Mr. Roger’s Guide to Celebrating the Fourth of July – Retro Style

The responsible retro guy and gal will want to celebrate the Fourth of July in style – retro style!  Here are a few tips from Mr. Roger to ensure your party is a blast!

First, plan the menu with The Holiday Cookbook from 1955…Chicken in a Basket!

The Holiday Cookbook, 1955
Image: flickr.com thepeachmartini

Second, decide on the party games…balloon games and tug of war!

1935 4th of July Party
Image: flickr.com dragonflydesignstudio

Invite the neighborhood (or just set up shop in the middle of the street)!

Fourth of July Party, Seattle, 1961

Fire up the barbecue, referencing the 1965 Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book‘s Outdoor Cooking section.

Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book, 1965
Image: flickr.com Miss Retro Modern

You call that a hot dog?

Fourth of July Party, Seattle, 1961

Then, sit back and watch the skies light up.

Fireworks over Green Lake, 1947

Enjoy Independence Day responsibly…responsibly retro!

3 thoughts on “Mr. Roger’s Guide to Celebrating the Fourth of July – Retro Style

  1. Love the “party in the street” pictures… with all the umbrellas and family fun! Can’t say that I’ve seen that recently. Too bad!
    Hope you have a firecrackin’ 4th! Enjoy.

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