Add some fun to your July 4th dinner! Make it Firecracker-licious!! Bring on the Oooo’s and Ahhhh’s 🙂
If you are tired of the same old burgers and hot dogs on this Independence Day, change it up to the way that you would like it. There is no rule that the food should be one thing or another. In fact, a potluck of choices is the most American of all ways to celebrate. Gather up some new menu ideas and make this fourth of July fun and enjoyable for everyone.
Need some help coming up with fun ideas for party food? If so, there are more than a few things that you can do.
Great Ideas For A Firecracker-licious July 4th Dinner
Add more choices! Instead of just burgers and hot dogs, why not cook up some shrimp, crab or even lobster? You can add chicken, fish and steaks to the menu. Cook all of this right on your grill and enjoy the atmosphere that is synonymous with the 4th.
Dress up a dessert! How about a cake that is in the shape of an American flag? For red stripes, go with strawberries in rows. For the stars, add enough blueberries to make them shine through. Frost the cake white and decorate. Or top angel food cake with fresh strawberries and blueberries! Both are greats way to make a special treat.
Don’t forget the drinks! You can make various types of drinks special by just adding in flavored ice cubes, in blue and red, of course. To make them, add strawberry and blueberry juice to the ice cube trays. Or freeze fresh strawberries and blueberries in ice-cube trays filled with club soda. Drop them into drinks for a festive yet another fun way to add to your food celebration.
You can add virtually any side dish, any dessert and any type of appetizer to your menu. The only rules to consider about food for our July 4th dinner is that it…
- Should be something that does not require fine china. Paper plates are perfect for summer-grilling-outdoor celebrations!
- Should be something that can handle being out in the sun. Remember to have plenty of ice for more perishable foods, like pasta salads and fresh veggies.
- And be something that is all about fun eating. Finger food! Need I say more?!
You can come up with your own fun menu of foods, but don’t forget to include some of the traditional fare too.
What Are You Having For Your July 4th Dinner?
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