Coloring a party with red, white and blue isn't just for the 4th of July. Host an American-themed event for a summer weekend cookout or to kick off a viewing party for the Olympics. Celebrate all things patriotic with a red, white and blue color scheme, star decorations, a bonfire, country music and domestic brews.
ALTERNATIVE THEMES: Tailgate
Add a country band into the mix for extra fun. Country can range from a more folk or bluegrass sound to pop hit covers à la Luke Bryan or Miranda Lambert.
Dolly Parton is one of America’s biggest country music sweethearts. This legendary singer-songwriter charmed generations en masse and her hits bring everyone together.
Throw your bash in a venue that has all the space and bar necessities you might need.
Serve up domestic classics like Budweiser and Miller alongside unique craft options from microbreweries like Founders or Dogfish Head.
Celebrating during warm summer months? You’ll need more than beer to fight the heat. Designate this frozen treat as the signature sip. (Pro tip: Leave out the vodka, grenadine and curaçao for a nonalcoholic option.)