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The country is getting ready to celebrate the Fourth of July. For some, it’s a time to remember the birth of our nation. But let’s face it, for Black folks, it’s more about a day off and the perfect excuse to get together with family and friends to eat and drink.

Before your guests arrive, make sure you have everything you need to keep the party going – at least until the fireworks start. To help you get started, we’ve made a list of things that are absolute musts for your holiday cookout.