Seeking freedom from party stress? Pledge allegiance to this no-fail festive menu, with liberty and potato salad for all
Fun and Festive Independence Day
Recipe: Smoky Chicken Barbecue Kabobs
Recipe: Smoky Barbecue Rub
Recipe: White Barbecue Sauce
There's no need to get stressed out if you're entertaining for Independence Day. Just use this easy party prep timeline, decorating ideas and time-saving tips.
Set the Scene: String lights attach easily to bamboo poles anchored with sand in buckets.
2 Days Before
Prepare barbecue sauce, rub, and butter mixture for corn.
Fast-Prep Party Tip
Speed up your Deviled Eggs by picking up hard-cooked eggs in your grocer’s deli section.
1 Day Before
Fill eggs; chop toppings, and place in bowls. Thread kabob skewers.
Topping Ideas: chopped cooked bacon, smoked salmon, chopped black olives, chopped Spanish olives, sour cream, chopped sun-dried tomatoes, and chopped fresh herbs (dill, parsley, chives)
30 Minutes before Guests Arrive
Prepare potato salad. Ice down eggs and drinks.
15 Minutes After Guests Arrive
No-Fuss Party Dessert
Small bursts of Queen Anne’s lace echo the sparklers. Create the centerpiece with a simple setting of Queen Anne's lace, vintage bottles, and sparklers.