4th of July Hot Dog Bar

Category: 
Ideas

By: Kara Woolery of Lillian Hope Designs

Hi, friends! Kara here from Lillian Hope Designs, excited to share with you a fun 4th of July party idea. This year, try setting up a hot dog bar full of tons of toppings for your guests to enjoy.

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Summer is finally here – YAY! I love this time of year. Getting together for outdoor gatherings with friends and family is one of my favorite things. We love to set up tons of outdoor games, catch up, and of course eat delicious food. If you are hosting a 4th of July party, or any other summer get-together this year, then you have to try setting up a hot dog bar! It is incredibly easy and gives everyone plenty of options to create a meal they will love. I used as many disposable Chinet® Classic White plates and Chinet® Cut Crystal® products as I could for my hot dog bar. The less clean up the better – who's with me?!  

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The Chinet Cut Crystal 9 oz. cups are perfect for all of your hot dog bar toppings! The clear design allows for your guests to easily distinguish the different toppings and adds color to your spread. I recommend having everything set up and ready to go before your friends and family arrive, and using Chinet Cut Crystal cutlery for serving the toppings. Don’t forget to grill the hot dogs right before everyone is ready to eat. 

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No 4th of July party is complete with a patriotic punch! This patriotic sangria adds the perfect blend of red, white and blue to your 4th of July bash, and is super easy to make.

Patriotic Sangria

Ingredients: 

  • 1 bottle chilled white wine
  • 1 bottle chilled ginger ale
  • ½ cup chilled triple sec
  • 2 cups frozen pineapple juice
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Sliced strawberries

Directions:

Chill liquids before preparing. Pour two cups of pineapple juice into a gallon size plastic bag and freeze partially. Remove once it is slush. Cut your strawberries into halves or fourths. Mix your ginger ale, white wine and triple sec together. Add in your berries. Mix and refrigerate. Once you are ready to serve, add in your frozen pineapple juice. 

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With this setup, everyone can create their very own unique hot dog. You could also add in some grilled fruit, like pineapple, as hot dog bar toppings.

You can set up your hot dog bar using red, white and blue for a 4th of July party, or any other theme you want for a fun summer gathering. What are your plans for the 4th of July? Share how you're celebrating with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #MyChinetParty!

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And for more entertaining ideas from Kara check out her blog, Lillian Hope Designs, and these posts on MyChinet.com:

Kara is the founder and creative spark behind Lillian Hope Designs. She was born and raised in Oklahoma, and has always had a passion for the creative things in life. After dabbling in a few things she soon realized that her true passion was designing parties of all types. Kara decided to take a leap of faith and start Lillian Hope Designs in 2012; which was named after her daughter who has been her motivation and driving force for starting this business. She started blogging in 2015, and has since started doing party and product styling for brands.