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Get creative for your 4th of July party by adding an Americana Hot Dog Stand. This hot dog cart idea can easily be used for birthday parties, weddings, or fun summer parties! Get the details below on how to create your own DIY Hot Dog Stand.

Get creative for your 4th of July party by adding an Americana Hot Dog Stand. This hot dog cart idea can easily be used for birthday parties, weddings, or fun summer parties! Get the details on the blog on how to create your own DIY Hot Dog Stand.

Americana DIY Hot Dog Stand

Where is this summer going…already? It seems as if we just celebrated Memorial Day weekend, and now the Fourth of July is just around the corner. And with the Fourth, comes all things Americana. When you think of classic American food, hot dogs, ketchup, and mustard are part of this comprehensive list. And not just any ketchup and mustard, but French’s® Classic Yellow Mustard, a staple in households dating back to 1904. “Served with hot dogs, it was love at first bite!”

Americana DIY Hot Dog Stand

One thing I love about French’s Classic Mustard is it’s 100% natural. I’m all for worry free food, and French’s products provide that with their natural ingredients, free of gluten, and no artificial flavors. 

Americana Hot Dog Stand

French’s® Tomato Ketchup also has a great flavor and free of high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, gluten, and artificial flavors & colors. 

Americana DIY Hot Dog Stand

There are so many ways to eat a hot dog, but I love just a hot dog with ketchup and mustard. And maybe a few onions. With the Fourth of July coming up, I knew it would be a fun idea to create an Americana Hot Dog stand. Today I’m going to share with you how I put this DIY Hot Dog Stand together, and give tips on how you can recreate this look.

Americana DIY Hot Dog Stand

Can we talk about how CUTE this cart is? I was shopping at one of my favorite places in town for shabby chic and vintage items and came across this cart. As soon as I saw it, I was like, “Oh, I have to have it!” This cart will have several purposes, but today it’s carting around everything you need for a hot dog stand. 

Americana DIY Hot Dog Stand

No worries if you can’t find something as cool as like this. You could easily use a bar cart, side table or kid’s table to set up your hot dog station. The most important part is to have the necessary ingredients. 

You will need:

  • hot dogs
  • hot dog buns
  • chopped onions
  • relish
  • French’s® Classic Yellow Mustard
  • French’s® Tomato Ketchup
  • French’s® Honey Mustard {optional}
  • French’s® Spicy Brown Mustard {optional}
  • paper products for hot dogs
  • beverage
  • assorted accessories
  • assorted red, white and blue decorations
  • sweet treats

For my assorted accessories, I picked up red, white, and blue items from the dollar store. You don’t need to splurge on the accessories. Many stores have dollar sections with patriotic items. I also added a gumball machine, which the boys loved. 

How to make your own hot dog stand

Keeping with the Americana theme, I added a few red, white, and blue decorations picked up from a craft store. The red and white checkered baskets also came from a craft store. Most stores have a ton of red, white, and blue items out, so you should not have a problem finding them! 

How to make your own hot dog stand

Once you have all of your items, it’s just a matter of strategically placing them on your hot dog stand. Of course, you want the hot dogs, buns, and condiments to be the focus.

How to make your own hot dog stand

I also added a chalkboard off to the side and wrote “hot dogs .50 cents” on it. If you don’t have a chalkboard sign, you can skip this option, or use a white cardboard sign. 

Americana DIY Hot Dog Stand

At the bottom of the cart, I added additional condiments, mini cupcakes, paper products, and a few patriotic accessories. I love how this all came together!  

Americana DIY Hot Dog Stand-5

The boys, especially Zayd’n enjoyed the hot dogs, frozen cherry limeade, and sweet treats. This would be a fun addition to any Fourth of July party or even an idea for a birthday party! 

Americana DIY Hot Dog Stand-5

Zayd’n dubbed himself the “hot dog man” and made hot dogs for everyone. 

Americana DIY Hot Dog Stand

Americana DIY Hot Dog Stand

Kids and adults will love this idea! Plus, it’s pretty simple to put together. 

Americana DIY Hot Dog Stand

The “hot dog man” at work! 

Frozen Cherry Limeade recipe

The Frozen Cherry Limeade was also a big hit with the boys. And of course, I had to put them into mason glasses since that’s also a staple in all things Americana. I picked them up from Tuesday Morning (home decor store). 

Frozen Cherry Limeade recipe

Frozen Cherry Limeade recipe

Frozen Cherry Limeade recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of frozen limeade ( I let it thaw out for 5 minutes)
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 8 oz of lemon-lime soda
  • 5 oz of cherry limeade ( I used a store-bought option, but you could make this yourself by finding recipes on Pinterest)
  • 4 oz of the juice from a jar of maraschino cherries 
  • sliced limes
  • a handful of maraschino cherries

Directions:

  1. Mix the lemon-lime soda, cherry limeade, and cherry juice into a cocktail shaker and shake for about 15 seconds. 
  2. Add these ingredients, along with the frozen limeade, cherries, and ice into a blender. I set it on the crush option and blended for about 30-60 seconds. 
  3. Pour into mason glasses or something similar. 
  4. Add a few maraschino cherries and sliced limes. 
  5. Serve. 

*because you are using one can of limeade, you may want to adjust the taste (making sure it’s not too tart) by adding a little more cherry limeade or lemon-lime soda. 

DIY Hot Dog Station

And we’re done! See, pretty easy to put together, right?

Other patriotic recipe ideas to consider for your hot dog stand:

Get more recipe ideas for your party by heading over to French’s website, and their Facebook page. 

We love to entertain, and I can’t wait to set this up for upcoming parties. What are some of your favorite ways to decorate for a holiday or party? What’s your favorite way to eat a hot dog? Drop me a line below and let me know! 

And, be sure to pin this to your Pinterest board! 

Get creative for your 4th of July party by adding an Americana Hot Dog Stand. This hot dog cart idea can easily be used for birthday parties, weddings, or fun summer parties! Get the details on the blog on how to create your own DIY Hot Dog Stand.

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