The Stanaland Group. We hope you and your family and friends have a safe and fun 4th of July!