06:22 PM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 07/06/2012 03:00PM
It isn't a party in the U.S.A. without a few fireworks – and a star-spangled cocktail.
And since July 4 fell midweek, the "party like it's 1776" must happen over the weekend. Try this patriotic take on the classic Cosmo while beating the heat!
Originally posted 07/05/2012 02:55PM
Tori Spelling tried to make being stuck in a wheelchair festive for her July 4th.
The Home Sweet Hollywood star, 39, was photographed Wednesday wearing a large, thick bandage on her right foot to complement her patriotic bikini top and shorts.
With her youngest child, 9-month-old Hattie – also dressed festively for the occasion – on her lap, the expectant mom looks less than completely comfortable while "lounging" by the pool.
Originally posted 07/05/2012 09:40AM
She's been working hard and traveling the country in her latest role as X Factor judge – but on July 4th, Britney Spears enjoyed some much-needed R&R.
The singer decamped to Hawaii for a vacation with fiancé Jason Trawick and her boys, Preston, 6, and Jayden, 5.
"Happy 4th of July from the Aloha State," she Tweeted early Thursday morning, along with the sweet family photo.
Spears, 30, has also been documenting her travels with her fellow X Factor judges. She recently Tweeted a fun picture of her with L.A. Reid, writing, "We become a little more BFF every single day..."
Originally posted 07/04/2012 12:25PM
Sure, watermelon and cantaloupe are the perfect plate-companions to your favorite July 4th barbecue dishes.
Burgers aside, try pairing your melons with wine.
Brooke Parkhurst and James Briscione, the husband-wife duo behind newlywed kitchen guide Just Married and Cooking, share a recipe for what they tell PEOPLE is "the ultimate picnic crowd-pleaser."
Originally posted 07/03/2012 05:50PM
Oh, say can you … swill, a patriotic cocktail? Whether celebrating independence eve tonight or kicking off Wednesday's July Fourth festivities, try this spirited, refreshing drink.
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