On this 4th of July celebration, go ahead and add more to it or change it up the way that you would like to. There is no rule that the food should be one thing or another. In fact, a potluck of choices is the most American of all ways to celebrate. Gather up some new menu ideas and make this fourth of July fun and enjoyable for everyone.
Need some help coming up with fun ideas for party food? If so, there are more than a few things that you can do. Here are some great ideas:
Add more food choices. Instead of just burgers and hot dogs, why not cook up some shrimp, crab, or even lobster? You can add chicken, fish, and steaks to the menu. Yes, you can cook all of this right on your grill (with the help of a side burner in some cases) and still enjoy the grilling atmosphere that the 4th of July is all about.
Dress up dessert. How about a cake that is in the shape of an American flag? For red stripes, go with strawberries in rows. For the stars, add enough blueberries to make them shine through. Frost the cake white and decorate. This is a great way to make a special treat.
3. Don't forget the drinks. You can make various types of drinks special by just adding in flavored ice cubes, in blue and red, of course. To make them, add strawberry and blueberry flavoring to the ice cube trays. Or, just use the right colored Soda Drink to make it work. Drop them into drinks for a festive yet fun way to add to your food celebration.
You can add virtually any side dish, any dessert, and any type of appetizer to your menu and find those that will love it. The only rules to consider about food for the 4th of July is that it should be something that does not require fine china, something that can handle being out in the sun, and something that is all about fun eating. You can come up with your own fun menu of foods, but don't forget that some of your guests will want the traditional grilled food as well.