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July 4th Party Planning Mistakes

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Fourth of July Mistakes

If you’ve ever hosted a party before, you know there are many pitfalls and unexpected perils that can potentially ruin your celebration. Independence Day 2020 is certainly going to be a little bit different than the ones in the past. Now is the perfect opportunity to make this memory unforgettable. Let Yescom help you plan appropriately. 

Running Out of Food

One of the most embarrassing catastrophes that could happen to a host is running out of food at their party. Whether unexpected guests arrive or current guests eat more than you predict, hungry people are unhappy people. A helpful tool to have on hand is a countertop deep fryer! These sturdy and durable machines can make various dishes that can satisfy many pallets and diets. Deep fryers can crisp delicious desserts and appetizers in a matter of seconds! 


In addition to running out of food, it is equally important not to run out of ice! Use a countertop ice cube maker. The sturdy stainless steel machine can produce about 100 pounds of ice a day so you can be sure that you will never run out of cold drinks at your small shindig. 


Leaving Picnic Food Out All Day   

Pests and other outside elements can potentially ruin your entire meal in a matter of seconds. Leaving food outside can cause bacteria growth at extreme levels to the point that it can cause illness. Flies and other pests can also ruin a meal. Keep hot foods warm with an Electric Heating Lunch Box and cold foods cool with a stainless steel thermal cup

Running out of Entertainment 

No one likes a boring party. Keep the party going with various forms of entertainment. Create a versatile entertainment system using a high-quality projector. Combine it with the reflective polyester fabric screen and a portable speaker. With these items, your guests can spend hours entertaining themselves with video games, movies, karaoke, and many other games! 

Not Having Enough Seating  

When guests can’t get comfortable and relax, they may not be inclined to stay. Make sure to have enough seating for everyone who might show up to your shindig. Use portable camping chairs that can be easily be folded and moved with respect to your state’s orders

Forgetting About Children and Pets

Sparklers may seem safe, but can actually do a lot of damage to children if they are left unattended. Sparklers can burn up to 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit and have been responsible for serious injury and even death in children

Your pets are also in danger. Their primal instincts may affect them in ways you would never expect. Fireworks can trigger negative behaviors which may cause an otherwise passive pet to cower in fear or attack unwarranted.   


Yescom Will Help Your Party Run Smoothly

We all know that this is the Summer of Safety and we have to plan things a little bit differently. However, different it what you make it. Take a look at our home and outdoor collection! Save more when you join our Yescom Rewards Program and be the first to learn about our deals when you follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
  • Amanda So
4th of July Outdoor Games

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Things To Do On July 4th

The 4th of July is almost here! This Independence Day will be different than any other, so you have to plan accordingly. Many of us will be enjoying this holiday at home and are looking for ways to shake off the cabin fever. Since the beginning of time, games have been used to pass the time, entertain, and form social bonds. With respect to our holiday, let Yescom help you create the perfect memory with these patriotic games and activities. 

Brief History of Independence Day 

Traditionally, Independence Day or the 4th of July is the time where Americans celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This historical document liberated the 13 American colonies from British rule. Annually, the holiday is usually commemorated with fireworks, barbecues, picnics, carnivals, fairs, and other outdoor gatherings and activities. 


Due to recent events, celebrating July 4th 2020 will be one to remember. We may not be able to gather like we did in the past, but there are many activities and games that can be played at home. 

Have A Deep Fried Barbeque 

Nothing is more American than deep fried barbeque! French fries and corn dogs are typical American dishes, but with your very own high quality deep fryer your possibilities are endless. Experiment with your deep fryer! Some unexpected delights include: 

  • Pizza slices
  • Crab meat
  • Ice cream 
  • Strawberries 
  • Oreos 
  • Doughnuts 

Backyard Camping Trip

 The day doesn't have to end just because the sun goes down. Enjoy the outdoors all night long with a backyard camping trip! Roast marshmallows around a fire, tell spooky stories, and discover constellations with the ones you love the most but do it in style. Use an off the ground camping tent with wide mesh windows so you can appreciate nature but protect yourself from mosquitoes and other pests. 


Patriotic Games

Keeping within the theme of Independence Day, there are many trivia and history inspired games you can play. From answering history questions to playing Wheel of Fortune, a customizable WinSpin Prize Wheel is a great way to keep the fun going all day! Color code the panels red, white, and blue and offer different challenges! 

 

 

Use a projector screen and projector to take patriotic photographs and play Independence Day themed games. Watch historical movies or big time blockbusters the entire family can enjoy! Projectors are also great when used with sporting video games such as baseball, fishing, and bowling. 


Honor Your Flag

America, we’ve been through alot and we’ve become stronger because of it. Honor our history by praising our 52 states. Hang your American flag high and remember what we stand for: Strength, unity, and freedom 


Happy Birthday America, From Yescom

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  • Amanda So
Safe and Fun July 4th Home Activities

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What to do with the Family for the 4th of July

This is the summer of safety, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make this 4th of July one to remember! If you’re staying home with the family this summer, make sure that you do it in style. Yescom is here to remind you that you don’t have to leave the home to celebrate. Let’s get started. 


Have a Backyard Movie Night 

Whether you’re watching old movies with your parents, the big game with your neighbors, playing video games or singing karaoke with the kids, a projection screen is a simple way to satisfy the entire family. These large screens showcase perfect pictures that can be seen clearly from a distance. 

Paint your Child’s Face 

A great way to show your patriotism is by painting your face! Painting a few stars or a flag on your child’s face makes for an adorable photo opportunity and is sure to bring your young child a joy. Even simple designs made with red lipstick can add a festive flair to any party. 

Backyard Camp Out 

A night with nature is not as far away as you think! Enjoy an overnight trip in your own backyard with an off the ground camping tent! The sturdy tent features large mesh windows so provide proper aeration and view of the great outdoors! These easy to fold tents can be neatly stored away in tucked its carry away tote. 

Light up Sparklers Instead 

Sparklers are essential to every 4th of July celebration and they’re safe for the entire family! Play creative games like Sparkler Baton, Pass Sparkler, Baton Dance! Reward your winners with delicious treats and 4th of July themed desserts!

Ice Shaver Decorating Contest

There is nothing like a delicious snow cone on a hot summer day. Children love personalizing their own snow cones with their favorite colors and flavors. Get an ice shaving machine and enjoy a refreshing treat during the day and a relaxing adult beverage at night. 

Deep Fry Some Comfort Food 

The best part of any party is the food! Most people are surprised to know that deep fryers can be used to make an array of vegan and vegetarian delights. Some of which include deep-fried tofu, fried asparagus, and of course, deep-fried pickles.
 

Have a Game Night 

Game nights are fun for the entire family. If you haven’t tried a Winspin Prize Wheel, then you’re missing out. Winspin Prize Wheels are customizable and can be used to play a myriad of children and adult games. 

Showcase Your Patriotism 

Raise your American flag high! There is no better way to teach your children about history than giving them a lesson on the 4th of July. Show your neighbors that you are proud to be an American. 

Yescomusa can Help you Celebrate the 4th of July 

This Independence Day is going to be one to remember, make it great. We have an extensive collection of summer outdoor summer goods and tools that will help you enjoy the coming months. Stay safe this summer

  • Amanda So
Saving Secrets to Upgrading Your Home

Saving Secrets to Upgrading Your Home 0

Ways to Save Money During a Home Renovation 

During the summer, many of us are taking the time out to enjoy our homes. While you’re spending more time in the house, it’s hard not to notice those little imperfections that need to be fixed or the upgrades that can be made. However, remodeling does not have to be expensive. Yescom is here for you with our list of easy and inexpensive remodeling ideas. 

Easy Remodeling Ideas

Maintaining a lawn, garden, or patio requires a lot of hard work. Don't let your DIY project turn into an expensive home improvement disaster. Think smarter! There are a few shortcuts that experts use to save on time and keep your home looking pristine. Check out our outdoor gardening and lawn tips for more home remodeling ideas. 

Lawn and Pathways 

Artificial Grass. Artificial grass or garden turf is a great way to limit the amount of weekly lawn care. It reduces the need for mowing and weeding while giving the impression of a real, neatly manufactured lawn. Artificial grass can be a beautiful accent when building outdoor ponds, pet areas, rock gardens, and more. 

Pathway Lights. Keep all pathways, hallways, and staircases fully lit with the easily installed LED solar-powered lights. Powered by the sun, these spiked lights can be planted, replanted, and arranged in a myriad of creative patterns and styles. No electricity is required, the initial cost is all you pay. 

Patio Design Tips

Patio Covering. Though some of us may love the summer weather, the boiling sun could be a little too intense for others. Help the entire family to enjoy the outdoors by getting a large sunshade. These can be placed over driveways to protect cars, over pools to conserve even temperatures, and over gardens to protect sensitive plants. 

LED Light-Up Umbrella. An LED light up umbrella will help you enjoy your patio during the day and the night. The solar-powered umbrella creates a romantic atmosphere in the evening while shading you from the sun during the day. Our umbrella is tiltable and adjustable so it can be used at all times a day without tension or difficultly. 


Outside Furniture Ideas   

The art of perfectly placing furniture outside is a skill that takes exterior designers months, even years, to master. Make things easy for yourself by using portable furniture you can use when guests arrive. 

Folding Moon Chair. Imagine, sinking into this comfortable folding moon while enjoying an ice-cold lemonade on the porch. Heaven. You never know when an unexpected guest is going to arrive, by having a few folding chairs stored away, you can ensure each guest’s comfortability.


Double Folding Chair. Our lightweight and easy to fold double folding chairs feature a built-in cooler and umbrella to shade you from the sun while keeping you refreshed. These fit neatly into a carrying bag so you can simply tuck it away when it’s not being used.  


Yescom Landscape Renovation Ideas  

 Yescom has a ton of experience in picking and producing high-quality outdoor living and design items. Take a look at our summer collection, we’re sure you’ll find exactly what you need.

  • Amanda So