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20 easy recipes for a 4th of July party

These 4th of July party recipes are fun, delicious, and perfect for any patriotic gathering. From BBQs to pot lucks, find the perfect recipe for your holiday get together.
These 4th of July party recipes are fun, delicious, and perfect for any patriotic gathering. From BBQs to pot lucks, find the perfect recipe for your holiday get together.

4th of July Party Recipes

I can’t believe that the Fourth of July is almost here! That means it’s time to start preparing some crowd-pleasing fourth of July party recipes. Today I’m sharing some of my favorites to serve at parties.

I am someone who loves to throw parties for one simple reason – the food menu. Cooking up as many crowd-pleasing recipes as possible is my specialties. By the end of the party, it’s to be expected that multiple people will be begging me for the recipes. It feels pretty amazing when they love the food I cook that much!

But don’t worry, if this is your first rodeo, I promise these recipes are easy to whip up for your guests! I’ve included an even mix of appetizer recipes, drink recipes, main course dishes, and a few fourth of July desserts! You’re sure to find a few things to include on your menu with this list.

Now, let’s get to the 4th of July party recipes!

We love planning parties. We even wrote a little ebook about how to plan a party with less stress. Sure the book is about birthday parties, but the concepts still apply. 

When it comes to planning a 4th of July party, there are two areas that are super important. The festive activities and the food!

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The Best Fourth of July Party Recipes

Red, White, and Blue Cookie Bars by Twitchetts: Add fun sprinkles and you have a dessert that not only tastes great, but it also makes your food table look festive.

Patriotic Fruit Kabobs by Irie Made: Next up we have some fruit kabobs! These are great to set out before your party begins. They’re a good option to curb your appetite until the main attractions are done.

Triple Berry Fruit Dip by Tastes of Lizzy T: This can be either an appetizer or dessert! It’s very fruity, creamy, and perfect for dipping sugar cookies in.

Patriotic Pretzels by Simply Being Mommy: These are a real winner with any kids that are going to be at your party. The pretzels are very easy to make, go great with the patriotic theme, and are a good snack before anything begins.

Patriotic Taco Dip by Tastes of Lizzy T: Is it even a party if you don’t have any taco dip? This recipe is not only delicious and easy, but it also looks great on a table during the fourth of July!

Parmesan Cheddar Basil Stars by Mom Foodie: Parmesan cheddar basil anything is mouthwatering and delicious. These stars are full of flavor and fun to make!

Patriotic Punch by Mama Cheaps: Having punch is a must for any party! This one is super easy as it only uses a few main ingredients. It’s great for hydrating while kids run around, too.

Patriotic Tonic Fruit Water by Oh My Sugar High: This tonic fruit water is refreshing, fun, and very fruity. It’s a great option for parties!

Fourth of July Milkshakes by Pint Sized Baker: Milkshakes are another option you’ll need to keep tucked away so they don’t melt. Let me just say – these are so thick, sweet, and delicious!

Patriotic Cream Smoothies by Daily Dish Recipes: If you’ve never had a cream smoothie before, you’re really missing out! This patriotic smoothie is not only fun to look at but sweet to eat!

Juicy Lucy Sliders by Finding Zest: I’ve found that finger food as the main course is a great option at these parties. But that doesn’t mean they need to lack flavor! These juicy lucy sliders are sure to satisfy all your guests.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers by A Simple Pantry: Bacon-wrapped and a skewer? Yes, please! So moist, savory, and delicious. You’ll likely have guests rushing back for more.

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs by Onion Rings and Things: Speaking of bacon-wrapped…. why not a hotdog? You’d be surprised how amazing these are.

Walking Tacos by Princess Pinky Girl: You don’t typically think tacos when you’re drafting up a menu for a 4th of July party. But these walking tacos, also known as a taco in a bag, are amazing at parties!

Buffalo Turkey Meatballs by Wholesome Yum: Okay these might be better off as an appetizer, but just go with me. These turkey buffalo meatballs are so mouthwatering, full of flavor, and the perfect option at parties. Poke some toothpicks in them and you’re good to go!

Patriotic Candy Bark by What the Fork: We can’t possibly forget the sweets! This candy bark is fun, sweet, and very satisfying.

Patriotic Cake by Tastes of Lizzy T: Don’t forget the cake! This cake recipe is very moist, sweet, creamy and quite tasty.

Patriotic Brownie Parfaits by Sizzling Eats: For a lighter dessert, these brownie parfaits are great! They feature yogurt and fruit with just a touch of moist chocolatey goodness from the brownie pieces.

Stars and Stripes Patriotic Popcorn by Oh My Creative: Popcorn anyone? I don’t know what it is about candy popcorn recipes, they always seem to make an appearance for our parties.

Super Easy Cheesecake Dip by Twitchetts: This recipe is so simple that it’s perfect for a last-minute treat. Pair it with strawberries and blueberries and it’s perfect for the 4th of July.

More Independence Day activities you might like

  • 3D Paper Firecrackers Decorate that food table with these festive and super easy paper firecrackers!
  • Fidget Spinner Fireworks Create memories before the fireworks with this patriotic process art project
  • 4th of July Printables Check out our Etsy shop for Fourth of July placemats, coloring pages, and more! Perfect for keeping everyone entertained at your 4th of July party.

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