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5 Tips for the Best Fourth of July Party

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The Fourth of July and entertaining go hand-in-hand. If you’re hosting the patriotic party this year, Best Buy has the small appliances and tech gadgets that help with party prepping, entertaining and even the cleaning. But having the latest gadgets is only half the battle. Here are five tips to make the most of your Independence Day party.

Prepare Food Beforehand: Prepare dishes as much as you can before the party begins so you don’t have to worry about it when you should be spending time with your guests. Easier said than done? Not when you have a Vitamix by your side. Make relish, dips, smoothies and even ice cream with this one small appliance. You’re also going to want the Oster – Cordless Rechargeable Electric Wine Bottle Opener within arm’s reach. You’ve put enough effort in to the prepping and cooking for the party, you shouldn’t have to work for a drink too!

Party Tunes: Every great host knows that a party is not a party without the ultimate playlist. To save time, you can pick your favorite artists or songs and create a station on Pandora or Spotify. Set the vibe with the Bose Soundlink Color Bluetooth Speaker. This small Bluetooth speaker packs a punch with clear, full-range sound. Lastly, make sure to keep your devices fully juiced with the PNY – PowerPack.

Party Games: Plan a few party games for your guests to play. Games are a great way for all of your guests to meet one other and get a little friendly competition going. Think of all the fun yard games you can play, such as bocce ball, bags and croquet.

Take Pictures: Make sure not to get so wrapped up in all the fun you are having that you forget to take pictures! A sheet hung on a wall, the Fujifilm Instax Mini  Instant Camera and some patriotic props can make for great photo booth. The photos are printed instantly and can be placed in a photo album or framed as great gifts later. For digital photos, use a selfie stick to make sure no one is left out of the group photo op!

Clean Up: Everyone wants a quick cleanup, and cordless hand vacuums, like the Dyson V6, makes tidying up easy and works on hardwood or carpeted floors.