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Whatever the plans this holiday weekend, we appreciate you coming home to us at First Place Apartments.

Don’t forget you can reserve the social room for your parties and group functions.

Apartment dwellers have everything they need for a great holiday weekend, especially at First Place!  Did you know First Place has a BBQ grill on the pool patio for resident use?  We also have a social room for your get-togethers that aren’t apartment friendly.  Just stop by the leasing office today for information.

APARTMENT FRIENDLY COOKING FOR YOUR GATHERING

From desserts to hot dogs, you can still enjoy your favorite holiday food without the backyard deck set up.  Each luxury apartment at First Place has a fully-equipped kitchen that will be perfect for creating your celebration’s feast.

From desserts to hot dogs, you can still enjoy your favorite holiday food without the backyard deck set up.

Are you a resident of First Place?  Don’t forget there’s a BBQ grill on the pool patio for your use!

Fourth of July Recipes

Need recipe ideas? Try our five favorite “Apartment-Friendly Fourth of July Recipes,” below.

S'mores made in the oven?  Give me more!

S’mores made in the oven? Give me more!

Gem City S’mores

Gooey and sweet, s’mores are a classic treat famous for being prepared outside. However, this treat is just as delicious when cooked in the:

  • microwave for 3-5 minutes
  • oven at 400 degrees F for 10-15 minutes

Head over to the Dayton Nut & Candy Co. for some Friesinger’s Chocolate to add some local flavor to your sweets.  It’s a 5 minute drive from First Place or about a mile walk each way.

These piggies will fly off the plate!

These piggies will fly off the plate!

Flying Pigs in a Blanket

Oven-bake those dogs!  Wrap up some hotdogs in cheese and refrigerated dough for a classic dish known as pigs in a blanket. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees F.  Serve with your preferred condiments for a favorite among your guests of all ages!

Make sure you get your fresh fruit from 2nd Street Market!

Make sure you get your fresh fruit from 2nd Street Market!

First Place Fruit Pizza

Blueberry stars and strawberry stripes are the perfect way to celebrate Independence Day using Pillsbury’s Easy Fruit Pizza Recipe. Decorate using patriotic colored fruits and serve to friends and family.  Make sure you get your fresh produce from the 2nd Street Market!

Make them uniquely yours by using a non-traditional protein such as bison or rabbit from the 2nd Street Market.

Make them uniquely yours by using a non-traditional protein such as bison or rabbit from the 2nd Street Market.

2nd Street Sloppy Joes

Instead of burgers on the grill, mix things up with mouthwatering Sloppy Joe Sliders prepared in the crock pot using ingredients from the 2nd Street Market. Grab a pound of ground bison from Grassroots Bison Ranch and cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 3-4 hours.  Several shops sell seasonings for some great sloppy joes.  Try the Spice Rack & Bulk Foods booth or inquire at Maria’s Unique Foods.  Serve them on some fresh artisan buns from the Big Sky Bread or Rahn’s Artisan Breads.  They’ll be sure to impress!

dip GOOD

Fired Up First Place Dip

Kick off your celebration with a festive dip to keep friends and family at bay until the main feast is done cooking.  Fired Up First Place Dip is easy, delicious and will have everyone dunking into it for more. All you need is:

  • Two – 8 oz packages of cream cheese
  • Two – 1o oz cans of chicken or 3 cups of baked chicken
  • 1/2 – 1 cup on Red Hot Wing Sauce (depending on how spicy you want it)
  • 1 cup of blue cheese or ranch dressing
  • 3 oz of blue cheese crumbles
  • 2 cups cheddar or monetary jack cheese
  • season with garlic, onion powder, salt and pepper

Cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours. Then serve with chips, crackers or baguettes.

Whatever the plans this holiday weekend, we appreciate you coming home to us at First Place Apartments.  If you’re looking for your next home, give us a call and we’ll show you how luxurious apartment living can be.

About First Place Apartments

First Place Apartments are the premier luxury apartments in Downtown Dayton. Our luxurious amenities include a roof top pool, free parking, fitness center, and more. We are located in the heart of downtown, near Fifth Third Field, the Schuster Performing Arts Center, Riverscape and more. Contact us today to find out if we have any vacancies!

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