Plan a fun and festive Fourth of July feast with these delicious and patriotic recipes. Whether you want to spark it up with a patriotic cheese board and party mix, or feed a crowd with a hot dog board, you’re sure to find some great inspiration for a fabulous Fourth of July celebration.

Patriotic party mix, American Flag cheese tray, Sparkling Sweet Tea Sangria, and Fourth of July Star Cookies

4th of July is one of our favorite holidays! It’s all about celebrating our freedom with family, friends and great food. From the moment we wake up until the last firework blasts off, we’re feasting on a fantastic spread of fun and festive food.

I’m so excited to share this round-up of our favorite 4th of July recipes and creative meal ideas with you in hopes that you’re inspired to make some of them for your celebration.

Let’s start with my favorite way to serve a snack or meal to a crowd…on a board, of course! These festive boards will have your crowd ooh-ing and aah-ing like they do for the finale of the big fireworks show!

American Flag Cheese Snack Tray

This American Flag Cheese Tray is such a fabulous way to serve snacks at your 4th of July celebration! Creating the flag shape with all red, white and blue foods is easy and turns into a stunning patriotic platter. All of the details on how to build this board and several other holiday boards can also be found in my Beautiful Boards cookbook.

American Flag Snack Tray by The BakerMama

American Flag Caprese Salad

This American Flag Caprese Salad is as delicious as it is patriotic! Topped with a Blueberry Balsamic Drizzle and served with toasted baguette, it makes a perfectly-fresh and festive summer dish!

American Flag Caprese Salad by The BakerMama

American Flag Hot Dog Board

This American flag shaped Hot Dog Flag Board is such an easy way to serve a patriotic themed meal on the 4th of July that is sure to wow your crowd!

Hot Dog Flag Board by The BakerMama

Fourth of July Coleslaw

Add instant fireworks to your 4th of July cookout with this Star-Spangled Fourth of July Coleslaw. Bright red strawberries, fresh blueberries, white almond slivers and salty feta cheese make this slaw a flavorful and patriotic side dish.

Star Spangled Slaw by The BakerMama

American Flag Fruit Pizza

Celebrate the Fourth of July in sweet style with an American Flag Fruit Pizza! A sheet pan sized sugar cookie topped with rich cream cheese frosting and decorated with fresh berries and cookie stars. The Stars and Stripes have never tasted so good!

A rimmed cookie sheet with a large sugar cookie frosted and decorated like an American Flag using sliced strawberries, fresh blueberries and star cookies.

Star-Spangled Sweets Board

Another super simple board idea for your 4th of July festivities is a Star-Spangled Sweets Board! Most grocery stores have a great selection of red, white and blue goodies in their bakery or seasonal section around the 4th of July that you can easily build this board with. Everyone will love it!

Star-Spangled Sweets Board by The BakerMama

American Flag Pancake Board

An American Flag Pancake Board is such a simple and festive way to start a patriotic holiday!

Pancake Flag Board by The BakerMama

Patriotic Party Mix

What is a party without a party mix?! A perfect sweet and slightly salty treat with red, white and blue sprinkles and candies. This Patriotic Party Mix is a must make for all your summer holiday celebrations!

Patriotic Party Mix

Star Spangled Fourth of July S’mores Tray

What’s red, white, and blue and oh-so yummy? This Star Spangled Fourth of July S’mores Tray! The perfect finale to your Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or Labor Day celebration that everyone will love!

Star Spangled S'mores Tray by The BakerMama

American Flag Pie

Now here’s a pie for the 4th of July! 🇺🇸😍 This American Flag inspired pie is as delicious as it is easy to create!

American Flag Pie by The BakerMama

4th of July Star Cookies

These super easy, festive and tasty star cookies would be the perfect addition to your 4th of July feast!

Star shaped shortbread cookies with strawberry slices and blueberries in the center.

The Ultimate Summer Cookout Spread

Make entertaining outdoors a breeze with The Ultimate Summer Cookout Spread. With build-your-own hot dogs and burgers, as well as satisfying sides and a sweet treat, it’s an easy and delicious menu that’s sure to please everyone!

The Ultimate Summer Cookout Spread by The BakerMama

Patriotic Pancakes

Add a little red, white and blue to your breakfast with these fruity, fluffy Patriotic Buttermilk Pancakes! Such a festive way to start the day!

Patriotic Buttermilk Pancakes

Patriotic Breakfast Parfaits

Festive red, white and blue layers of fruit, yogurt and granola make these Patriotic Breakfast Parfaits a healthy way to start the holiday!

Patriotic Breakfast Parfaits

3-Ingredient Patriotic Fruit Pops

These easy 3-Ingredient Patriotic Fruit Pops are a delicious and refreshing way to cool off at your 4th of July celebration. The strawberry, banana and blueberry layers are patriot perfection!

3-Ingredient Patriotic Fruit Pops

Sparkling Sweet Tea Sangria

Sparkling Sweet Tea Sangria is a refreshing summer cocktail that’s perfect for sipping on the patio, poolside or at a picnic. It’s easily made with sweet tea, sparkling wine, orange liqueur and fresh berries. The star-spangled fruit kabobs give each glass a fun and festive touch!

Sparkling Sweet Tea Sangria

There you have them, friends! Our favorite fun and festive recipes to enjoy while celebrating the 4th of July! Here’s to a safe, fun and delicious holiday!

If you make any of these Fun and Festive 4th of July Recipes, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see and others can be inspired. ???? I love seeing you make and enjoy the recipes and ideas I share.


About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of her best-selling Beautiful Boards, Spectacular Spreads and Brilliant Bites cookbooks. She started blogging in 2012 and features hundreds of original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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