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So, it’s 4th of July and, like the rest of us, you were pumped to round up your crew, throw on your favorite American flag bikini and celebrate America’s 238th birthday.

Unfortunately, Mother Nature is an unpatriotic and cruel bitch, so as we speak, Tropical Storm Arthur is plotting to swoop in and crash everyone’s BBQs, beach days or whatever else you had planned.

We know — Art’s a major buzzkill, but we refuse to let him ruin 4th of July completely!

After all, it’s not every year that this glorious holiday falls on a Friday, giving us a true three-day-weekend to whoop it up in the name of freedom.

Because we know the weather forecast probably has you down, we’re comin’ to the rescue with 36 ways to celebrate 4th of July, hurricane or no hurricane.

Check it out.

As a rule, the 4th is all about 4 things. Sunshine…

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…BBQ…

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…Booze…

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…and America…

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…obviously.

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It’s one of the most anticipated weekends of the summer…

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…so if you think we’re going to let a little rain…

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…or a World Cup loss ruin our party, you’re dead wrong!

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Soccer was never oursport anyway!

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Since you’re already feelin’ both totally fab & completely patriotic…

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…we think you should suit up in your finest flag gear…

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…and throw a rager that would make our forefathers proud!

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Save the flag bikini for sunnier days…

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Shoot out a mass text, email or Facebook message…

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…Clear out whatever space you can in that teeny tiny apartment…

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…and break out the party favors!

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Sure, your grilling plans are totally squashed, but you can still whip up something totally fabulous…

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…or you know, call the caterers. 

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Just be sure you get the food to guest ratio right…

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…and for the love of God, load up on booze because…

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Be sure to have a poppin’ playlist on deck…

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…because if all your guests aren’t feeling like this

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…you’ve failed as a host.

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Keep any and all conversations light. The last thing you need is a face off between your liberal hippie pal…

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…and this guy.

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We know what you’re thinking, what’s 4th of July without fireworks?…

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…if you’re feeling really ballsy & can’t live without the pyrotechnics you could hand out fire works & have your guests light up the night…

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…just don’t burn the place down.

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Before things get too out of hand…

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…and you’re apartment gets totally trashed…

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…you should probably move things from the crib to the club…

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Be careful not to overdo it…

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You’ve got three days to live it up. The last thing you want is to waste a day hugging the toilet…

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Follow these simple instructions and you’ll be partying it up like Jay Gatsby…

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…ok, maybe not. But your party will be totally bomb.

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Oh and one last message for you, Arthur…

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