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With summer well underway, everyone is sure to be excited about the upcoming holiday weekend! The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, commemorates when the Declaration of Independence was passed on July 4, 1776. This document drafted by Thomas Jefferson meant that the United States was free from the British Empire. July 4th has been a federal holiday since 1941, and Americans celebrate with activities including gatherings or BBQs with friends and family, setting off fireworks, and other joyous parties or get-togethers.

If you’re hosting a Fourth of July party this year, we’re here to help with a star-studded menu sure to impress and satisfy your guests!

Start off the fun with snacks and appetizers:

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Ranch Dip

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Mozzarella Caprese Bites

Cool off with a refreshing beverage:

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Sunset Sangria

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Brambleberry Orchard Mocktail

Enjoy these main entrees:

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Chili & Cheese Pulled Chicken Sandwiches


Crab Salad with Avocado and Tomato

End the night with a decadent dessert:

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Star-Spangled No-Bake Cheesecake Parfaits

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Vegan Key Lime Pie Bars

What recipes get you in the 4th of July spirit? Share with us on social @EasyHomeMeals!