I love the Fourth of July. I am like a kid on this holiday … I love barbecues and friends, and I love sparklers. My Dad ’s birthday is July 4th (Happy Birthday, Dad!), and as a little kid, I never understood why he got fireworks on his birthday and I didn’t get any on mine. Go figure! So on my birthday my parents would give me sparklers. These days I understand it’s more about the country’s birthday, but I still have a soft spot for sparklers.
The Fourth also makes me think of all things fresh and fruity and colorful. Like watermelon - yum! Here are a few great ideas for entertaining this Fourth … or, as it’s now passed, this summer. Enjoy!