For Americans, the 4th of July representsthree things: freedom, independance, and great cookouts!
All over the country, Americans will be celebrating their favorite summer holiday under the July sun with picnics filled with grills and coolers. This year, our beloved Independence Day falls on a Saturday, giving you the perfect opportunity to host your best picnic ever. Here, JDK offers five fantastic ideas to make your party stand out and wow guests.
1.) Add a Twist of Refreshments
Nothing tastes better on a hot, sweltering day than a refreshing glass of lemonade. Offer guests the opportunity to cool off with other berry-inspired beverages such as blueberry lemonade or strawberry basil lemonade.
2.) Decorate Your Dogs- Hotdogs, That is!
A cookout wouldn’t be called a true cookout if hotdogs weren’t on the grill. Take this classic picnic food to a whole new level by turning the basic ketchup and mustard bottles into an entire “build-your-own-hotdog” bar. Offer guests more toppings to choose from like pulled pork, chili/beans, sauteed onions and peppers, and hot cheese spread.
3.) Have the Flowers Match the Sun
Liven up any surface with fresh flowers. With many decorations on the Fourth of July already being red, white, and blue, a bundle of sunflowers will stand out and lighten the atmosphere.
4.) End the Night with a Snap, Crackle, and Pop
As night falls, kids and adults alike love to set off fireworks and spell their name in the air with sparklers. Spruce up your decorations by providing jars with fun labels to hold these essential party props.
5.) It’s the Small Things that Count
Make the most of your event by giving small additions to food, decorations, and tables. For drinks, use mason jars with ice already filled in each glass near the refreshment dispenser. Essentially any item at your event can be laced with burlap and red, white, and blue ribbon to give a more rustic and vintage feel to your party.
Embrace these tips to make your Fourth of July Celebration one to remember!