12-American-Diner

5 essentials you need to throw an American diner-style 4th July party

Celebrate American Independence Day 2015 this Saturday with red, white and blue cookware pieces that look cool in any kitchen.

Star-spangled style

Corn dogs, mac ‘n’ cheese, pancakes with bacon and syrup – no wonder we love the American way of doing things. And channelling that 50s US diner look at home couldn’t be easier – simply opt for stylish pieces with a playful edge.

Falcon dishes

Retro chic

Blue and white enamel serveware has a cool but kitsch feel that has never gone out of style. These Falconware rectangular and round enamel pie dishes, both £3 are perfect for popcorn, but you’ll also be able to use them throughout the rest of the year for serving up crisps, olives, tapas or, of course, pies. Don’t forget to check out the lidded option too.

Griddle pan

Order’s ready

Good service is top priority in the US, so serve up your ‘land of the free’ feast in style on a cast iron griddle pan, £25. Also available in red, it’s made from real cast iron so it will stand the test of time and can handle anything from corn on the cobs to giant steaks.

Mini round casserole dish

The big cheese

No US-themed event is complete without mac ‘n’ cheese, so make sure you give the golden gooey goodness the attention it deserves by serving in this mini round casserole dish, £20. This petite pot look is bang on-trend, and because it’s made from cast iron, you can put it straight in the oven and cook individual pies, soufflés and stews.

Metal chip basket

You want fries with that?

Of course you do. Serve them in this metal chip basket, £3 for a cute way to emulate diner style. If fried food isn’t on the menu, it’s a fun way to serve any kind of party nibbles.

Soda glass and retro straws

Finishing touches

To top it off, simply serve up some homemade milkshake and serve it in this durable, stylish soda glass, £1.50 and pop a retro straw, £3 in.

To revamp your cookware collection, check out your nearest Sainsbury’s stockist now.