Fireworks are normally the main attraction of a Fourth of July party, but it’s time for the menu to take center stage. It’s easy to come up with creative menu items for this holiday because it’s so festive, and the main course revolves around my favorite — the grill. These patriotic recipes will surely be the talk of your party.
Panna Cotta Shooters
You can’t get any more patriotic than these adorable shooters. Layers of red, white and blue creamy panna cotta and edible gold stars make this a true patriotic treat.
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While you embrace the Fourth of July with tasty seasonal fare and vibrant fireworks, don’t forget about a festive, signature party beverage. With the summer heat bearing down, these icy concoctions will certainly hit the spot.
Star-Spangled Spiked Smoothie
1 ounce vodka
1 cup mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
1 8-ounce container vanilla yogurt
coconut flakes, for garnish
Combine vodka, berries and yogurt in a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with blueberries and coconut flakes.
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In two days, we can all sit back, relax and appreciate the country we live in. Until then, have you prepped for your Fourth of July plans? It doesn’t have to be complicated. Whether you’re throwing a huge party or a small get-together, make sure you have these patriotic essentials to help get you started:
This holiday is usually revolved around grilling. Take the classics to the next level this year with our favorite recipes, like Mexican corn (topped with cotija cheese, yum!) and cumin shrimp and avocado gazpacho, which is a lot easier to make than it sounds — promise! And don’t forget the dessert!
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Not sure how to decorate? Patriotism and style can live in harmony. Dress up your outdoor table in red, white and blue linens in contemporary graphic patterns for a chic way to celebrate.
To entertain your guests, make easy flameless party crackers with treats inside. It will be a huge hit with both kids and adults.
How are you celebrating the 4th?