Celebrating Fourth of July 2020
With many firework shows and celebrations canceled, and with recommendations to remain physically distant from others in place, Fourth of July looks a bit different this year. Nonetheless, that doesn’t mean that the holiday cannot resume with fun Fourth of July plans. We have some ideas for helping to make your Fourth of July 2020 still one to remember.
- Watch Fireworks
This one is a given. Even though you may not watch fireworks in person this year, many cities are streaming their firework and live music displays so that you can watch them right from your couch. Boston and Nashville, which have confirmed they are going forward with televised events that will include previously recorded material, as well as live performances.
- Fourth of July Cocktails
Holidays are the perfect time to try out a new cocktail recipe, especially if you will be home. This easy Fourth of July cocktail will be your new favorite drink—whether it’s the Fourth of July or not! And if you’re in the mood for a non-alcoholic cold, refreshing drink, we’ve got you covered with Red, White, and Blue Daquiris.
- Patriotic Movie Night
There is certainly no shortage of patriotic–themed movies. And just because you’re social distancing doesn’t mean you still can’t get your crew together and watch them. Netflix Party allows you to watch movies and shows with your friends by adding a group chat to your screening party.
- Have a Picnic
Celebrate Fourth of July 2020 al fresco with a picnic. From creating a Bar in a Jar to easy food storage tips, HGTV has all the picnic hacks you need for making your picnic a success.
- Bake Patriotic Desserts
You can’t celebrate the Fourth without some red, white, and blue! Ring in the holiday with these festive, sweet treats that the whole family will love.
Six Productivity Hacks for Telework Week 2020
This week, March 2-6, we celebrate Telework Week in Virginia and DC. Teleworking can be incredibly convenient, as it cuts out commuting stress and costs, creates flexibility, and allows you to work without typical office distractions. Working from home has an abundant number of perks, but even the most focused teleworkers can get distracted at home.
For instance: the pile of clothes in your laundry basket, dirty dishes in the sink, the trash that needs to go out – your home can pull you in all directions, causing your productivity to suffer.