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Host the Perfect 4th of July BBQ

The 4th of July is always a fun day for the whole family. Who can resist the picnics, parades, and fireworks? Make your holiday even more exciting by hosting a 4th of July BBQ. Gather family, friends, and neighbors to celebrate our great nation. Here are some of our tips for throwing an unforgettable and patriotic 4th of July BBQ.


Red, white, and blue will most likely be your color scheme. Head over to your local party supply store and stock up on patriotic decorations. You can kick it up a notch by investing in some American-themed decor. It’s a great way to show off your American pride all year long. Check out our Pinterest board here for more Fourth of July decoration ideas.


No BBQ is complete without some legendary recipes. Amaze your guests with your fabulous cooking skills by trying some new recipes. You could offer Grilled Pesto Turkey BurgersBBQ Chicken Kababs, or Balsamic Glazed Steak Rolls. You can keep it healthy and festive by offering a Flag Fruit Plate. Start a pot-luck and encourage everyone to bring a dish to share. You can even make a competition out of it and have the guests vote for their favorite recipe.


Unless you’re having your BBQ at the pool, lake, or park, you may be in need of some entertainment. Party games are a great way to break the ice and gets everyone in on the fun. Set up a balloon dart game, corn hole, or a patriotic ring toss. You can also keep it classic by playing a friendly game of backyard football or baseball. Find a way to get everyone involved as a player, referee, cheerleader, or coach.

Finish the night with some backyard fireworks or sparklers. If you need more inspiration. You can check out our Pinterest page for more party ideas and recipes.

We hope everyone has a safe and happy Independence Day!


  1. Heather

    Those pesto burgers sound amazing!

  2. Diana Mott

    Looks Like. summer Blast to me!