Barbeques, carnivals, fireworks, and parades — nothing is more patriotically festive or emblematic of summer than July 4th, the raucous celebration of America’s independence. America’s most exuberant holiday is right around the corner, just in time to inaugurate energetic as Mood of Living’s mood of the month. July 4th is a day to bring out the beer, the grill, and – of course! – all things red, white, and blue.
We’ve put together our top July-4th-inspired products – a mix of most-loved past finds and favorite new ones, from Finn’s pave star studs to Crate & Barrel’s Coleman cooler. When it comes to food, whether you’re hosting a barbeque, attending a neighborhood potluck, or watching the fireworks with close family, we at Mood of Living have found some great recipes with a fresh look at classic July 4th meals. For the perfect summer experience, start off with some simple but satisfying grilled corn with mango-habanero butter, expand beyond basic barbeque fare with this pork tenderloin paired with a peach-cucumber salad, and end on a sweet note with a decadent red, white, and blueberry cheesecake tart.
Happy July 4th from the Mood of Living team! Comment or tweet us at @moodofliving with your July 4th plans or recipes.