Fourth of July is all about fun, right?! Um, until you’re at a standstill on the highway in insane heat, your grandma is telling her “When I was a girl” stories, it’s a downpour…or you feel so not sexy in your swimwear. Fear not. In usual democratic form, we’ve banded together with you, our best girlfriends, to solve your worst Fourth snafus, no matter what your relationship status.
1. You’re Stuck in Traffic
Single: If you’re at a dead standstill, feel free to send flirty looks to the fellas in the car next to you. If you’re feeling especially sassy and bold, put up a CALL ME sign with your number. It may be for pure hilarity alone, but hey, you never know….
Taken: Time to play…Name That Tune! Search through the radios stations and see who can guess whatever song is on first. Loser has to buy the winner ice cream when you’re at the final destination.
EITHER WAY: Make sure you have tons of melt-proof snacks and water packed for whatever journey you embark on.
2. You’re at a Snore-Worthy Family Party
Single: No, we’re not okaying you to flirt with your third cousin Theo, no matter how many times he is “removed.” That said, now’s your chance to chat up your relatives and take them up on all those offers they usually give you to set you up with that “nice boy.” He might actually be…well, nice.
Taken: Woo-hoo! You’ve got a partner in crime for this one. Ask if you and your significant other can play bartender for the whole party. Get creative by mixing and serving up all kinds of mysterious drinks…and try all kinds of new-fangled garnishes.
EITHER WAY: Bust out the embarrassing family photos (feathered hair, braces, shoulder pads) and pass them around. It’ll get everyone talking, reminiscing and laughing!
3. It’s RAINING!
Single: No matter what your plans are, do not spend this holiday alone. Call up your girlfriends, nosh on strawberries (red!), blueberries (blue) and whipped cream (white) while you watch Fourth-inspired movies (Independence Day) or anything funny with “America” in its title (all American Pie films count).
Taken: Staycation time! This is a prime day off, so it’s time to treat your loved one to all that R&R he’s been missing. Don your sexiest lingerie, put on a few smoldering beach movies and…we’ll leave the rest to you.
EITHER WAY: Why don’t you throw an impromptu Indoor BBQ and invite everyone you know? This soirée is sunburn-free.
4. You Feel Like a Blob, Not a Babe in Your Bathing Suit
Single: Put on a hot sarong or a cute cover-up and browse that boardwalk. You’ll get exercise and you’ll be way too distracted by the eye candy to feel blue.
Taken: Do something new at the beach—like bodysurfing or joining in on a group volleyball tourney with your man. All the goofing, laughing and competitiveness will lift your mood.
EITHER WAY: Confidence and a sexy smile are hot no matter what. We’re sure you look gorgeous—now go out there and act like it!
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3. Bored at the beach? Take a peep at these studly snafus, look out for them and laugh your butt off.
4. Hosting a party last minute? These appetizers are so easy!
GIRL TALK TIME: Ever been in an awful Fourth of July situation? How did you turn things around? Give us your advice!
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