Whether you are attending a gathering, hosting one of your own, or just planning a day with family, here are some recipes and ideas to make your Independence Day a success.
Consider some of these ideas for decorating:
These Paper Hat Place Cards from Country Living are darling!
Use them with this Paper Star Garland from Southern Direction
…you can see more summer decorating ideas here on our summer themed Pinterest board.
And for your picnic…
or add Let This Mind Be in You’s Strawberry Syrup to your lemonade.
Sparkling Rose Wine from And Here We Are would be a lovely way to end the evening while watching fireworks.
For more great beverage ideas visit our “Drinkies” Pinterest board here.
Mexican Layered Dip (featured on our old blog, one of the best layered dip recipes…)
Homemade Onion Dip (MSG free!!) from Stitching Hearts Together
Roasted Veggie Bites from Vanessa’s Values
Here is a great recipe for grilled corn from PBS food
Schneider Peeps’ Black Bean and Corn Salsa
Vinegar Cucumber Salad from True Food Movement
Roasted tomato pie is one of our absolute favorites and goes great with a barbecue.
Use these cheese and onion buffins from Life Less Hurried for your burgers
or fill them with smoked ham salad from Taylor Made Ranch.
Here’s some ideas for using homemade egg salad from Stitching Hearts Together
We’ve enjoyed these Honey Chipotle Chicken Fingers
Visit our Bugers and Barbecue pinterest board for a collection of burger recipes…
Strawberry Banana Frozen Yogurt from Salsa Garden Chronicles
Berry Sorbet from This One Good Life
Quick and Easy Blackberry Pie from Summer’s Acres
Fresh Strawberry Pie from the Self Sufficient HomeAcre…
and our own Lattice Top Apple Pie with a crust that looks fancy but is really very easy!
If you want to keep sweets at a minimum here is a tutorial for a watermelon cake from the Untrained Housewife.
Post barbecue treats:
A few little somethings while doing sparklers or watching the fireworks display both from Stitching Hearts Together:
If you’re crowd would enjoy cupcakes here is a recipe for our pound cake cupcakes with lemon buttercream frosting and here is a recipe for molasses crumb cupcakes.
And for keeping pests under control:
Be sure to read these tips on keeping your food safe from the Untrained Housewife
What recipes do you take to your family picnic? Please feel free to share them in the comments along with any other entertaining tips you might have. Links back to your original post are most welcome!
Wishing you and yours a safe and happy Fourth of July!