4th of July Party Ideas

Fourth of July Party

What are YOUR Fourth of July plans?

At last, the season of barbeques and pool passes has arrived. If you’re planning your summer holiday celebrations, consider some of these ideas from Varney Buick GMC for the perfect 4th of July party.


As long as you stick to red, white, and blue—and plenty of it—you can’t go wrong with 4th of July decorations. Drape streamers along with string lights across your porch or back patio, or decoupage stars and stripes onto old mason jars, then place a tea light candle in each of them for ambient lighting.


If you’re expecting little ones at your get-together, set up a craft table with various activities to keep the kids entertained. Collect red, white, and blue items from the local craft store—whether beads, dice, buttons, or etc.—and provide glue and paper for a 3D collage.


Make snacking an activity in and of itself by setting up a festive ice cream float bar using red and blue sodas, vanilla ice cream, and red and blue-striped straws. Make your spread of finger-foods more festive by using colored utensils, or by decorating with a table runner made by using left-over streamers and weaving them into a checkered pattern.

Finally, give your guests something to remember the party by with a goodie bag filled with red, white, and blue candy and sparklers for later.

If you want more ideas for a Fourth of July party, come on by Varney Buick GMC! We’d love to talk to you about your plans.

Cirque du Soleil OVO Coming to Bangor this Summer

Is there any show so associated with whimsy, grace, and alien beauty as that of Cirque du Soleil? The Quebec-based traveling show is recognized across the globe for its artistry and entertainment, which seeks to elevate itself above the average circus and invoke a more emotional experience in their consumers. You’re in luck, because the new Cirque du Soleil OVO show is on its way to the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor this upcoming June 2016, so residents of Bangor, Maine have the opportunity to experience this breathtaking show for themselves.

The theme of Cirque du Soleil’s OVO show revolves around the astoundingly familiar and yet noticeably alien lives of insects. Filled with color, vibrance, and energy, these insects play with one another, battle one another, and search for a mate against the setting of the wild, strange, and sometimes foreign backdrop of nature itself.

In the show, an egg mysteriously appears in the midst of the insects, upsetting their everyday lives, and they find themselves drawn to this object, which represents the cycles of their lives, as well as the enigma of everyday life itself. As all of this is happening, life as usual continues — from individuals finding love to the busy rhythm of the daily insect routine.

The Cirque du Soleil OVO show’s name has both an obvious meaning and is a visual pun. The word “ovo” is Portuguese for “egg,” while the word itself could be interpreted as an insect’s face, with the two O’s representing bulbous eyes. The show will take place at the Cross Insurance Center from Thursday, June 2nd through Sunday, June 5th.