Fourth of July Party Plan

Fourth of July Party Plan

From all-American eats to patriotic touches, here are some easy ideas for your Fourth of July celebration.


Celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness with an Americana-inspired party that’s all about old-fashioned fun. From all-American eats to patriotic touches for the table, we’ve got easy, inspired ideas — plus a prep and clean-up checklist — to help you make it an Independence Day to remember.

Food & Drink
Cool off with ice-cold classics, like ginger ale and sweet tea, or opt for colorful, fruit-infused sodas and spritzers. Our favorite? Fizzy ginger ale finished with a scoop of raspberry sorbet and blueberry-threaded skewers.

This year, instead of appetizers, arrange fresh, festive fruits like berries and sliced star fruit on a cake stand. Or set out star-spangled skewers: Thread strawberries, blueberries and marshmallows onto toothpicks.

All-American Eats
Put a patriotic spin on classic burgers by layering patties with roasted red peppers, garlic mayo and bleu cheese crumbles to make Red, White and Blue Burgers. Round out the menu with the classics — hot dogs, potato salad or anything you’d bring to a picnic or make at a cook out.

Patriotic Treats
End the meal on a light, sweet by icing cupcakes with whipped cream cheese frosting, then adorning them with blueberries and sliced strawberries. To bring out the kid in everyone, offer up ice cream or any other dessert with red, white and blue sprinkles.

Tablescape & Décor
In place of a pitcher or bowl, serve your sips from oversized glass dispensers. Use fruity beverages to add a punch of color to the tablescape, to label what’s inside, brush strips of chalkboard paint on the fronts, or thread tags through twine, then tie around the dispensers.

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Try keeping drinks cold and flavorful with custom ice cubes made from the same soda, juice or tea.

Americana Accents
Keep things simple with childhood-inspired decorations, like patriotic pinwheels artfully arranged in mason jars, or flag-inspired pennant garlands hung between trees. You can even turn drinking glasses into décor — just slip straws tipped with red, white and blue decorations in them.

Twinkling Take-Aways
After the sun goes down, keep the scene aglow with sparklers. Tie handfuls of them together with ribbon, then rest in a red or blue basket. Distribute matchbooks to the adults and then light up the night. Be sure to exercise caution, of course!

Easy Clean-Up
Before you hit the hay, do some initial post-party cleaning. Tackle the high-traffic areas in your home the next day.

With these tips, your Independence Day celebration is sure to be one people will be talking about — and looking forward to every 4th— for years to come.

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michker

michker

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beautiful table setting snd the food is delicious

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Thank you for the great ideas

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