With the 4th of July only 4 days away, I thought it would be the perfect time to share some of my last-minute ideas that can make hosting a celebration a little more fun and way more memorable! 

Remember, you don’t have to plan for a long time to have a GREAT time. If want to enjoy the holiday with the special people in your life, you can make it happen (even if you start tonight). 


If you’re planning last minute, decorations are how you’ll make it feel festive quick. Keep it simple by making your practical items be the focal point of your theme. Napkins, drink stirs, plates, cups, and more can end up being the star of the event. 

If you want to go traditional, you can still keep it simple.
Some red and blue tableware gives your party extra patriotic flare.  And colorful fruits are a simple centerpiece and an effective way to add interest to your table.  

If you need some more inspiration or last-minute supplies, come visit the CTE Shop at NEWMARKET. But no need to stick with just the stars & stripes. Yes, flags are the go-to 4th of July theme but consider giving your celebration a twist this year. Like the POW of a superhero theme or the beauty of celestial stars.  


Create a Glow-in-the-Dark Water Balloon Toss

Fireworks always make for a festive time but not everyone loves them. So, glow in the dark balloons can bring some colorful sparkle to the celebration without all the noise. 

It’s super easy to do yourself. Just fill a water balloon with water and add a glow stick. 

Need some balloons, head over to the CTE Balloon Bar at NEWMARKET. We have all the colors in the rainbow to pick from or you can go traditional with red, white & blue. 


Elevate the Old-School Lemonade Stand

Muster up that childhood spirit and set up your own adult friendly lemonade stand for your 4th of July celebration.

Squeeze your own homemade lemonade, then let your party guests make it their own with garnishes and added fruit.

Need a place to set up your stand? CTE Party Rentals has a few options for you.

4th of JULY CAMP SALE!!!!

Let’s celebrate independence from the school year. 

This weekend only receive 15% off for all camp weeks booked from June 30th through July 4th.

No code needed, discount will apply automatically.

It’s Never Too Late to Plan a Celebration.”

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