Celebrating the birth of the United States of America with family and friends is a long-time tradition. Everyone has different ways to celebrate. Whether it’s taking the entire family to watch a local firework show or inviting friends over to enjoy a cookout or barbecue, the goal is bringing everyone together to celebrate our patriotism.
Are you in charge of planning the next Fourth of July festivities, but don’t know where to start? We have a few tips and tricks up our sleeves to raise the bar for future Independence Day party hosts.
Fireworks Piña Colada
If you don’t have a location nearby to watch fireworks (and aren’t comfortable putting on your own fireworks show), this Fireworks Piña Colada is the perfect replacement. Featuring strawberry puree, blue curaçao piña colada, and coconut cream, this flavor explosion will keep you and your guests cool and refreshed during the festivities.
Is watermelon a part of your Independence Day menu? Maybe a watermelon salad or fruit kabobs? Don’t let anything go to waste with this Watermelon Centerpiece. You can enjoy the yummy goodness of this oversized fruit while creating a visually appealing centerpiece. Talk about being resourceful! Fill the watermelon shell with beautiful red, white and/or blue flowers to stay within your patriotic theme.
Festive Ice Cream Cones
A summer day cookout, especially one in honor of Independence Day, wouldn’t be complete without a scoop of ice cream to keep you cool. Give your ice cream a patriotic flair by using flavors or colors reminiscent of the American flag. Mix it all together, or keep them separate. Don’t forget to use your SX1000 to cut down on time! You can follow this non-dairy patriotic ice cream recipe or create one of your own!
American Flag Fruit Platter
It’s delicious, it’s healthy, and it looks like the American flag! This American Flag Fruit Platter is easy to make and very customizable. Feel free to use your favorite fruits. You can also substitute the pretzels for cheese or marshmallows. Whatever you decide, the only requirement is sticking to the red, white and blue color scheme.
Okay, okay. We’ve shared quite a few secrets to help you take your Fourth of July cookout to the next level. Have a few recipes or tips of your own? Leave a comment to share!