Fizzy, Fruity Ice-cream Floats: Let guests pour their favorite fruit-flavored soft drinks (such as grape, lime, or black cherry) over scoops of vanilla ice cream. Striped straws add a retro touch (greenpartygoods.com or jackandlulu.com).
Photo: Jennifer Davick, Prop Styling: Amy Burke, Food Styling: Marian Cooper Cairns
Easy Fourth of July Feast
Seeking freedom from party stress? Pledge allegiance to this no-fail festive menu, with liberty and potato salad for all