Entertaining for the 4th of July is easy in some respects. You already know what your color theme is going to be, you can find plenty of patriotic entertaining items in stores and there are red and blue foods that are just waiting to be put together. However, it is easy to fall into the same routine every 4th of July. You make the same dishes, keep using the same decorations every year and your guests start to get bored. Throw away some of those old ideas and bring in fresh recipes, decorations and activities this year, to throw the ultimate 4th of July of party for your family and friends. The article below has all the bases covered from marinades and side dishes to place settings and games. You already know your color scheme, but think about creating a new theme to follow this year. Maybe find a few throw back items to take guests back to a time when our country was much younger, like wooden board games, penny candies or old-fashioned soda. Or create a food theme of foods on a stick. Your decorations could all be thrift store finds. The 4th of July is a fun holiday no matter how crazy you decide to go with your theme, food and decorations. Some times simple is even better. However, if thorough is a little more your style, you will be inspired with what you find below.
Easy now. With sparklers to light, this is no time to fuss in the kitchen. Consider baked beans you don’t have to bake. Or tap into a versatile marinade that goes with whatever your pleasure: ribs, chicken, or pork roast.
Too complicated? Hot dogs will do — because frankly, franks are just perfect for the Fourth. Choose a recipe or two, then fill in the rest with easy options like potato chips and ice cream. This holiday is all about independence, so do it your way.