Host an exceptional Independence Day get-together for family and friends this year. We’ve gathered some Fourth of July party ideas to make everything a little easier and to give you the freedom to enjoy more time with loved ones. Set the scene with classic red, white, and blue decorations. Whenever possible use these colors for glasses, napkins, serving plates, and tablecloths. Learn how to create your own patriotic wall décor with these instructions for accordion-style rosettes. Create a spread of snacks while you fire up the grill. You’ll want to give yourself plenty of time to cook while socializing. An assortment of salsas served with chips or our Easy Appetizer Assortment would be the perfect things to put together in minutes. Keep in mind that Fourth of July food should be delicious and easy to enjoy. Elevate your main dishes by ordering premium Stock Yards® steaks, ribs, burgers, and hot dogs ahead of time. Your gourmet approach to grilling will be greatly appreciated by everyone, and you’ll forever transform what people think of typical Fourth of July Food ideas. Delight your guests with refreshing drinks in a vibrant red hue. Our recipes for Strawberry Bay Breeze or our non-alcoholic Strawberry Cosmo Punch both use a mix from our Summer Cocktail Mixers that makes it easy to play bartender. Remember to stock up on ice and keep it easily accessible. You want to ensure that everyone is cool and happy, no matter how hot the day is. Finish your celebration with a Fourth of July dessert worthy of fireworks. You can order something carefully crafted for the occasion, like our mouthwatering Flag Cake or festive Chocolate-Dipped Cherry and Blueberry Flag, or you can create something of your own. Make this recipe for Red, White, and Blue Candy Bark Made with Dried Blueberries and Strawberries your own by using mixed Dried Fruit, or add a bit of decadence with chocolate-covered cherries instead. You can serve a cool Red, White, and Blue Frozen Fruit Salad using delightful Oregon Blueberries and plump Cherry-Oh!® Cherries as your featured fruits. Reach for the stars and take your Independence Day to delicious new heights.