This post is sponsored by Hebrew National.
The 4th of July is such a great time to gather good friends and family to celebrate our country’s independence. If you’re planning to host an Independence Day gathering, I’ve put together five quick and easy ideas to help you celebrate a fabulous 4th of July.
1. Declarations of Red, White, and Blue Decor
4th of July themed decor is pretty easy. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, and in fact, I bet you can find a lot of items that you already own in your home that can be used for your 4th of July shindigs. Look for items in the classic color theme of red, white, and blue, and I bet you can find tablecloths, paper plates, straws, napkins, bowls, and more in those colors around your house.
I bought these American flags from the Dollar Store a few years ago, and they have become annual additions to our Independence Day party tablescape.
2. All American Beef Hot Dogs
There are few picnic and BBQ foods that say “all-American” than hot dogs. I like Hebrew National All-Beef Franks. You can find them in most grocery stores nationwide.
- caramelized onions
- summer corn relish
*The combination of franks and these toppings may not be Kosher
3. Red, White & Blue S’Mores Bar
And along with a hot dog bar, why not host a dessert bar as well?
S’mores are a summer staple and an all-American treat, and they make for fun dessert bars for kids of all ages.
You can easily keep with the red, white, and blue theme by offering additional s’mores toppings like blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries.
4. A Patriotic Playlist
Music helps set the mood of any gathering, and what better way to celebrate our independence than with a party playlist packed with patriotic songs, plus songs about freedom and fireworks? Here are seven songs for your 4th of July Patriotic Playlist:
1. America by Neil Diamond
2. R.O.C.K. in the USA by John Mellencamp
3. American Music by The Violent Femmes
4. American Pie by Don McLean
5. Firework by Katy Perry
6. American Woman by Lenny Kravitz
7. Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen
5. Stars Printable Banner
Banners are a simple way to tie a party theme together. I’ve designed this red, white, and blue star-filled banner that you can print out for free, and will share it in a separate post tomorrow!
Are you hosting a 4th of July celebration this year?
Throwing a fabulous bash doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. I hope you found some inspiration here that you can use in your Independence Day soiree and make your own!
This post is sponsored by Hebrew National. All opinions and photos are, as always, my own.