Festive Food Ideas for the Fourth of July

posted: 06/30/16
by: Amanda Mushro

Kick off your 4th of July celebration with festive and patriotic drinks, delicious bites, and desserts. These stars and stripes inspired foods will wow your guests, but are surprisingly easy to make.

Don't just serve regular hot dogs to your kids, try these easy and festive firecracker hot dogs from Handmade in the Heartland.

This sparkling red, white, and blue sangria from Gimmie Some Oven looks almost too pretty to drink. Almost!

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How about a fresh and festive fruit salsa for your 4th of July BBQ? Here's a blueberry, strawberry & jicama salsa from Two Peas and Their Pod.

blueberry strawberry jicama salsa

This delicious appetizer from Ambitious Kitchen is a perfect bite sized red, white and blue snack.

summer berry

Even these deviled eggs are looking patriotic. Check out the recipe from MomDot.

deviled eggs

This All American Cake has a hidden flag surprise inside. Find out how to make it at I Wash You Dry.


Because everything is yummier in a mason jar, here's a red, white, and blue triffle from Boulder Locavore.


Even your potato salad can be festive for the 4th. Here's Proud Italian Cook's red, white and blue potato salad.



What's better than ice cream on a hot summer day? These patriotic ice cream cones from Noble Pig

ice cream cones


If you're serving pizza on the 4th of July, it needs to be a flag pizza. My Judy the Foodie has the step by step directions.

flag pizza