Vibrant orange sparks of light. Thundering cracks of sky-high explosions. Red, white and blue melting together. You gaze in awe at the display of patriotic splendor against a dark sky. Surrounded by loved ones with heavy stomachs from a juicy barbecue meal, you take a deep breath and feel your chest tighten with pride. “The Star-Spangled Banner” rings through the air and you think this is the greatest country in the world. And you’re right.
America the beautiful deserves the most magnificent birthday bash of the year. Prepare to feast in the name of freedom with delicious Fourth of July desserts, barbecue and grilling. Get your grand ole’ flag decorations ready to fly high in illustrious glory.
To celebrate our beloved land of the free and home of the brave, here are six Fourth of July party ideas and essentials to make your get-together begin and end with a bang.