Our Top 4 Picks for 4th of July Party Planning

California Closets 4th of July top 4 picksIf you're in the United States, then you're probably celebrating the Fourth of July holiday this weekend. Parades, fireworks, cookouts - it's definitely a party weekend and one that reminds us that summer is here!

To help you plan your celebrations this weekend, we've rounded up the best tips from some of our favorite online publishers. Here are our top 4 picks:

  • Outdoor entertaining: Real Simple offers 30 tips for partying with friends and family in the open air. From comfortable cushions to picnic food, they've got practical solutions and inspiring tips for the perfect outdoor event.
  • Patriotic desserts: You can always count on Martha Stewart to brighten up your celebration with a gorgeous theme - right down to the details. This time, it's desserts that match your patriotic theme of red, white and blue. You'll definitely impress your guests with one of these delicious recipes!
  • Melting pot menu: The United States is home to an amazing combination of cultures from all over the world. Want to cook a menu that celebrates our nation's diversity? Try choosing recipes from these Food & Wine menus inspired by cuisine from all over the world.

Do you have any favorite decorations, recipes or traditions from your 4th of July celebrations? Let us know in the comments!

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