Celebrate Independence Day in style this year by hosting your family and friends for a patio party. You want your outdoor table to be festive, but cooking an impressive spread doesn’t have to be complicated. We’ve created a menu that’s simple without being boring, and subtly themed without being obnoxious.
Red, white and blueberries. It’s festive, easy and it’s got gin. This health-conscious cocktail will brighten your outdoor table and your guests’ moods. The color subtly coordinates with your patriotism without being kitschy. It’s a win in our book. Bring out the cocktail shaker!
Think watermelon isn’t fancy? Pizza isn’t healthy? The clever people at Delish created this savory watermelon pizza that made us think again. It’s a fork-free version of a watermelon and feta salad that makes the perfect appetizer. This starter will look lovely and inviting on your outdoor table, too.
Create a summer barbecue vibe at your outdoor table without having to stand over a hot grill for hours. Precook the pork and assemble an easy, delicious entrée on the day of your party. These sandwiches will satisfy a crowd’s cravings and make your patio party a hit.
Mom always said carbs go with everything, and Martha Stewart can do no wrong (when it comes to food). This lemony potato salad is simple to put together, and will complement the pulled pork sandwiches perfectly. Set this side dish on your outdoor table and make your guests’ mouths water.
Don’t worry about the large amount of butter – it’s America’s birthday, so we’re all about going all out with Ina Garten’s flag sheet cake. We love America, sugar, and foolproof recipes, so naturally this cake gets our vote. Make your outdoor table festive and patriotic with this impressive dessert. You have your menu – now it’s time to have your patio party. What’s the secret to successfully hosting outdoors? It’s simple: make your guests feel comfortable. Celebrating outdoors doesn’t have to be synonymous with roughing it. You can have a patio party that’s still relaxed without sacrificing style. Set your outdoor table with festive, colorful linen napkins. Use classic plates, glasses and cutlery – paper plates aren’t eco-friendly anyway. Love the planet. Love your friends. Eat good food. That’s a recipe for a perfect patio party any day of the year.