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Party On: 4th of July

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What better way to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day than with some great food? This past weekend we ventured into Brooklyn to celebrate our friend’s birthday (aka Ummm Now What) and had some really delicious food (most of which is featured below). Everything from quinoa, to goat cheese, to balls of meat (no not meatballs, balls of meat), to potato salad, burgers, hot dogs, and mexican corn. It was all so good! In an effort to jumpstart your picnic menu, here are some delicious photos of the food we ate over the weekend, and other ideas to serve at your party this 4th of July weekend… If you notice a hand with gray nail polish holding food below, that would be Pop! Goes My Culture (aka one of the world’s most famous hand models)…

Appetizers: small, plentiful, and savory

Quinoa Black Bean Corn Salad

Ashley’s Quinoa and Black Bean Corn Salad

Quinoa Black Bean Corn Salad

Ashley’s Quinoa and Black Bean Corn Salad

Quinoa Black Bean Corn Salad

Ashley’s Quinoa and Black Bean Corn Salad

CHeese Spread

Bread and Cheese spread, cause everyone needs one

Guacamole

Guacamole, mole, mole

Balls of meat

Balls of meat or other meatballs…

Balls of meat

Balls of meat or other meatballs…

Turkey Parm Meatballs

Turkey Parm Meatballs

mac and cheese balls

Mini hot dogs, pockets of mushrooms, and mac and cheese balls

Shrimp

Who doesn’t love shrimp?!

Drinks: Beer, Liquor, and Boozy Pops

Brooklyn Ale

Brooklyn Ale

Marquisrita

Marquisritas…of course

Becca's Boozy Ice Pops (Rose wine and strawberries)

Becca’s Boozy Ice Pops (Rose wine and strawberries)

Becca's Boozy Ice Pops (Rose wine and papaya)

Becca’s Boozy Ice Pops (Rose wine and papaya)

Lazy Marquisrita

Lime ice pop in a shot of tequila

 Main Course: Hamburgers and Hot Dogs

Cheese Burgers

Spice up your cheese burgers with some inspiration from our neighbors south of the boarder. Pepperjack cheese and guacamole.

Potato Salad

Cause a party ain’t a party unless potato salad is in my belly.

John's Mexican Corn

John’s Mexican Corn (roll in melted butter)

John's Mexican Corn

John’s Mexican Corn (dust with parmesan cheese and other spices)

John's Mexican Corn

John’s Mexican Corn (Roll in tin foil and place in the grill on medium heat for about 10 minutes)

Desserts

Cupcakes

Dress up your cupcakes. Pictured: Red Velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, and sprinkles. White hair not included.

Apple Pie

What’s more American than Apple Pie?

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies were a delicious accident! Change it up and add in some oatmeal.

Peanut Butter Cup Smores

Lighting

Light up your food with sparklers!

Light up your food with sparklers!

Market Lights

String market lights around your patio.

Market Lights

Market lights set an intimate setting.

Hanging Lights

Hang lights around your fence or above your food tables.

Votive Candles

Clustered Citronella Votive Candles give off an intimate glow and ward off those pesky bugs, too!

What will you be making this weekend? Share your photos with us on Instagram and tag them with #liliesandloafers

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