Fortunately Saturday’s weather was idyllic for the annual BuzzFeed Fourth of July Beach Party in Amagansett, East Hampton. Two bustling beach bars and long staggered red and white star clad tables, lined with white wooden seats and topped with pretty blue flowers; transformed the beach into the perfect patriotic party.
400 happy guests enjoyed a balmy evening by the water, sipping fruit punch and feasting on delicious selections from the two enormous beach barbecue buffets, of which included Grilled Quinoa Burgers with Caramelized Peppers and Chipotle BBQ Sauce; Grass Fed Angus Burgers; Jerk Pepper Shrimp on Sugar Cane Sticks; Organic Chicken Sausage; Slow Roasted Brisket of Beef with Spicy Relish BBQ Sauce; Vegan Black Bean Fritters with Summer Salsa; and a variety of succulent sides and salads such as Grilled Corn “off the cob” and a Buckwheat Salad with Grilled Peaches, Cherry Tomato and a Sherry Vinaigrette.
The Ice Cream bar with its medley of house-made ice creams, sorbets, toppings and choice of mix-ins was definitely a fun summery highlight with long queues of kids and adults forming all evening.
Of course, a Fourth of July celebration is never complete without a splendid show of fireworks, and what a show it was!