Happy Fourth!

americana fourth of july constitution game rulesamericana fourth of julyamericana fourth of july pocahontas tigerlilyHappy Fourth of July to all of you! Yesterday was the fourth of July – Independence Day in the US. Like any self-respecting American away from the homelands I gathered together a load of friends and celebrated at home, because good luck finding anywhere in London to celebrate.

I absolutely love themes and drinking games and I’m at my best when organising convoluted rules for new games and nights like this! I quickly threw together a playlist, came up with a constitution of ground rules (such as constant American accents) and then devised an American-themed drinking game for my friends which involved short skits re-enacting moments of American history, swapping drinks on the regular and greeting everybody with an elaborate high four and “HAPPY FOURTH” whenever you entered a room.

From the opening chords of “Born in the USA” to the moment we kicked the constitution to one side in order to dance, it was a great night. Sadly between the stupid costumes, hours of impersonations (I do a great Bob Durst), impromptu group sing-a-longs to “New York, New York” and general mayhem, there wasn’t a whole lot of time for taking photos. At least the meagre offering of photos indicates a great night! Whether you’re from the US or not I hope you had a great night. God bless America!

21 thoughts on “Happy Fourth!

  1. Denise says:

    Yes, dear Laila, I guess that by the lack of time for pictures, it must have been a great time! I liked the photos here anyway! I think no 4th of July party is OK without Born in the USA, so it ws great! I used to study for years and then worked at the same American school I think I told you, and we always celebrated July 4th, of course. Now I am not there, and like you said, good luck to find a party in London, let alone in the Midlands, so I loved to read your post now! Well done!


  2. reshma83 says:

    This sounds like such a fun party! I’ve never heard of a July 4th theme party like this… I might borrow this idea next year myself! ;) Happy 4th! :)


  3. reshma83 says:

    This sounds like such a fun party! I’ve never heard of a july 4th themed party like this… It’s usually just a picnic and watching fireworks… I might borrow this idea next year! ;) Happy 4th! :)


  4. marieken says:

    Not having time to take many pictures at a party must be a good sign! Totally off topic, but I like the glasses of your blond friend! I am on the lookout for a new pair, so I am slighty obsessed with glasses nowadays :-)


  5. Ali says:

    Haha, a lack of photos just means you were having a good time! Nothing wrong with that–you can always write about it, yeah? :) Glad to hear your fourth went well! I was a grandma and fell asleep at 9:30 to the crackling fireworks outside my window, hahahahah.


  6. Kirsty says:

    Oh wow! That’s so good you’re celebrating even though you’re in the UK! Good on you! I’m kind of glad there’s not lots of photos…it’s a sign of a great evening! :) x


  7. auderoylin says:

    Sometimes it’s nice to experience life directly instead of from behind the lens of a camera :) I’m glad that you had a great night! I’ve never been in the States for the Fourth of July and lived abroad for the last eight years, so I’ve never properly celebrated. I’ve always just thought that celebrations consisted of BBQs and dressing up in red, white, and blue. The activities you guys did sounds like so much fun! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s


  8. Priya says:

    Omg. I love love love love LOVE this. I love theme parties! GAH I can’t wait until we can hang out in real life, this is brilliant! And now I’m listening to the playlist :) nice work! Looks like an absolute blast. You celebrated the holiday better than me, in fact!

    ♥ perfectly Priya


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