Focus on the Fourth

flags As the Fourth of July approaches, U.S. residents will be planning their weekend festivities, with fireworks, barbeques, friends and family signaling a successful Independence Day. You can help ensure that your visitors’ celebrations get started with a bang by tapping into the following ideas for celebrating this all-American tradition.

Backyard Bashes

Gather everyone around the patio table with the goods found in eBay’s Outdoor Entertaining sale, featuring free shipping and items up to 30 percent off. Feed the crowd with hamburgers, hot dogs and veggies thrown on the grill and served in style. And you’ll want to make sure guests stay comfortable all day long by using a patio umbrella or canopy and shifting to an outdoor heater or fire pit as the temps drop.

Making Waves

Prefer to spend your holiday on water rather than land? Don’t forget to grab all your pool party essentials for both fun and maintenance. eBay has seafarers covered, too: find great deals on everything from boats and accessories to more leisurely pursuits. And whether you prefer the sand or the surf, look good while doing your thing with swimsuits to flatter any figure as well as cover-ups and a comfy pair of sandals.

On Display

If a patriotic parade or a public fireworks show is more your style, you’ll need to make sure you have a comfy seat from which to take it all in, in the form of a portable chair or a family-sized blanket. eBay also has flags and apparel to help every man, woman and child proudly pledge their allegiance to the stars and stripes.

Now is the ideal time to start thinking about what your visitors may need to pull their holiday plans together. We hope this helps spark some ideas as you reach for the stars with your summer strategy. Happy promoting!