How to Throw the Ultimate Fourth of July Party
The Fourth of July is one of the best times of the year to host a party. As the weather is warm, the temperatures are high and everyone is in a good mood, you’ll have an amazing time with your neighbors, friends and family. Though you might think throwing a party is as easy as calling your guests and throwing some food on the table, you can impress your guests and have an even better time. Gather all the food, drinks and decorations you need to host the ultimate Fourth of July Party.
Red, White and Blue Decorations
You can’t go wrong with classic red, white and blue decorations for your Fourth of July party. Cover the tables with red tablecloths and accessorize with napkins, utensils and cups in shades of red and blue. Take your decorations to the next level with historical flags that are exact replicas of the original American flag or the flag of your state. If you decide to host an outdoor party, make sure that you have plenty of light available for your guests to see. Party lights hung along the tables will help everyone see clearly.
When most people think of Fourth of July party food, they think of classic American dishes like hamburgers and hot dogs. Update your menu with some good old-fashioned BBQ. You can easily make pulled pork or pulled chicken in a slow cooker or a roasting pan. Toss the meat in the cooker, add enough soda to cover the meat, throw in your favorite spices and cook over low heat for six to eight hours. Make your own easy desserts too. Top raspberries or strawberries and blueberries and top with whipped cream, or cover a cake with white frosting and make the stars and stripes on top from fresh fruit.
Treat the adults at your party to sangria made from white wine with red berries and blueberries. You can also make mixed berry mojitos to appeal to guests who love to drink. If your party guests include both adults and kids, you can make a party punch that everyone will love. Fill a punch bowl with your favorite red punch. Top with ice and fresh cut fruit before serving. With the right food, decorations and drinks, your Fourth of July party will be one your guests never forget.