4th of July Food Ideas!
Nothing makes a holiday more perfect than family and food! 4th of July food is my specialty because it is definitely one of my FAVORITE holidays! In addition to the meaning behind this special day, there are so many red and white blue foods to create a fun and festive table for your loved ones to enjoy! Below are a few of the recipes we will be enjoying over the holiday! I hope this is helpful when putting together your 4th of July menu! Happy 4th of July from my family to yours!
- Red White and Blue Fruit Salad
- Easy 4th of July Sugar Cookies
- Red White and Blue Trifle Dessert
Fruit salad is a must for 4th of July because it is as pretty as it is delicious! Fruit is the perfect side to any meal and just by adding a few fun shapes and incorporating bright, colorful fruit, you’ll be adding some fun and flare to your menu. I also like to add a side of whipped cream for a sweet treat – bonus of it is homemade! Fruit is a a great staple for anyone with dietary restrictions as well. Always a crowd pleaser and is the first empty bowl!
I’ll take any excuse to break out the cookie cutters and fun sprinkles! This is my signature sugar cookie recipe that I make several times per year. I tend to make them around the holidays, but adding this patriotic twist to my favorite cookie recipe was so fun! Sprinkles can be found on Amazon or even your local grocer. I find that they really take the design to the next level! This would be a fun activity to do with your kids the morning of the 4th. Who doesn’t love to decorate cookies?!
Sugar cookies can be super simple and this recipe walks you through everything step by step. Give them a try and you won’t be disappointed!
If you really want to blow your guests away – male this trifle dessert! This is sooo easy and the individual portions will really impress your family! A trifle is made with just a few ingredients and adding one little flag on top makes this a patriotic dish that will stand out among the rest! I love trifle because it is light and fluffy with the perfect amount of sweetness.
The grand finale – 4th of July pancakes! Make breakfast a show with some special candles and food coloring! My kids look forward to this every single year and this point- it’s tradition! Steal this idea and your kids will talk about it year after year.
What is your family making for 4th of July this year? Are you spending it at home or with friends and extended family? We are headed out of town to enjoy some cooler temps and I can’t wait! Happy 4th of July, everyone!