What is your favorite part of the 4th of July? Is it the festivities? Or maybe you are a pyrotechnics-junky and love the fireworks. You have planned all year for the show you are going to set off. Then you may be like me and long for the 4th of July Gathering!
Whatever it may be, the 4th of July is one of the freest, funniest, flavorful holidays we Americans celebrate.
I know they say the Holiday Season is between October and December but honestly, the whole year is a big holiday season! Just when we get done with one the next begins. It is hard to believe that the 4th of July is just around the corner.
I see in my kid’s tans and their excitement of summertime fun on their faces. I see it when I drive down the road and see all the firework stands open. Then again if you live in the restriction zones we hear it on the news not to set off fireworks or there will be consequences. The point is the excitement and the temptation of the holiday is all around us.
And what better way to celebrate the holiday than with a 4th of July Gathering. Call up a few close friends invite them over for some BBQ favorites, summertime fun outdoor games, maybe a few festive cocktails, and to complete the night enjoy a colorful light show in the sky!
To help you plan your get together here is a list of some of the Food Blogging worlds favorite festive dishes!
Now if you are hosting a get together let me offer some advice! YOU DO NOT HAVE TO MAKE EVERYTHING!! YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE IN CONTROL OF EVERYTHING. 4th of July Gathers is just as much about relaxing and enjoying yourself as it is entertaining. Don’t be afraid to ask your guests to bring sides or desserts if you are making the main dish.
If you are wondering why I made that is all caps, well… I was yelling at myself more than you. It took me years to learn I don’t have to be the maker of it all; let me tell you, I enjoy get-togethers a lot more these days.
4th of July Gathering Main Dish
4th of July Gathering Side Dish
4th of July Gathering Dessert
I hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July Gathering! Cherish every moment and remember to unplug a bit and take it all in. Enjoy your company and the laughter, because there will be a lot of it.
Remember I would love to hear what you love most about the 4th of July so leave it in the comments!
Thank you to all the bloggers who submitted recipes and participated in this 4th of July Gathering round-up and a special thank you for letting me use their photos to make this round-up that much yummier!!
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