With all due respect to Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, nobody throws a bash quite like America. Pool parties, axe-throwing matches, and epic backyard barbecues took place far and wide across these fruited plains yesterday, all in the name of celebrating independence — and the official start of summer. Hundreds of thousands of burgers were charred. The splashiest cannonballs were judged. Joey Chestnut consumed 72 hot dogs for a total of 20,000 calories. And, of course, celebrities of all stripes took to Instagram to show off their version patriotic parenting. Here are 10 celebrity dads who spent this 4th of July proudly taking fun and patriotism to the next level.
Neil Patrick Harris
This legendary dad caught his son’s hilarious belly flop on film.
King James can’t hold back his laughter as he recalls a 4th of July mix up between his son and his mother.
The 5-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback took to his safety bubble, the protective structure he was sent to avoid the Madden curse.
The $200 million man enjoyed some quality time with his wife. We’re sure Riley was not far away.
The “Lethal Weapon” actor and his daughter Hunter are strong contenders for best-dressed.
Dax and Kristen Bell continue to be the Internet’s favorite celebrity couple.
Finally, the That 70’s Show star spent the day in Chicago with his patriotic-themed family.