Why I Love the Fourth of July

The 4th of July is TOMORROW!! I am SO excited. As you probably already know, the 4th is one of my FAVORITE holidays. There is so much to like about it, it is a little impossible to not like it. Here is why I LOVE the Fourth of July:

Patriotic Wear Let's be honest... wearing red, white and blue on this day is one of the best things ever. As a kid, it was a tradition to make 4th of July t-shirts. Every year we'd figure out what we were going to make. There were tie-die shirts, hand print shirts, flag shirts.. and we all had matching ones.

BBQs What is the 4th of July without a BBQ!? It's the best thing to sit with your friends and family and have a burger or hot dog.

Fireworks I LOVE fireworks. I love how it starts out so small as it shoots into the sky then BAM! It explodes into this wonderful thing. And there are so many different types. I also love sparklers. That's definitely a favorite to have on the 4th. Also, the snapping fireworks that you throw on the ground.. it's a classic.

Dessert Let's face it - there is some of the BEST dessert happening on the 4th of July. Homemade ice cream, apple pie [if you like it, I am not a fan, but I know its a big hit at my house], cheesecake, cookies, popsicles.. SO. GOOD.

Music The music is the best. I love God Bless the USA, God Bless America, the Star Spangled Banner, Amazing Grace.. all the classic songs and other patriotic songs that newer artists have created. Every song just gives me chills.

Patriotism I love that we celebrate our freedom this day. I love that we thank soldiers. I love that we remember where we began. I love America annnnd I love the patriotism from her people.

These are some of my favorite things, what are your favorite things about the 4th of July?