When You’re Making Your Party Menu…
Try to get a little creative with your food this year. Certain staples are must-haves at any July 4th party; we’re looking at you hot dogs and hamburgers. Firing up the grill is the best and easiest way to serve a big crowd, and everyone loves a good BBQ meal. Don’t skip the corn, which is perfectly sweet and widely available during summer, and everyone loves a good pasta salad. But beyond the classic backyard BBQ favorites, try to infuse your menu with some new, inventive additions. Items like a quinoa salad can be a nice update to a macaroni salad, a crunchy and fresh slaw makes a great a topping to any burger or a tasty side dish, and a refreshing salad like this grilled watermelon salad is perfect for a warm day. And don’t you dare forget about dessert; red, white and blue popsicles are always fun and a tasty sheet cake that looks like an American flag is equal parts beautiful and delicious.

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