Are you already looking forward to that big Fourth of July party you’ve been invited to? Perhaps you are the lovely and gracious host of said party? Either way, you are going to need to quickly come up with some amazing ideas to help celebrate one of our favorite holidays in style. The 4th is always such a fun time, celebrating outdoors with friends and family, with mostly casual parties, barbecues and get-togethers with lots of food and fireworks. Some of my fondest summer memories, both as an adult and as a child center around the Fourth of July. Make sure everyone else gets to have special memories by making some of our favorite 4th of July party ideas. From food and dips to drinks and desserts, we found 34 of the most patriotic red, white and blue foods to make for your big party. 5 minutes appetizers, creative and colorful cocktails for the adults, and fun foods for the kids.
Once you get some cool recipe ideas here, be sure to also check out some of our other favorite recipes for the Fourth of July here (the cute hot dog sticks alone are worth seeing!)
Then, if you still need some more patriotic foods and ideas, namely sweet ones, then try out our list of desserts created for the 4th of July:
If you are looking for some awesome recipes for the Fourth of July, check out these amazingly easy recipe ideas that are perfect for last minute parties, crowds and 4th of July BBQ get-togethers. We hope you and your family have a fun and safe holiday, enjoy the food and fireworks!
35 Awesome 4th of July Party Ideas
1. 4th Of July Chips And Cheese Dip
Star-shaped chips, who knew this was even possible? For the cutest queso at the party, make this easy cheese dip for your Fourth of July celebration. A quick appetizer idea that is sure to be super popular at that potluck, this is one of my favorite last minute ideas that looks like you spent a ton of time making it!
2. Easy Caprese Skewers
How pretty are these skewered caprese tomatoes? Colorful, quick and easy, this healthy appetizer will disappear as soon as you put it on the table. One of my favorite dishes to take to a summer pool party, these skewers are popular with kids and adults alike. You only need a few ingredients and a little bit of time to make them.
3. Shrimp Avocado Tostadas
The fireworks will be impressive, sure, but people will be talking about these shrimp tostadas on the 5th of July, too. I made these last month for a Memorial day picnic and have been dreaming of them since. I can’t wait to make them again for the Fourth of July.
4. 4th Of July Cupcakes
Need a quick, creative dessert idea in red, white and blue? Make these layered cupcakes that are really oh so easy, they just look time consuming. Top them with some star sprinkles and you will be good to go. Step by step recipe and tutorial by one of our favorite food bloggers, check it out.
5. Blue And Red Rice Krispies
My kids helped me make these for the 4th of July, and I can’t tell you how much fun we had decorating these outside on the patio. The cousins helped, too. If you need a dessert recipe for the 4th of July that also doubles as entertainment for your party guests, this easy idea is for you.