How to throw an epic 4th of July party.
Plan an epic 4th of July party!
It’s true! Americans spend billions of dollars each year on 4th of July parties, even if it’s a barbecue, a pool party or a reunion at home with your family and friends. Throwing a great 4th of July Celebration doesn’t have to be expensive.
Here are some ways to save some money and still host a cool 4th of July Celebration without overspending.
Dazzle your Guests with Tasty Food
Fireworks will light up the sky, but tasty food will always say 4th of July all the way. We know it’s all about great American recipes during this holiday but it doesn’t have to be all about barbecues, baby ribs, or burgers.
For this 4th of July Celebration, our Taco Lasagna Recipe made with José Olé Taquitos is also a great dish that we recommend for you to prepare. And remember that some savory and creamy dips are a MUST, and we have some great recipes like this Olé Layer Dip.
*TIP: You can also ask your family and friends to bring some food (a dessert, some snacks or a side dish) to share during your party. You don’t have to cook all by yourself. Ask someone for some help in the kitchen and don’t stress!
Refreshing and Fizzy Fun Cocktails
Create an amazing cocktail with raspberries and mint. This mixture is so summery and refreshing for a great 4th of July Celebration. Just make sure to include some red, white, and blue in your drinks to set up the tone for this holiday.
You can also create some gorgeous layered shots with red, white (or clear), and blue, or Jell-O shots that they’re not exactly cocktails but will be great to have something sweet and fun with your friends.
*TIP: If you don’t want to spend so much, remember that you can BYOB (Bring Your Own Beverage) so your guests bring theirs.
Colorful and Patriotic Decor
Just remember that simple is better. Embrace the red, white, and blue palette of the 4th of July with a festive tablescape. Also, balloons are an economical choice and a great party decoration. Just look for some inspiration and get creative.
Don’t forget the stripes, the stars, the glitter. Get yourself some plastic dinnerware from the dollar store (it’s as good as the ones that are more expensive), and if you don’t what to buy those, use your own plates and just add some star-spangled napkins.
Every 4th of July Deserves a Great Playlist
What’s a good 4th of July celebration without music? Try our Spotify Playlists for this holiday and stream some funky and vibrant tunes.
A patriotic 4th of July playlists need to include some classics like Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA”, Katy Perry’s “Firework,” or Miley Cyrus’ “Party In The U.S.A.”
These are all great songs to jam out to on your deck while you wait for the fireworks to start, but don’t limit yourself to these tunes just because it’s the 4th of July celebration.
We’ve got all your party preparations covered with these ideas and suggestions. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the fireworks.
Just Say Olé this 4th of July!