From breakfast to BBQs, celebrate the Fourth of July with these fun, festive, and simple recipes!
Ready to have a festive Fourth of July? This is my very favorite holiday, so I love celebrating all day long with festive foods.
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Whether you’re looking for 4th of July breakfast ideas, BBQ ideas, or festive drinks, check out all these simple patriotic ideas!
This post has recipes for:
- Breakfast ideas
- BBQ ideas
- Side dishes
4th of July Breakfast Ideas
Serve up a delicious and festive breakfast with these 100% whole wheat waffles. Let everyone decorate their own “flags” to kick off the day of freedom. Get the recipe and tips here.
If you don’t have time for a Patriotic Waffle Bar above, make some patriotic parfaits instead!
Afternoon Snacks/Pool Party!
Red, White, and Blue Layered Drinks
Cool off after the hot parade with these easy Red, White, and Blue Layered 4th of July drinks!
4th of July BBQ Party Recipes
You can never go wrong with all-American grilled hamburgers or sliders.
Gourmet Hot Dogs with Special Sauce
Or grill up some gourmet hot dogs with the best darn hot dog special sauce!
Rosemary Ranch Chicken
If you’re burned out of hot dogs and hamburgers, try our all-time favorite Rosemary Ranch Grilled Chicken Skewers.
Don’t forget the side dishes!
The Easiest Spinach Tortellini Salad is always a favorite.
Or this Sweet Summer Salad . The candied almonds and homemade poppy seed dressing are to die for! Plus you can prep it all in advance!
Or for something a little more unique, how about this Teriyaki Bowtie Pasta Salad? It’s good enough to eat as the main dish!
4th of July Desserts
Firework cupcakes— You’ll never guess how easy they are!
Patriotic Poke Cake
Or the classic American Flag cake? Try this one with a special ingredient to make it extra yummy.
Or for the children, how about some fun Star Jigglers?