KUSA - 9NEWS brought in some design experts who told us how to decorate and entertain for the patriotic holiday.
This summer is all about the three "C's": Colorful, comfortable and casual dining.
Yummy cheeses and drink mixes are really popular for July 4th parties.
To build the perfect picnic, make sure it's full of cheese and bread to snack on.
Last-minute decorations can be found anywhere, but one popular design is lanterns.
As for imbibing fun, try to make a Martini Rosso. To make this cocktail, simply mix Absolut Raspberri, Malibu Rum, hand-squeezed lime juice and serve it topped with a splash of Barbera d'Asti. This particular cocktail is served often at the Brio Tuscan Grille for $9.
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