A Fourth of July cookout is wonderful in theory, but sometimes the reality of sunburns, sweat, and insects can ruin a good time. When the summer sun is in full swing, it’s perfectly acceptable if you would rather hang out indoors, especially in the late afternoon. So what should you do on July 4th if it’s too hot to go outside? There are still plenty of ways to enjoy the holiday with your loved ones — in the comfort of air conditioning.
The high temperatures are not only annoying, but also a potential health hazard — especially when kids are in tow. Thankfully, all of the things that you like about the holiday, from the food to the socializing, can be enjoyed inside. (Well, except for the fireworks. Those should probably stay outside.)
Who knows? Perhaps a trip to the local museum or a patriotic dessert party could become your family’s next tradition. Whether you’re enjoying a low-key affair or an all-out bash, there are loads of options for cooling entertainment this 4th of July. Your friends and family can celebrate the stars and stripes safe from the wrath of mosquitos and pop-up thunderstorms. After all, your time together will probably be more pleasant if you aren’t in danger of heat exhaustion.