Independence Day: Celebrating our American Pride - WishBox

Independence Day: Celebrating our American Pride

Posted on July 01, 2015

Happy Independence Day!

The 4th of July is a celebrated American holiday full of fun and festivities! This day each year we spend time with our friends and family grilling out and having a BBQ while enjoying the warm July weather by the pool or on the patio!  Independence Day as it is formally called, historically celebrates our freedom from Ol’ King George’s rule, but now-a-days it’s a simple excuse for us Americans to impress our neighbors and friends with our newly perfected  BBQ skills and at night, gather to watch an amazing spectacle of fireworks!  The 4th of July isn't the only day we bust out our grills and feast with our friends, but it is a day unlike any other where we go all-out to express our American pride, and what better way than grilling out!  

We’d like to share with you the tools and tricks it takes to have this kind of celebration that will keep people talking for a whole year!

Bring on the Heat

No ordinary grill is going to be equipped to handle what it takes to to feed the frenzy of family and friends ahead, so take a look at the Old Smokey grills (especially the Jumbo Old Smokey Charcoal #22, now on sale!)  that have the durability and are light weight to tug to any gathering!

Name that Drink

With the energetic nature of everyone around on the 4th, picking up and setting down your drinks, nothing makes life easier (especially for the host) than an easy clean-up.  Etch-it Cups have a surface for you to easily personalize your cup so you don’t have to be the one to blame for using all of them at the party or accidentally stealing one from a friend. 

Full from Flavor

Arguably, the most important part of a celebration is the food.  To make sure your food is packed with flavor we have tested out some of the best barbeque sauces and rubs to guarantee everyone will be coming back for more!  Smokin’ Cole’s original BBQ sauce, our variety of Outdoor Cedar Grilling Planks, and Willie’s Hog Dust offer delicious solutions to adding a savory flavor to your meat!

D'oeuvres and Drinks

Bittermilk offers the greatest solution to your thirst and desire for a tasty cocktail on a holiday weekend.  A variety of mixers from Bittermilk are available to please all of your guests. Set them on the bar to mix with your favorite spirits!

Slawsa breaks the mold of modern condiments, boldly creating a whole new category of food, and standing alone in its realm of flavor. A delicious cross between a slaw and a salsa and far healthier than other toppers, Slawsa is more versatile and a must-have for your holiday celebration!  Gotta have a delicious dip to get the party started!

After a long day in the sun grilling out and spending time playing bocce, catching up with friends, and drinking away the day, the night sky fills up with a magnificent show of lights to celebrate a time of camaraderie and relaxation with the best of friends.  By now your stomach is full and your ready for a snooze to prepare for the next year of festivities!

Happy Independence Day!  We hope you can gather some ideas for your next big celebration and have been able to learn a little bit about the American holiday that is all about good spirits and national pride!

Thank you for shopping American Made!


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