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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
An American Flag Pancake Board is such a simple and festive way to start a patriotic holiday!
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!
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!
Now here’s a pie for the 4th of July! 🇺🇸😍 This American Flag inspired pie is as delicious as it is easy to create!
These super easy, festive and tasty star cookies would be the perfect addition to your 4th of July feast!
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!
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!
Festive red, white and blue layers of fruit, yogurt and granola make these Patriotic Breakfast Parfaits a healthy way to start the holiday!
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!
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!
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.