This week there’s only one thing on our minds: Fourth of July celebrations. Whether your idea of the perfect Fourth is a picnic on the beach or a flag-themed craft table, our magazines have you covered. Use the Search function in your Next Issue app to find everything from indulgent desserts to kid-friendly party games, as well as those all-important barbecue recipes.


To kick-start your party planning, we’ve handpicked four of our favorite Independence Day ideas:

3 Cheers for the 4th of July! Celebrate the nation’s birthday with star-spangled treats, crafts and party ideas. From Family Fun, June/July 2015.

The Thrill of the Grill Forget rubs and marinades. The new ‘cue is fast, fresh and full of fabulous flavors. Just grill, then finish with an easy, no-cook sauce or topping for instant BBQ glory. From Châtelaine, June 2014.

Red, White & View Entertaining guru Peter Callahan’s recipe for a toes-in-the-sand July 4th picnic is a total blast. From Coastal Living, July/August 2015.

All of the Berries From blueberries to huckleberries, we know just what to do with the season’s berry bounty. From Bon Appétit, July 2015.

Our Fourth of July Pinterest board has even more recipes (lobster roll cones, anyone?) and tips for stress-free entertaining. Find it here, and get inspired by all things red, white and blue.