Just because you can't get together with the gang IRL on the 4th doesn't mean you can't have a blast with them.
If there ever has been a Independence Day to celebrate America and its citizens, it's this one. After all, 2020 hasn't been an easy year for our country, or just about anyone in it. Sure, we can still fire up the grill with the best 4th of July recipes and figure out where to watch fireworks from a distance, but most of us could really use a good shindig with our extended family and friends right about now. Of course, getting together IRL is still mostly a no-no. Luckily, thanks to some nifty technological advances and serious out-of-the-box thinking, we've come to the rescue with a dozen virtual 4th of July party ideas.
From ingenious ways to break bread together online, to cool tours of historical sites your can access from your laptop, we've got you covered with ways you can virtually honor America, and have a darn good time doing it, too. We've even put together game and contest suggestions that can help keep you connected to the gang—as long as you remember to update scores on social media! While we still wish we could watch burst overhead hand in hand with loved ones, these virtual 4th of July party ideas will make our celebrations the next best thing to being there.