4th of July has all the time been certainly one of my favourite holidays. We go as much as my household’s cabin on the lake in Montana yearly with my prolonged household and we’ve made years of recollections spending time collectively, so it’s all the time been a magical vacation simply realizing it is going to be household time collectively, maintaining years-long traditions and making new ones. Yearly we do a tea get together and charcuterie board, this 12 months I wished to aim one earlier than we left for Montana with a few of our family and friends here- it’s been on my bucket listing to do a counter charcuterie board  (savory and candy!), so we went all out with festive drinks, and a s’mores bar.

Listed below are a few of the finest hacks I discovered for pulling off the final word 4th of July get together. Don’t really feel like it is advisable to incorporate all of them! Even simply including 1 or 2 will add a enjoyable, festive contact to your vacation weekend.

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Hack #1: Colour-Coordinated Delicacies

To create a festive unfold, I knew I wished to stay to a red-white-and-blue color-scheme for all of the snacks. It made it a lot simpler to make every little thing circulation collectively and persist with the festive 4th of July theme. I went to Sam’s Membership and knew the fruit could be straightforward with all of the purple and blue berries, however I used to be shocked at what number of different purple/white/blue snacks and candies that they had for the upcoming vacation – particularly in terms of the ‘sweets’ unfold which I’ll share later. 😉


Hack #2: It’s All In The Particulars


I’m all the time a sucker for the small print at any occasion I attend, so I knew I wished to incorporate some cute, festive particulars wherever I may. Strive utilizing mini cookie-cutters to spell out phrases in watermelon or cheese. We additionally used the star cookie cutters from this set for the cheese and sprinkled them all through the 4th of July charcuterie. I had a neighborhood firm from Utah assist me and so they made probably the most lovely salami roses! My aunt truly tried to show me a pair years in the past on the lake, simply use the rim of a glass and stagger them whereas layering them across the rim to get that good spherical form.

Hack #3: Sparklers, However Candy

We made some fruit sparklers for the youngsters out of watermelon stars and blueberries for some wholesome deal with choices. They give the impression of being so cute on their very own however we additionally added to the red-white-and-blue drinks we made for an added festive contact.

Hack #4: Let the Festivities Move


Whether or not kid-friendly or grownup drinks, drinks are an ideal excuse to go huge for the vacation. We arrange a drink desk for the youngsters the place they obtained to assemble their very own drinks. I set out purple, white, and blue Gatorade and Sprite for the bottom after which set out Kool-aid ice cubes, cotton sweet, popsicles, licorice straws, and recent fruits so they may get inventive.

Hack #5: Don’t Skimp On The Sweets

My youngsters would eat sweet all day each day if I allow them to in order that they have been in heaven once they noticed this full sweet unfold AND the decadent s’mores bar. I’m glad my affinity for going excessive with these form of issues received me some factors. 😉 They stored saying it was the very best 4thof July unfold ever. 😂 We did a sweet charcuterie board with all of the purple, white, and blue finds from Sam’s Membership and was so easy to place collectively. We additionally did a s’mores bar for our new hearth pit space and did a mixture of completely different sweets – milk chocolate, cookies and cream, Reese’s, Andes mints, and extra. The dessert boards have been such a cute addition and have been tremendous common with the entire fam!

Let me know if you happen to guys have any hacks or internet hosting ideas you’re keen on for 4th of July!

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Additionally shout out to Beck & Noelle Board Co., in case your in utah and need a huge charcuterie board, or wish to learn to they can assist you arrange or do the entire thing for you. I really like studying and being part of the method however they do each!

You too can see previous vacation charcuterie boards I’ve completed right here.

xx, Christine