5 Hacks for Pulling Off The Final 4th Of July Get together

4th of July has all the time been considered one of my favourite holidays. We go as much as my household’s cabin on the lake in Montana yearly with my prolonged household and we’ve made years of reminiscences spending time collectively, so it’s all the time been a magical vacation simply realizing will probably be household time collectively, maintaining years-long traditions and making new ones. Yearly we do a tea occasion and charcuterie board, this yr I wished to try one earlier than we left for Montana with a few of our family and friends here- it’s been on my bucket checklist to do a counter charcuterie board  (savory and candy!), so we went all out with festive drinks, and a s’mores bar.

Listed here are a number of the greatest hacks I discovered for pulling off the final word 4th of July occasion. Don’t really feel like that you must incorporate all of them! Even simply including 1 or 2 will add a enjoyable, festive contact to your vacation weekend.

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Hack #1: Shade-Coordinated Delicacies

To create a festive unfold, I knew I wished to stay to a red-white-and-blue color-scheme for all of the snacks. It made it a lot simpler to make the whole lot movement collectively and keep on with the festive 4th of July theme. I went to Sam’s Membership and knew the fruit could be straightforward with all of the crimson and blue berries, however I used to be stunned at what number of different crimson/white/blue snacks and candies they’d for the upcoming vacation – particularly in the case of the ‘sweets’ unfold which I’ll share later. 😉


Hack #2: It’s All In The Particulars


I’m all the time a sucker for the small print at any occasion I attend, so I knew I wished to incorporate some cute, festive particulars wherever I may. Attempt utilizing mini cookie-cutters to spell out phrases in watermelon or cheese. We additionally used the star cookie cutters from this set for the cheese and sprinkled them all through the 4th of July charcuterie. I had an area firm from Utah assist me they usually made essentially the most lovely salami roses! My aunt truly tried to show me a pair years in the past on the lake, simply use the rim of a glass and stagger them whereas layering them across the rim to get that good spherical form.

Hack #3: Sparklers, However Candy

We made some fruit sparklers for the youngsters out of watermelon stars and blueberries for some wholesome deal with choices. They give the impression of being so cute on their very own however we additionally added to the red-white-and-blue drinks we made for an added festive contact.

Hack #4: Let the Festivities Stream


Whether or not kid-friendly or grownup drinks, drinks are an awesome excuse to go large for the vacation. We arrange a drink desk for the youngsters the place they obtained to assemble their very own drinks. I set out crimson, white, and blue Gatorade and Sprite for the bottom after which set out Kool-aid ice cubes, cotton sweet, popsicles, licorice straws, and recent fruits so they might get artistic.

Hack #5: Don’t Skimp On The Sweets

My youngsters would eat sweet all day daily if I allow them to in order that they have been in heaven after they noticed this full sweet unfold AND the decadent s’mores bar. I’m glad my affinity for going excessive with these type of issues gained me some factors. 😉 They saved saying it was one of the best 4thof July unfold ever. 😂 We did a sweet charcuterie board with all of the crimson, white, and blue finds from Sam’s Membership and was so easy to place collectively. We additionally did a s’mores bar for our new fire pit area and did a mixture of totally different candies – milk chocolate, cookies and cream, Reese’s, Andes mints, and extra. The dessert boards have been such a cute addition and have been tremendous common with the entire fam!

Let me know when you guys have any hacks or internet hosting ideas you’re keen on for 4th of July!

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Additionally shout out to Beck & Noelle Board Co., in case your in utah and need a large charcuterie board, or need to discover ways to they will help you arrange or do the entire thing for you. I really like studying and being part of the method however they do each!

You may also see previous vacation charcuterie boards I’ve achieved right here.

xx, Christine