Hostess with the Mostess - 4th of July edition

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Happy Monday! What a great weekend with my cousin, I always enjoy hanging out with her and we just have the best time. Friday night when I landed, we went to a food truck fest called Moveable Feast. Only at a food truck can you have a Cuban sandwich along with a deep-fried tofu steamed bun and an ice cream sandwich with mango ice cream.

Saturday we headed up to SF, which we tend to do when I came into town. We went to unique SF, which was a diy vendor market. Tons of great and creative jewelry, plus free food samples and even drinks. I saw a cute tinted lip balm by a company of two sisters' who live about 20 minutes from me. I say gotta support your local folks. After browsing around unique SF for like 3 hours we headed to a high-end retail store called Jeremy's who was having a ridiculously low-priced sale. Finally, we headed back to San Jose but on our way to get back to the freeway, we drove past another food truck fest. We said, "dinner!" This time having Indian food and mac and cheese topped with pulled pork, yummy!
Sunday we went to a farmer's market, did a bit of shopping and then took a 2 hour hike.
Ok that was my weekend, how was yours?

For the next installment of the Hostess with the Mostess, it is only fit that I focus on 4th of July today.
If you haven't quite figured out your 4th of July drinks, appetizers, main course and dessert, here are a few ideas for you.

Drinks



Appetizers











Main Course

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Desserts











Here you go, a few ideas for your 4th of July bbq. Tomorrow, the hometown dates on the Bachelorette, stay tuned!

20 comments:

Regina of Live Delightfully said...

Love those ideas! :) Happy Monday to you too!

Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

All of that looks amazing!!!!!

Samantha said...

These are so great! I love the sprinkle-dipped pretzels. I think i'm doing white-chocolate dipped strawberries and blue sprinkles for our get-together on the 4th!

Can't wait for your Bachelorette re-cap!

Allison said...

Love these 4th of July ideas! The dipped pretzels look so easy and just so cute. Thanks for sharing.

CALLIE said...

I already have plans to make the cake topped with fruit flag or the watermelon, blueberry, cheese flag tray!!! I CANNOT FREAKIN WAIT!!!

Jamie said...

Your weekend sounded like such a blast!!! I have yet to try a food truck and it is definitely one of my summer goals. I'm dying to make a scrumptious patriotic themed dessert, and have definitely pinned a couple of your ideas up there. We are going to the beach all day, so what ever I make has to be packed and ready to go.

Lauren said...

great ideas! those drink ideas look so delicious & refreshing!

Alexa said...

Sounds like a great weekend Meg...that mac n cheese and pulled pork sounds pretty amazing.

agalandherdog said...

Great ideas!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Meg you are definitely the hostess with the mostess!!! Those wrapped hot dogs are precious (and I never though hot dogs could be "precious" LOL)

Kira said...

That diy vendor market sounds so fun!

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

I love all these things - they are such great ideas!! The drinks sound soooo yummy!

Sierra Penrod said...

I'm scared that when I finally have a house of my own and can do this kind of entertaining, all of these things will be totally out of style. Keep your fingers crossed that I can get out of my apartment and into the entertainment world soon.

--Thanks for these cute ideas. Pinning ALL of them.

Casey @ Classic with a Pop said...

That all looks SO good! Yesterday, I muddled strawberries, blueberries, and mint and topped with sparkling water - seriously, new fav. summer drink. And like, 5 calories, tops!

The Pink Growl said...

All of this looks amazing!

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

Soo cute! Love the simplicity of the watermelon, cheese and blueberry flag.

Shannon said...

Oh, I love that red, white and blue drink! Too cute.

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Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

All these pictures are amazing!! Those drinks looks so delicious!!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

I'll take one of each! Yummy pics. BTW I have always wanted to eat out of a food truck!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Looks like the perfect event!