Celebrate all things patriotic with a red, white and blue color scheme, star decorations, a bonfire, country music and domestic brews. Elevate the sophistication level with elegent floral arrangements, freshly crafted signature cocktails and impressive stemware. And of course, don't forget to tell guests to dress to impress—this isn't your typical backyard cookout.
ALTERNATIVE THEMES: Tailgate
Throw your event in a venue that has all the space and bar necessities you might need.
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.
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.)