The 4th of July is the celebration of our independence, in the form of: fireworks, food and friends. We sought out our best summer-inspired party recipes to make for the big day. Nothing says summer more than a grill party complete with shellfish and fresh corn. Our grilled clams with herbed butter, soy-dipped grilled cheese and grilled corn crostinis are a LEAF party favorite. They’re low-maintenance, light and fresh. Adding on, finger food is a MUST! Whether you’re bringing it over to someone elses house or having the party at yours, grab n’ go food is essential. We love the healthier version of popcorn: roasted chick peas, classic guacamole with chips and of course spiced up watermelon. Make all of these coupled with a few cases of beer and we can guarantee your party will be a hit. Watch the video recipes in the playlist above or scroll down for more details!