Living in a rental near Lawrenceville doesn’t mean you can’t throw the best bash on the block for the Fourth of July. This quintessential summer holiday marks the height of the Northeast’s warm season with patriotism, grilling, time off, and fireworks. This year be the host with the most at your pad and invite the whole gang over for a great night. Here are some great tips for throwing an independence celebration right at home.


Most people think of grilled delicacies around the Fourth of July. Just because you’re living in a rental near Lawrenceville doesn’t mean you can’t grill, too! First, check with your property manager to make sure there’s space to grill and that it’s allowed. You can set up a quick charcoal grill outside OR if your community has grills onsite, snag one in the early morning to claim as your own. If neither of those are an option, you can always plug in the trusty George Forman or fire up the grill pan. Any way you can get your grill on will work! Plan a menu that incorporates fan favorites while at the same time classes it up a bit. Think mini sliders and unique local sausages – stuff like that! Your crew will love it.


Have a small yard? Then break out the lawn games! Cornhole, KanJam, and other crowd favorites don’t need that much space, and everyone loves getting involved. As a bonus, jazz the games up with a patriotic theme! If you don’t have an outdoor space – don’t fret. There are lots of fun things you can do inside as well. Set up some flip cup or pong or do something as simple as playing a board game or two. What’s more American than Monopoly? No matter what you pick, people will have a great time at your rental near Lawrenceville just spending time together.


No, we’re not suggesting setting off fireworks at your rental near Lawrenceville. But, luckily, Lawrence Township offers community fireworks around Independence Day each year. In the past, the fireworks display has been held at Rider University on the Campus Green. The event is free and open to the public. If you’d rather just stay in, then switch on the TV and catch a televised option!

There’s nothing quite like celebrating the Fourth of July with friends and family, so get the invites out and start planning!