This post was sponsored by the wonderful folks at Hebrew National.
The Fourth of July is one of my all-time favorite holidays. Any day that’s all about freedom, food and fireworks is perfect in my book!
To me, nothing says patriotic party like Hebrew National hot dogs on the grill, great music and lots of red, white and blue. I threw our 4th of July soiree a little early this year so I could share some of my entertaining ideas with you before the big day. Here are some of my favorite ways to celebrate the good old U.S. of A!
Nothing says BBQ like Hebrew National hot dogs and some hamburgers on the grill. I love to slice all the fixings and arrange them right on the cutting board. It’s easy to clean up and it makes the table look great.
I’m all about traditional spreads when it comes to the 4th: a good old checkered tablecloth, throwback Coke bottles and sides like fresh cherries and coleslaw.
I bought this case of Coke because it felt so all-American to me. I cracked up when I got it home and noticed the writing on the side! I also got old-fashioned hotdog baskets; it’s so fun to build your dogs in them.
We can’t forget a sweet treat to go with all of these traditional BBQ foods. 2 layers of shortcake and cream, topped with patriotic berries. If you don’t have time to make a cake, use a star shaped cookie cutter to cut out pieces of store bought angel food cake and top with berries and whipped topping.
Putting berries in mason jars full of iced water is a super easy (and affordable) way to impress your guests. Add the berries to the water a couple hours before guests arrive and then just add ice.
The little pot bottom right is one of my favorites. It’s a camping pot, but I use it all the time for entertaining. Take it right off the stove and set it on a potholder. One less dish to clean and it looks so cute!
Let’s get a close up of those perfectly achieved grill marks!
I served sides like coleslaw (I used big fresh chunks of cabbage instead of the shredded), cucumber salad and potato wedges.
Toppings like craft beer kraut made for some pretty delicious hot dogs.
Ok, I’m telling you my little secret. Go to the deli at your supermarket and get a box of potato wedges; usually they’re in a case with the fried chicken. Pop them in the oven on warm and serve them when the meat comes out. Our friends LOVED them!
Use fun potholders and unexpected serving dishes to make your table fun! The more colors and prints the better.
A good music playlist is essential to a great party, and for this get together I decided to go country! Here are some of my favorite songs from the playlist:
- Florida Georgia Line – Get Your Shine On
- Randy Houser – Runnin’ Outta Moonlight
- Justin Moore – Backwoods
- Zac Brown Band – Chicken Fried
- Little Big Town – Pontoon
- Randy Houser – How Country Feels
- Garth Brooks – Calling Baton Rouge
- Toby Keith – Red Solo Cup
This summer, I’m thrilled to be partnering with my favorite hot dogs, Hebrew National, to share some more of my favorite recipes and entertaining tips!
What are the must-haves at your 4th of July party? Do you have a fun, family tradition? Share in the comments below!
What makes a Hebrew National kosher hot dog premium? It’s all about what makes the cut (And what doesn’t). We’re choosy about what goes into our franks – we use only premium cuts of 100% kosher beef from the front half of the cow and then choose the best from that. No artﬁcial ﬂavors, colors, ﬁllers or by–products. When your hot dog is Kosher, that’s a hot dog you can trust! For more summer fun with Hebrew National, visit facebook.com/hebrewnational.