Thursday, July 2, 2015

4th of July Party Ideas

Good morning! How are you and your week? Are you getting ready for the holiday weekend? I am co-hosting a party for 40 plus people to celebrate not only the 4th of July but also my sisters birthday so I am compiling a few ides of what to serve. 

BBQ Pork Shoulder from Simply Recipes

At this point I already know that I will be a making all of the desserts in this post because my family LOVES dessert and I love to bake them. In addition to the bars, brownies and cheesecakes, there will also be a banana cake which is my sisters favorite and a fabulous chocolate cake because that is my favorite.

Barbecued Chicken from Simply Recipes

As for the rest of the menu I am still finalizing my plans but should be done by today. 
What do you serve for the 4th of July events that you attend? Do you have a favorite recipe that I should try out?

Bourbon Baked Beans from How Sweet it Is

Blue Cheese Coleslaw from Closet Cooking

Any favorite potato salad, salad or cole slaw recipes to recommend?

Potato Salad One Good Thing By Jill Lee

Deviled Eggs Dessert Now Dinner Later

Bean Corn Dip from Sallys Baking Addiction

Summer Salad Five Heart Home

I cannot wait for this weekend, I am excited to be with my family, to see the fireworks and of course to eat all of these tasty treats. I love a good barbecue. What about you? What are your plans?

Fruit Salad from Family Fresh Meals

Blueberry Crumble Bars

Slab Apple Pie

Bourbon Brownies

Blackberry Cheesecake Bars

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Angel Food Cake with Coconut Whipped Cream and Berries

To those who will be celebrating I hope that you have a safe and fun 4th of July weekend. 

Have a great day. 


  1. Wow, look at all this food for the patriotic weekend. Thanks for sharing. Pinning.
    Happy 4th. of July weekend ahead.

  2. Oh my, it all looks delicious! I love everything about the Fourth of July. This year it will be just the two of plans. We will get to be with our daughter and grandson the next weekend. Enjoy the celebrations!

  3. Oh, that CHICKEN! And come to think of it, what was our Mexican-American fare on the fourth.....I know for sure, watermelon with chili powder (yes, sounds crazy!) was always on the picnic table, its juices running between the slats of the worn table at the park. Enjoy your fourth my friend!

  4. All very, very tempting!! Of course you are in charge of dessert; you're such a gifted baker! Have an awesome 4th ahead, Elizabeth

  5. All my favorite classic BBQ foods!! Have a great 4th!!

  6. I would have suggested blueberries; I see you went with that!

    We had Canada Day here yesterday, a very big day for us.

  7. Wow I am so hungry!!! Everything looks so delicious, some of my favorites. Happy July 4th!


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