Summer parties come in all shapes and sizes from every day barbecues to more creative themed gatherings.
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One of the biggest party weekends of the summer and of the entire year is Fourth of July weekend. For more tips on throwing the best July 4th party, read this blog post!
These get togethers often include watching a beautiful fireworks display, playing outdoor games, cooling down in the pool, and of course eating some delicious food.
A great way to add some flair to your party and show off your American pride is by using the colors of the flag (red, white, and blue) to make these 4th of July dishes.
Popcorn is always a favorite treat for any party and especially for Fourth of July parties that might also double as outdoor movie nights.
Make your popcorn a little more festive by drizzling melted white chocolate over the top and adding blue and red Pop Rocks or sprinkles for a treat kids and adults will both enjoy.
Flag fruit pizza
Make a healthy and beautiful pizza that is modeled after the American flag. Just roll crust out until thin, spread yogurt evenly across it, and decorate with strawberries and slices of bananas for the stripes and blueberries for the stars.
Another spin on this flag dessert is to use red fruits like cherries, raspberries, and strawberries and white chocolate covered pretzels to create the stripes.
July 4th salsa
Add a healthy side dish that will compliment the heavy hamburgers, hot dogs, and other grilled entrés, and maintain your Fourth of July theme.
Make a salsa with strawberries, blueberries, jicama and red onion. Flavor with lime juice and cilantro for a refreshing appetizer or side dish.
Red velvet cupcakes
A quick and simple dessert that is always a crowd pleaser is cupcakes. Use red velvet cupcakes, whipped or cream cheese frosting, and top with red or blue sprinkles and fruit like blueberries or raspberries.
There are many options for topping your cupcakes. Or let your guests pick their own toppings with a do-it-yourself cupcake bar.
Colorful dessert kabobs
An old favorite for grill outs are kabobs. They are the perfect vehicle for any type of food. Use fruits like strawberries and blueberries, then add marshmallows and mini-brownies for everyone’s new favorite dessert!
These are just a few of our favorite red, white, and blue recipes, but the options are endless. Just consider your guests when menu planning or ask your party attendees to bring their favorite patriotic dish to mix and match.
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