"A Sweet Salute to Our Brave Heroes," First for Women, May 16, 2016
“A Sweet Salute to Our Brave Heroes,” First for Women, May 16, 2016

As you head into the long weekend, use these no-fail fetes to enjoy family and friends, and to honor the red, white, and blue. Put your outdoor entertaining skills to test with Southern Living’s 7 easy steps for throwing a porch party, swap out the standard BBQ menu for a summer shrimp boil, or take a stab at a patriotic cake, tiered high with strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream, that is guaranteed to put every other item on the dessert table to shame.

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