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4th of July Recipes and Menus

Father's Day Menu Ideas

11 Fun and Festive 4th of July Party Recipes and Menu Ideas

The days are long, hot, and lazy, and the 4th of July is the perfect day to get the gang together for a 4th of July Party.

This is a collection of 11 menus that are perfect for your 4th of July Party with some of the best ever 4th of July party recipes.

It’s time to fire up the grill, sip a cocktail, and enjoy good food and good company. Update your 4th of July menu with these party-perfect 4th of July menus.

4th of July Barbecue

How to Throw a 4th of July Barbecue

MIX & MATCH MENU
Throw a patriotic Red, White and Blue 4th of July Barbecue.
15 Recipes to mix and match to create the perfect patriotic Independence Day Barbecue.

4th of July Barbecue

Make your own Burger Bar

MIX & MATCH MENU

Nothing says summer like burgers on the grill.  Everyone loves a good burger and if your family is anything like mine – everyone has their favorite way to top a burger.

The make your own burger bar party is super easy and stress-free.

Simply make a bunch of burger patties, grill them up, then set out a variety of toppings.

Step back and watch as everyone builds their very own burger creation.

Serve with blue cheese potato chips and a grilled corn topping station for the ultimate make your own burger party.

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Simple Summer Cocktail Recipes

Mango Margarita Recipe

Mango Margarita Recipe

Mango Margaritas are the perfect Cinco de Mayo cocktail for your celebration. This is the perfect twist on the classic Margarita.

Mango Margaritas are the perfect Cinco de Mayo cocktail for your celebration. This is the perfect twist on the classic Margarita.  Let's get this party started! via @mermaidsandmojitos
How to make Irish Coffee

How to make Irish Coffee

Learn how to make Irish Coffee
An Irish coffee cocktail is a mixture of brown sugar-sweetened coffee, Irish whiskey, and topped with whipped cream.
This is so easy to make and prepare to feel pampered and enveloped by this warm coffee cocktail. 

Learn how to make Irish Coffee
An Irish coffee cocktail is a mixture of brown sugar-sweetened coffee, Irish whiskey, and topped with whipped cream.

This is so easy to make and prepare to feel pampered and enveloped by this warm coffee cocktail.  via @mermaidsandmojitos
Dracula Martini Recipe | Dra-Kahlúa

Dracula Martini Recipe | Dra-Kahlúa

Dracula Martini Recipe | Dra-Kahlúa. A scary good Halloween or Fall martini made with Kahlúa and cognac. This is sure to be a favorite.

Dracula Martini Recipe | Dra-Kahlúa via @mermaidsandmojitos
Mediterranean Crudités and Tapas

Mediterranean Crudités and Tapas

Learn how to make a Mediterranean Crudités and Tapas platter. Beautiful, tasty and a satisfying appetizer that will wow guests.

Mediterranean Crudités and Tapas via @mermaidsandmojitos
Put the Lime in The Coconut Cocktail

Put the Lime in The Coconut Cocktail

Put the Lime in The Coconut Cocktail is the perfect summer poolside sipper. Filled with yummy coconut vodka, pineapple, and blue curacao for the most amazing turquoise blue color.

Put the Lime in The Coconut Cocktail via @mermaidsandmojitos
Root Beer Bourbon Ice Cream Float

Root Beer Bourbon Ice Cream Float

Try a Root Beer Bourbon Ice Cream Floats, the flavors of this childhood favorite gets an adult makeover for this frosty, creamy grownup cocktail.

Root Beer Bourbon Ice Cream Float via @mermaidsandmojitos
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Chief Mermaid & Mojito Maker

This is me hangin’ out on the boat – it’s an absolutely gorgeous day in the Florida Keys – doing what wannabe mermaids do best…splashing in the waves + soaking up the sun. Life’s amazing.

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33 Ideas for the Perfect Romantic Valentine’s Day

33 Ideas for the Perfect Romantic Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, forget the roses think outside the (chocolate) box and do something different for the perfect romantic Valentine’s Day. My husband and I were never big fans of Valentine’s Day but once my husband and I started getting creative now we love it. It’s become kind of a game that now for Valentine’s Day, birthday’s, anniversaries and any special occasion we now try to come up with creative ideas, instead of just reaching for the phone and making a reservation.

33 Ideas for the Perfect Romantic Valentine’s Day via @mermaidsandmojitos
Beginners Fitness Plan – 5 Simple Steps

Beginners Fitness Plan – 5 Simple Steps

Beginners Fitness Plan – 5 Simple Steps. Try this Fun and Easy Beginners Fast Start Fitness Plan to jumpstart your weight loss plan, feel better or just get your body moving and feeling healthy.

Beginners Fitness Plan – 5 Simple Steps via @mermaidsandmojitos
17 Simple Happiness Hacks

17 Simple Happiness Hacks

15 Simple Happiness Hacks. Simple things you can do right now to be happier in this moment no matter what is happening in your life.

17 Simple Happiness Hacks via @mermaidsandmojitos
Secret Hacks to Keep Bugs Away Outdoors

Secret Hacks to Keep Bugs Away Outdoors

Want a Bug-free Backyard? Try these Secret Hacks to Keep Bugs Away Outdoors. Your next backyard barbecue is guaranteed to be bug-free. Your guests will thank you.

Secret Hacks to Keep Bugs Away Outdoors via @mermaidsandmojitos
Make Your Own Essential Oil Bug Repellent

Make Your Own Essential Oil Bug Repellent

Make Your Own Essential Oil Bug Repellent. No more dangerous chemicals, sticky sprays, and stinky bug spray. Try one of these recipes for Essential Oil Bug Repellent.

Make Your Own Essential Oil Bug Repellent via @mermaidsandmojitos
How to Clean a Boat Hull – the Easy Way

How to Clean a Boat Hull – the Easy Way

Learn how to clean a boat hull – the easy way. Here in Florida, our boats are always exposed to the elements and to keep it looking great you’ll need an easy way to clean the hull. If you leave your boat in for a couple of days you’ll notice it has a ring around the hull at the waterline. Here’s an easy way to clean the hull and remove that waterline.

How to Clean a Boat Hull – the Easy Way via @mermaidsandmojitos

Stress Free Party Ideas

Mango Margarita Recipe

Mango Margarita Recipe

Mango Margaritas are the perfect Cinco de Mayo cocktail for your celebration. This is the perfect twist on the classic Margarita.

Mango Margaritas are the perfect Cinco de Mayo cocktail for your celebration. This is the perfect twist on the classic Margarita.  Let's get this party started! via @mermaidsandmojitos
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How to Make the Best-ever Vegetarian Lasagna

How to Make the Best-ever Vegetarian Lasagna

Best-ever lasagna recipe + it’s vegetarian! Filled with eggplant, portobellos, spinach, sundried tomatoes, layers of creamy ricotta and mascarpone cheese and red sauce. Rich and decadent comfort food the whole family will love. Best lasagna ever!

Best-ever lasagna recipe + it's vegetarian! Filled with eggplant, portobellos, spinach, sundried tomatoes, layers of creamy ricotta and mascarpone cheese and red sauce.  Best Lasagna ever!
Rich and decadent comfort food the whole family will love! via @mermaidsandmojitos
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Simple Easter Recipes

Simple Easter Recipes

Simple, Stress-free recipes for a laid back low-key Easter. Kick back and make this year’s celebration simple and easy.

Simple and Easy Easter recipes via @mermaidsandmojitos
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