Planning a Fourth of July BBQ

Hosting a party can be stressful and overwhelming. But if you can entertain in a fun and easy way its really worth it! From the decorations to the food, I’m going to give you some tips on how to plan a simple and inexpensive Fourth of July barbecue!

Decorations:

Fabric Wreath

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Needed for Fabric Wreath:

  • Pieces of denim fabric
  • Pieces of burlap
  • Pieces of red checkered fabric
  • Wire wreath (you can get this at any craft store)

Pallet Flag

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Needed for Pallet Flag:

  • Blue paint
  • Red paint
  • White paint
  • Star Stencil
  • Wood Pallet (you can get this at your local hardware store)

Mason Jars with Flowers as Centerpieces

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Needed for Mason Jars with Flowers:

  • Mason Jars
  • Blue paint
  • Red paint
  • White paint
  • Any kind of flower you choose, I would pick sunflowers.

Snap, Crackle, Pop Jars

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Needed for Snap, Crackle and Pop Jars:

  • 3 glass jars- maybe different sizes (I found some at Target)
  • 3 chalk board stickers
  • Burlap string
  • Sparklers
  • Snaps
  • Little bottles of bubbles

For the silverware, napkins, plates and the cups, you could use mason jars for cups. You could use plain paper plates (I got really cute chevron pattern ones at Target). As for the silverware and napkins you could make a holder for them.

Bandana Napkins and Silverware Holders

LOOK-bandanas

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Needed for Bandana Napkins and Silverware Holders:

  • Bandanas
  • Silverware- Spoons, Knifes, Forks
  • Burlap String

Food:

Picking the right kind of food is really important as well. I would just keep it simple. You could have some appetizers if you would like but for the main course I would have Ribs, Potato Salad, Ears of Corn and Baked Beans and Red, White and Blue Strawberries for dessert. These foods will make your guests happy and leave them with a full belly!

Rib Recipe:

St. Louis Pork Ribs on the Grill

Potato Salad Recipe:

Classic Potato Salad

Ears of Corn Recipe:

Perfectly Grilled Corn on the Cob

Baked Beans Recipe:

Southern Baked Beans

Dessert:

Red, White and Blue Strawberries

Now that you have some starting points, you can be ready for your perfect Fourth of July barbecue!

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-Megan

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