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Make the Most of your 4th of July Cookout

Make the Most of your 4th of July Cookout

Since the day our Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, July 4th had been a day of celebration. Fireworks, parades, and concerts have always been at the heart of those celebrations - and so has the most American of all things, the backyard cookout!

Hosting a Fourth of July barbecue gives many families something to look forward to every year. To help you make the most of your Independence Day cookout, Blue Rhino, America’s leading propane tank-exchange brand, is here to help you streamline the process so you can spend more time focusing on fun, instead of logistics.


Nail down the details!

  • Where your barbecue will be?
  • Who will be on the guest list?
  • What time does the celebration start?

What’s on the menu?

  • Ask your guests are bringing food and if anyone has dietary restrictions
  • Plan the menu. Here are some of our favorite go-to Fourth of July recipes:
    • Watermelon Granita

      Watermelon Granita

      This festive drink features one of summer’s favorite fruits and is sure to cool you off during a hot day. Complete with a mint garnish, you’ll be feeling refreshed in no time!
    • Patriotic Burger

      Patriotic Burger

      If red, white, and blue were a burger, this is it. This grilled deliciousness doesn’t hold back, complete with toppings like Blue Cheese, red onion, and Campari tomatoes!
    • Simple Potato Salad

      Simple Potato Salad

      You can always count on this summertime staple to make an appearance at your backyard BBQ. The addition of fresh dill brings this potato salad to the next level!
    • Flat Bread S’mores

      Flat Bread S’mores

      What’s a celebration without s’mores? This take on the classic summertime treat has a surprise ingredient you’ll love: salted caramel sauce.
  • Write out your ingredient list. Don't forget the condiments!

Source your supplies!

  • Get your grill ready ahead of time will make the day of easier. Here’s a guide on how to clean your gas grill
  • Upgrade your grilling accessories
  • Make sure you have a fresh Blue Rhino ready:
    • Home delivery can save you time by delivering a fresh Blue Rhino straight to your doorstep
    • Find a retailer that sells Blue Rhino propane near you

Make it fun!

  • Put up decorations like flags and banners
  • Play our Summer Grilling Playlist
  • Stock up on sparklers
  • Play yard games like cornhole, ladder golf, or ring toss!
  • Wear a patriotic outfit

Remember, the best party is one that you’re prepared for, and we are here to help you succeed! Share photos of your big bash on social media by using #RedWhiteAndBlueRhino.

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