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4th of July Summer Cookout Must-haves

July 04, 2018

4th of July Summer Cookout Must-haves

There’s nothing better than indulging in mouthwatering BBQ and thirst-quenching drinks this 4th of July. You'll never go wrong with a traditional backyard party to commemorate this very special American holiday! So, do your yearly, patriotic obligation, and either attend or throw an epic summer cookout with these classic cookout must-haves. 

Grilled and Healthy Selection

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From grilled burgers to Chicago dogs, these are always part of the All-American tradition every 4th of July. Well, why not? These delectable essentials never fail to rev up the annual summer celebration. Also, don’t forget other cookout classics such as BBQ grilled chicken, slow-cooked teriyaki ribs, barbecued shrimps and grilled pizza. There are also vegan options like the Beyond Meat burger - which is perfect for those cutting meat from their diets! If you want to tone down the meaty options, it’s time to take the unique vegetable flavors into the grill. Serve some veggie skewers, cheesy corn-on-the-hob, creamy potato salad, and campfire baked beans to complete the summer party staples.

Sweet Treats

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Add some sweet treats to your table, including colorful berry pies, American flag donuts, 4th of July frosted cake, no-bake berry cheesecakes and strawberry-dipped in chocolate and sprinkles. All these vibrant and delectable desserts would be the perfect patriotic finish.

Thirst-quenching Drinks

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Beers may be a cult favorite every 4th of July, but it’s time to level up the fun and tang with some flavorful cocktails. Whether you opt for fruit-infused drinks or your favorite lemonade, you’ll need a big, reliable dispenser to keep the guests refreshed. If you want, you can also try other cocktails like pudding shots, fruity pops, margarita coolers or frozen sangria. Whatever you want, just choose your own poison but don’t forget to add a hint of the blue, white and red colors in your drinks!

Red, White and Blue Accessories

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You’ll need a perfect setup to smoothen out everything! From American flag printouts to patriotic party poppers, make sure that you prepare everything ahead of time. If you want to unleash your creative side, try some DIYs and brighten up the location with your personalized decors.

Patriotic Dinnerware

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And when we say patriotic dinnerware, you can depend on your usual acrylic or stainless set to save money. Just make sure you add a hint of patriotism to it. Ditch the typical disposable plastic flatware and go for something resourceful. Use washi tape to complement with the American theme.

Paper Lanterns

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For sure, fireworks will light up the sky during the festive celebration. But it would be more fascinating if you have your own customized lanterns to add brightness on this rather special event. Transform your dull LED bulbs into colorful paper lanterns that are easy-to-make and install. And, you can even use these accessories year round as your outdoor chandeliers!

PortoVino Wine Purse

We can't forget our very own PortoVino wine purse! This 4th of July, be the talk of the party with your very own PortoVino. Available as a purse, tote, backpack or cross-body - our versatile bag is perfect for taking the party on the go in style. Fill up the bag with 1.5 liters of your favorite beverage and pour from the secret wine spout to impress your friends and family! 

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