Ultimate List of 200 Ideas for the 4th of July

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Planning on having a picnic or barbecue this summer for Memorial Day or Independence Day?  Here’s a huge list of almost 200 different ideas for your patriotic gathering!  Whether it’s food, activities, or decor, we’ve got everything you need to host the perfect 4th of July event!

Activities

Here are some of our favorite patriotic activity and DIY craft ideas.

DIY 4th of July Favors

Send your party guests home with these cute DIY 4th of July party favors.  Or, instead of making them yourself, you could have children at the event ake them for the guests.

Patriotic Flip Flops

These patriotic flip-flops are sure to be a hit with any age at your 4th of July BBQ or swim party – even teenagers will enjoy them!  You can order flip-flops for just $1 each at Dollar Tree.

Get the rest of these activities on our Patriotic Activities & DIY post.

Decor

Here are some of our favorite patriotic decor ideas.

 

Patriotic Denim and Burlap Placemats

What better way to celebrate all things red, white and blue than with an all-American cookout and patriotic no-sew denim and burlap placemats?

Patriotic Nautical Flags

Stars and stripes meet sand and surf with these patriotic nautical flags that are great for July 4th or all summer long!

Get the rest of these on our Patriotic Decor post.

Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Here are some of our favorite patriotic non-alcoholic drink ideas.

 

Patriotic Non Alcoholic Summer Drink

This festive non-alcoholic drink from Natural Beach Living combines Powerade, Minute Maid, and science for fun patriotic layers!  The density differences for each liquid allow the colors to remain separated.

Easy Homemade Berry Lemonade

This homemade berry lemonade has the rich red colors that are necessary for a patriotic holiday gathering!  Throw in a few blueberries with a white straw, and you have all of the colors of the American flag in a glass.

Get the rest of these recipes on our Patriotic Non-Alcoholic Beverages post.

Food

Food falls into so many different categories.  We’ve got huge lists of desserts, appetizers, and more!  Here are some of our favorites from each category.

Cakes and Cupcakes

 

Patriotic Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Serve a Patriotic Ice Cream Cake Recipe as your July 4th Dessert. It’s made with delicious red velvet Oreo cookie crust, layers of ice cream, caramel/chocolate sauce, and sprinkles!

Red, White, & Blue Cupcake Cones

Looking for red white and blue desserts for your 4th of July party?  Learn how to make these ice cream cone cupcakes with step by step instructions. These red white and blue 4th of July cupcakes are sure to cause a spark at your next celebration!

Get the rest of these recipes on our Patriotic Cakes/Cupcakes post.

Desserts

Cherry Pie 4th of July Cupcakes

These adorable Uncle Sam Cupcakes are an amazing way to celebrate the 4th of July with the kids!

You have to make this Red White and Blue Trifle for a special 4th of July party or brunch! This trifle recipe uses three types of healthy berries – blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries.

Get the rest of these recipes on our Patriotic Desserts post.

Appetizers & Side Dishes

 

Red White and Blue Watermelon, Cucumber & Jicama Salad

A healthy summer salad full of hydrating and cooling foods like watermelon, cucumber & jicama and topped with an addicting coconut lime dressing. Serve this quick side dish on your favorite patriotic holiday or munch on it when you need a refreshing snack for your hot BBQ.

Patriotic Cream Cheese Watermelon Pizza

This quick and easy watermelon pizza recipe with berries, and cream cheese icing makes a perfect healthy summer dessert. Ready in 10 minutes!

Get the rest of these recipes on our Patriotic Appetizers & Side Dishes post.

Fruit Dishes

Delicious And Easy Patriotic Crepes Recipe

The toppings on these crepes (blueberries and strawberries) make them perfect for your 4th of July or Memorial Day breakfast!

Watermelon Ice Pops

Kids will love making their own cute and healthy treats with this watermelon ice pops recipe.

Get the rest of these recipes on our Patriotic Fruit Dishes post.

Cookies

 

Red White and Blue Ice Cream Sandwiches

These cute red, white & blue ice cream sandwich cookies are an easy patriotic dessert everyone will love… especially the kids.

Coconut Macaroon Cherry Bombs

How do some gluten free coconut macaroon cherry bombs sound?  These treats are perfect for the patriotic holidays, Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day, because they are red, white and blue!

Get the rest of these recipes on our Patriotic Cookies post.

Chocolate Dishes

 

4th of July Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

These 4th of July Cake Mix Cookies are super moist, super easy, and packed full of flavor.  They are super festive for the 4th of July without doing a lot of work.

Red White & Blue Cherry Brownie Cupcakes

Add a POP to your 4th of July or Memorial Day party with these colorful Red White and Blue Cherry Bomb Mini Cupcakes!

Get the rest of these recipes on our Patriotic Chocolate Recipes post.

Cheesecakes

Fourth of July Cheesecake

This Fourth of July cheesecake cake is a festive summer dessert, and is easier to make than you’d think!

July 4th Very Berry Cheesecake Jars

Whether you are planning your Memorial Day cookout or 4th of July bash, you’ll need a patriotic treat to feed your guests.  If you like sweet and colorful, these 4th Very Berry Cheesecake Jars are the perfect way to celebrate all things Americana!

Get the rest of these recipes on our Patriotic Cheesecakes post.

Finger Foods

Star-Spangled Skewers

Star-Spangled Skewers are the easiest 4th of July appetizer that you’ll ever make! They only take 5 minutes to assemble and you can store them in the fridge until party time! Vegan and gluten-free.

Red, White & Blue Patriotic Chocolate Stars

These red, white, and blue patriotic chocolate stars are one of the most easy patriotic desserts that you can make.  What’s great too is you can make these patriotic chocolate stars in batches ahead of time.

Get more of these recipes on our Patriotic Finger Foods post

Salads

Red, White and Blue Fruit Salad Cups

It’s easy to make this red, white and blue fruit salad in a large bowl, but serving it in individual, smaller portions is just so doggone charming. It doesn’t take any more work to make individual fruit desserts, so why not go for charming?

Watermelon Feta Salad with Blueberries

This refreshing Watermelon Feta Salad with Blueberries is a 15-min colorful summer salad recipe with Asian-style vinnaigrette. Perfect watermelon dish for a hot summer day!

Get the rest of these recipes on our Patriotic Salads post.

Frozen Treats

Red White and Blue Ice Cream Cake with Lemon Cookie Crust

Feel the need to make a red, white and blue ice cream cake to commemorate our great nation?This Red White and Blue Ice Cream Cake with Lemon Cookie Crust has the flavors of vanilla ice cream, raspberry sorbet with a lemon cookie crust! Delicious!

Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Popsicles

These patriotic popsicles are healthy, easy to make, and perfect for celebrating the fourth of July or for serving any time you want to show off your patriotism.

Get the rest of these recipes on our Patriotic Frozen Treats post.

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