It’s that time of the year again. The grill is ready, the lemonade is chilled, the fireworks are set, it’s the 4th of July. Here are some tips on how to have a great celebration this year.
Planning the Perfect 4th of July Party
The 4th of July is a great holiday for gathering around a backyard BBQ and spending time with friends and family. Other events, like concerts, picnics and cook-outs, are popping up all over towns across the country. If you don’t have a personal BBQ, you can still host a backyard gathering to celebrate the holiday. It is important to plan out the right event, and this article with share tips to help you have an awesome event.
Hosting a 4th of July BBQ
To host the best barbecue, be sure to have good grilling skills and avoid any mistakes by doing some basic cleaning. Put your grill away before you eat and soak the grates in water before you cook on them. The two best ingredients to make your barbecue better are meat and great spices such as mustard seeds, paprika, cumin and garlic
Fireworks for the 4th of July
There are still days left for the Independence Day fireworks and here are the most useful tips to do it properly. Choose a spot at the rooftops or a pier to watch the show. Look for where you can get a good view, avoid the loud noises of fireworks and all the flying sparks. Bring some water, food and blankets to make sure that you’ll be safe. This is also the perfect opportunity to enjoy other fireworks shows in the area.
Top 4th of July Decorations
There are so many ideas when it comes to decorating for the 4th of July. These are some tried and true options that you can try at your own party.
1. Old fashion American flags. Wrap a flag around a picnic table in the backyard and place a few orange slices or strawberries in the open slot at the top. They create a pop of color and can be placed around your home for a patriotic look.
2. Stack American flags in bunches and drape them in the front yard. They can be hung off your porch, on your fences or fence posts, or on a crosswalk.
3. American flag cakes. Make a flag shaped cake using a store-bought mix and homemade buttercream frosting. If you want to be more traditional, buy a roll of red, white and blue frosting.
4. Mount your American flag on a pole or patio furniture. Hang your flag in your yard or from a tree or balcony. For an extra special touch, buy a star, symbol of American pride.
The Best 4th of July Recipes
To make a crispy snack, spray cooking spray onto a large cutting board or a baking sheet. Cut the potatoes into 1/4-inch rounds or wedges. Then spray them with cooking spray and place them on the baking sheet. Broil them for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until browned. * Cut the watermelon into wedges and place them on the baking sheet. Broil them for about 5 minutes, or until the watermelon is tender. * The ideal sweet potato recipe is to cut it in half lengthwise, then drizzle it with olive oil, and roast it for 20 to 25 minutes, or until it is tender. * For the best nachos, coat the tortilla chips with a mixture of 1/2 cup corn chips and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. Mix in the avocado, jalapeño, onion, garlic powder, and Mexican seasoning.
Instead of traditional hot dogs, try out this delicious DIY grilled cheese bar by the popular Instagram account The Handy Craft. Make grilled cheese and tomato soup for the kids and grilled ham and cheese sandwiches with a side of chips and veggies for the adults. Ribs. According to the Washington Post, this year’s 4th of July party is going to be different. Instead of burgers, try your hand at pulled pork. Food and Wine suggests a Spicy Italian White BBQ Sauce and this mini BBQ Grill Set.
Most importantly, have a blast and be safe and you’re sure to have an awesome 4th of July celebration.