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4th of July Party Survival Guide

That special summer holiday where we spend time celebrating our country’s independence is once again upon us.

If  your 4th of July plans include hosting a party for family and friends, we have the blog for you.  Consider this your very own 4th of July survival guide.  Whether you need some 4th of July party planning ideas, or simply some 4th of July recipes, RecipeLion has got you covered.

Appetizers can sometimes be hard to plan and decide on.  If you are  in need of some 4th of July appetizer recipes, have no fear, here are three quick and easy appetizer recipes you can make ahead of time for your party:

7 Layer Dip with Homemade Salsa:  7 Layer dips make great party appetizers.  This dip will keep your 4th of July guests happy and full.

Coconut Shrimp Appetizer: This appetizer provides a tropical flavor that any shrimp lover will enjoy.  The recipe includes a honey mustard horseradish dipping sauce to add a little tang to the finger food.

Appetizer Bites: All you need for these simple  4th of July appetizers is lunch meat, cream cheese and pickles.  They are the perfect easy appetizer to keep your guests satisfied until the spectacular main course.

If you’re looking for another enticing dip recipe, check out Brown Eyed Baker blogger Michelle’s blog on taco dip.  With only a ten minute prep time, this recipe would be ideal if you have limited time to prepare an appetizer.

You may still be wondering what to make for some of your side dishes.  Well here are some more 4th of July recipes that your guests are sure to love:

Avocado Potato Salad with Horseradish: Everybody appreciates a good potato salad.  Why not substitute that same, old average potato salad for this avocado potato salad with horseradish?  This fresh new dish is sure to bring compliments and recipe requests.

Backyard Baked Beans:  These delicious baked beans are simple to make and taste delicious. All you have to do is combine all the ingredients and allow the flavors to meld and you will soon have a tasty treat your 4th of July guests will enjoy.

Asparagus with Vegetable Medley: This delicious combination of fresh vegetables will go great along side potato salad and baked beans.  It is the perfect low-fat option for those guests who are watching their waistline.  It is a great healthy 4th of July recipe.

The best thing about the 4th of July, besides the fireworks, could possibly be dessert.  Festive 4th of July dessert recipes are always tons of fun to admire and eat.  Lucky for you  bloggers everywhere have submitted their most creative and delectable 4th of July dessert recipes.

The Recipe Girl shows us how to make cherry pie cups.  These little cups look incredibly scrumptious and seem like the perfect thing to serve as a dessert or a side snack.

Looking for something a tad more festive?  Try these red, white and blueberry shortcakes published on Partyblueprints blog.  This shortcakes recipe comes straight from Breyer’s ice cream and is the perfect 4th of July dessert recipe.

If you’re in need of a very simple 4th of July dessert recipe, try PetitElefant blogger Allison Czarnecki’s Yummy 4th of July Dessert Recipe.  The only ingredients you need to make this delicious and incredibly easy dessert is one box of red and blue jello, whipped cream and water.  This festive dessert is as simple as it is tasty.

Last but not least, if you’re looking for an array of various 4th of July recipe ideas, the Deep South Dish blog has got you covered. In their 4th of July Menu Ideas and Recipes blog, an enormous variety of recipes are given, including Southern Sweet Iced Tea, Cajun Boiled Peanuts, Pimento Cheese Finger Sandwiches, Fried Green Tomatoes, Root Beer Glazed Drumsticks, Southern Style Dry Rub Ribs and Homemade Southern Banana Pudding.

Now that food is covered, you might need some help with your 4th of July decorations.  Perhaps you need something to spruce up your party tables.  These 4th of July Centerpieces could be just what your plain tables need to look 4th of July festive!

Are there going to be kids at your party and you’re not quite sure how to entertain them?  Put them to work building a 4th of July Tea Light, Glow Stick or Sparkler Holder.  This fun craft will give the kids something to do as well as create a fun craft they can use throughout the night.  Nothing’s better than the look of accomplishment on a kid’s face when he or she made something on their own.

With the help of these recipe ideas and craft tips, your 4th of July party will be a party of epic proportions.

Have a very awesome and safe Independence Day!