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July 01, 2011

Tired of the same old predictable spectacular fireworks? Try adding these new wrinkles to your patriotic tablecloth.

Have a 50-Chili Picnic with a chili for every state: Louisiana Crawfish Chili, Hawaiian Pineapple Chili…


Be green and save used fireworks to re-light next year. They’ll be less fiery but more efficient.


Make a patriotic Stars and Stripes snack using mayonnaise, ketchup and blueberry-flavored jellybeans.


Plan to dream of John Adams, George Washington and Betsy Ross performing Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’.


Have a Supreme Court-themed dance party where everyone dresses up as their favorite justice.  Think of the possibilities…


Use your Mitt Romney action figurines to create a stop-motion film of Mitt performing ‘Swanee River’.


Rent a copy of The Best of the Dancing Eisenhowers


Pageant of the Secretaries of the Interior


Hire a Queen Elizabeth II impersonator to sit in a dunking booth and toss baseballs at the target.


Bake sponge cake in the shape of Wyoming


Stage a musical version of the Clarence Thomas approval hearings featuring the song ‘Hair in My Coke’.


Celebrate the traditional British way, with a plate of fish and chips and a warm pint of Newcastle.


If you found these ideas inspiring, be sure to check out Space Command and the Planets of Doom: http://amzn.to/atEZo9