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Plan a Menu
What's a cookout without the perfect menu? When planning your red, white, and blue bash, focus on the food and drinks.
For the main course, try one of these recipes:
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Keep It Under Wraps
Keep unwelcome guests (read: bugs and leaves) out of your food with these covered melamine bowls from Macy's.
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A Mobile Option
Looking to take your party on the road? Use our picnic basket from Macy's if you're heading out. It has a place for everything and will make traveling with your meal simple.
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Splendor in the Grass (or Sand)
No matter where you host your get-together, lay out beach blankets and include some throw pillows for comfortable and cozy seating areas for guests.
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In addition to the main menu, don't forget to put out some snacks -- dips, spreads, snack mixes -- for guests to munch on. Especially if there are activities at your barbecue or it's a pool party, your guests are sure to have an appetite.
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Bowl Them Over
Serve snack mixes, pretzels, and other savory treats in our festive melamine bowls from Macy's.
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Take a Dip
Serve chip-and-dip combinations in this starry melamine bowl.
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Make cocktails and mocktails even more fun by serving them in decorative glasses like these highballs with stirrers.
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A Red, White, and Blue Table
Carry the all-American theme all the way through the party by decorating your table and displaying your food with red, white, and blue servingware.
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Reach for the Stars
Use this star-covered tray to make setup and cleanup easier, use it to serve a crudite platter -- or use it to hold rolled-and-wrapped silverware.
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Kiss the Cook
Tell everyone you're the host with the most by wearing this patriotic apron -- and don't be surprised if you get some smooches throughout the party!
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Even More Macy's Products
Check out even more of our Americana line and other Martha Stewart products for Macy's.
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Cut to It
Even slicing and dicing can be patriotic when you use our 16-piece red lacquer cutlery set from Macy's.
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All in One (Pot)
Cook and serve an entree all in the same dish when you use this blueberry cast-iron pot from Macy's.
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Clean up in style with these all-American kitchen towels. Better yet, give them to guests as napkins for your get-together.
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