Add some fun to your 4th of July party food. With that, you know what we mean – burgers, hot dogs, ribs and the like – but it doesn’t always have to be this way. When it comes to food, don’t believe others when they say you can only serve certain meals on certain occasions. In fact, a potluck of choices is the most American of all ways to celebrate. The Fourth of July is supposed to be a fun occasion, so why not read on and soon you’ll be whipping up an unusual and unexpected meal for the celebration!
Need some help coming up with fun ideas for party food? If so, there are more than a few things that you can do. Here are some great ideas.
Add more choices. Don’t you think your guests are getting tired of all the meat you barbecue every year? Well, why not try serving up shrimp, crab, fish or lobster, and if your guests insist on meat, try some chicken or steaks. The good old Fourth is largely about the ‘cue, and you can still grill ‘em and serve ‘em even with the above choices, though you may need a side burner at times.
Get creative with the cake. That’s right, it is possible to bake a cake that looks just like the American flag. For the red stripes, you’ll want to use strawberries or raspberries. Blueberries would be an ideal choice for the stars. Get your kids to help with the white frosting. This is a great way to make a special treat.
Don’t forget the drinks. Flavored ice cubes, in blue and red, natch, would be a great way to make your drinks fit the celebration. To make them, add strawberry and blueberry flavoring to the ice cube trays. Another option would be to serve Kool-Aid in the appropriate color. Drop them into drinks for a festive yet fun way to add to your food celebration.
Basically, here are a few quick asides on the side dish, desserts and apertifs – you can choose practically any kind of each depending on your guests’ tastes. Really, there are only a few rules you have to keep in mind on the Fourth when it comes to choosing food – it should not require fine china, it should stand up to the summer heat, and it should be fun for young and old alike. And while you may want to throw that curveball and change things up, remember that there are some traditionalists, so you may want to prepare some of the ole faves just in case.
Decorate your home withwith decorative
Trackback from your site.