Party :: 4th of July {Anchor Brewing’s All-American Liberty Beer}

Liberty Ale American Beer - serve it for the 4th of July |

When I was thinking of what to serve for the 4th of July I looked to my husband - the beer expert between us - for a consult. He suggested Anchor's Liberty Ale, a hoppy and well-balanced American IPA with an all-American label (important for my theme!). Liberty Ale goes well with traditional cookout fare (barbecue, grilled chicken and salad) … [Read more...]

Party :: 4th of July Beverage Station

4th of July Beverage Station |

  Setting up a self-serve drink station is a great idea for summer entertaining. It makes it easy for everyone to help themselves (i.e. less work for the host!). Fill a galvanized tub or another large bucket with ice and nestle in beer, water and bottled beverages. Set out sangria (like this patriotic red & blue rosé sangria) or another … [Read more...]

Party :: All-American 4th of July Party

All-American 4th of July Party

If you want to throw a stylish 4th of July party but are short on time, this free printable party plan is for you! Simple white hydrangeas and mini flags from the hardware store are the only party supplies needed for this stylish 4th of July cookout (and no grill required!). Most of the festive decor comes from the simple red, white and blue themed … [Read more...]

Party :: Host a Father’s Day “Cook-In”


Don't let the rain ruin your plans for a Father's Day cookout.  You can still throw your favorite father a BBQ in his honor -  just shift gears from a cookout to a “cook-in.”  Here’s a menu that you can make on the grill or in a grill pan.     Cookout or "Cook-In" Menu   Black bean and corn quesadillas Chips and mango salsa Coffee and … [Read more...]

Printable Party Plan :: Easy 4th of July Menu, Recipes, Shopping List and Timeline

Free Printable 4th of July Party Plan |

Invite friends over for the 4th of July, because I have a super simple party plan for making a tasty red, white and blue menu for your 4th of July party. The 4th of July Printable Party Plan has everything you need for hosting: a patriotic cookout menu, a list of all the party supplies you'll need, suggested serving pieces, décor ideas, a … [Read more...]

Recipe :: 4 Easy Patriotic Recipes for the 4th of July

patriotic 4th of july ice cream cones

Whether you're heading to a backyard BBQ, picnicing at the beach or chillaxing in your own backyard, get your red, white and blue on with a few of these simple patriotic holiday recipes.  They're so quick and simple that I almost wouldn't call them recipes, but you will get oohs and ahhhs when you serve them so go ahead and act like you slaved in … [Read more...]