Depending on the time of year and the weather, party ideas tend to change and evolve over time. With summer’s impending arrival, this naturally means it will soon be the 4th of July. Have you planned the festivities for this year yet? If you’re looking for ideas for the 4th of July, then look no further. Read on to discover some great 4th of July party food ideas to serve before heading out to a vibrant fireworks display.
Begin any 4th of July BBQ with some great dips. Every once in a while you find a delicious and easy 4th of July appetizer recipe to add in with our old favorites for this time of year, but for the most part, people tend to stick with traditional recipes they grew up with, such as ranch and cheese dip. Something new to try is bruschetta because it is an easy dip to prepare and it is refreshing on a warm July day. Quick Mexican recipes are great too and dips made with black beans and salsa are among party favorites. The dip bowls will get cleaned out rather quickly, since everyone seems to come to a BBQ hungry.
For your Independence Day party, of course you also want the barbecued food to be superb, yet when it comes to hamburgers, most people just shape some ground meat into patties and throw them on the grill. Why be boring when you can research hamburger recipes online and make something that is truly crowd pleasing? The choice of meat is very important, since it stands alone for taste. Some great additions to your burgers are onions and/or a packet of onion soup mix, a little BBQ sauce, Worcestershire sauce, A-1 steak sauce, or just garlic powder, salt and pepper.
When it comes to great ideas for the 4th of July, dessert is a big deal. Cupcakes can make a big bang at your gathering. They’re fun and easy to make and you can prepare several dozen ahead of time. Of course patriotic party ideas dictate that you decorate them with red, white and blue frosting. Or, instead of just frosting, you can use a white base frosting and add blueberries and strawberries to design sweet little flag cupcakes. There are some great pre-made sugar decorations shaped like flags and stars that you can purchase at cake decorating stores. Use them along with flag picks and you will have fabulous patriotic cupcakes.
When all the dip bowls are empty and the hamburgers have been eaten and the ice cream has melted, it’s time to head out to your local fireworks display. Throw down a blanket and get comfortable. When it’s finally dark enough, you will eventually hear the first roar of a rocket. Hopefully, these ideas for the 4th of July will help to make your holiday party special.