The 4th of July is coming up, Stalkers! If you're looking to celebrate with more than just sparklers and fireworks, why not plan the perfect patriotic menu of special 4th July foods? Spend the holidays with friends, family, and loved ones. Head to a party or throw a barbecue of your own. Take off to the beach, the lake, or a neighbor's pool. Whatever you do, you have to do it up right. You can even celebrate the holiday with fun, summer-ready foods – and we've got you covered there! These recipes for red, white and blue food are both delicious and patriotic, so you can easily put together a yummy 4th of July menu!
1. Patriotic 4th of July Cupcakes Recipe
You really can't go wrong with cupcakes! They're perfect for picnics and barbecues, too, since you can just pick them up and eat them as you walk around and mingle, watch the fireworks, or connect with your friends. They've even got their own wrapper! If you want to give your cupcakes patriotic flair and sensational flavor, this is the recipe for you!
2. Red, White and Blue Patriotic Punch
I love, love, love punch recipes! I especially love pretty punches that are fun to make and interesting to look at, just like this one! It totally celebrates the red, white and blue, and not only is it festive, but it will definitely quench everyone's thirst!
3. Patriotic Chex Mix
How cool is this? It's hard to improve on Chex mix because it's so delicious as it is, but this recipe does it! This 4th of July Chex mix is colorful, flavorful and unquestionably patriotic! You know what's also fantastic? You could make this for almost any event, just change up the color scheme.
4. Patriotic Smoothie Pops
Mmm, smoothies! I can't think of anything better on a hot July day. And again, once you know how to make these smoothie pops, you'll want to make them all the time, for all kinds of occasions. I love recipes you can easily adapt and change!
5. Patriotic Pretzel Snack Mix
If Chex mix isn't your thing but you still want to offer up a snack mix to everyone you're celebrating with, this is a delicious alternative! This another one you can change up just about anyway you want to, so that's great, too!
6. DIY 4th of July Treats
Technically, all of these treats and fun foods are DIY, but this video offers up three recipes in one! They're all pretty easy to make, and they're all perfect for just about any 4th of July celebration. Do you think you'll try one of these?
7. Red, White and Blue Quinoa Salad
What do you feed your vegan friends or your bestie who won't break her healthy, clean eating plan, even for 4th of July? Can't go wrong with a red, white and blue quinoa salad.
8. American Flag Jello Cakes
Even someone who is not a fan of jello will be unable to resist these wobbly little darlings. So cute, they're sure to be a hit with anyone. Such fun!
9. Red, White and Blue Trifle
Heaven! A trifle you can slice. Trifles look glorious until you dig that spoon in to serve and it all falls into the bowl and becomes a sloppy mess, unrecognizable from the dessert you so carefully layered. Problem solved with this one. Fabulous!
10. Easy 4th July Strawberries
You want to make a splash with your dessert but can't make the effort? Not an issue. These red, white and blue strawberries can be whipped up in no time and look fantastic.
11. American Flag Vegetable Tray Platter and Dill Dip
So it may not be as vivid as red, white and blue desserts but you can go savory in your quest for patriotic looking foods this Independence day. Looks great and is healthy too.
Sound off in the comments about your 4th of July plans! Let us know what you're up to – and what kind of food you're making!