The Fourth of July only comes once a year.  When it comes, you have to do it right!  If you're having people over, make sure you have this on your table.

You've invited some friends over.  The weather looks good.  You've got fireworks.  You have music.  The pool is open and you've spent all week cleaning it.  You're ready for a perfect fourth of July picnic...right?

Not so fast.  Do not overlook the food.

This year, make sure your grill has the right meats and the table is filled with all the right cold salads.  And don't forget drinks either.  It's great to have beer, but having a variety of things to choose from definitely makes for a better party.  If your friends offer to bring some dishes to pass, this year don't just say no right away.  Make sure you check this list to see if you have all your bases covered.

I was looking for suggestions from you for the perfect list of foods to have at your Fourth of July picnic, and you guys didn't disappoint.  You came up with a bunch of things that I never would have thought about.

What is on your list of foods that you absolutely have to have at a fourth of July picnic?  Mine is pretty simple...it's just about anything on the grill.  I love my mom's tuna macaroni salad, and some beers.  It never hurts to have some snacks to munch on throughout the day.  So dips like chicken wing dip, my wife's chili dip, and doritos are big too.

Have a great 4th of July weekend!  Enjoy it, and remember why we have it.

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