What’s more American than a cookout? Any 4th of July party isn’t complete without delicious food and drink! Red, white and blue-themed food will bring your party to the next level. Continue reading as Snappening gives ideas on how to make fireworks in your guests’ mouths for this Fourth of July!

4th of July Drink Ideas
A drink that is red, white AND blue is so much more fun than one that is just red or blue! Layered drinks are fun for everyone. Onerecipe option uses Red Cran-Apple Juice, White Sobe Pina Colada-flavored drink, and Blue G2 Gatorade. To make this layered delight, the drink with the highest sugar content is on the bottom. Carefully pour in the red, white and finally blue drinks for this patriotic punch!

Adults can try red, white and blue sangria. The eight ingredients include strawberries, blueberries, pineapple and white wine. Make it more fun and festive by using a cookie cutter to make the pineapple into star shapes! Once all the ingredients are mixed together, put it into a decorative pitcher—hopefully, it won’t be too pretty to drink.

Add more patriotism to drink by serving other red and blue drinks. Kool-Aid, fruit punch or red and blue Jones Sodas are easy additions. Be sure to keep plenty of water on hand to keep your guests hydrated.
Make all of your food at the 4th of July part revolved around the grill. Summer time is grill time! It may not be red, white or blue, but it sure does taste good! Corn on the cob with herb butter will make your guests never want to leave!
4th of July Food Ideas
Hamburgers are a classic for a cookout, but there’s always room to take them to the next level. Glazed Bacon-and-Cheese-Filled Burgers, anyone? Discover your favorite twist on the classic burger. Anything is possible when it comes to this American staple!

Classic potato salad is a must have. It’s easy to make the night before so there’s less to do on the day of the 4th of July party. The grill is already hot so why not make grilled potato salad as an alternative? There are many different versions of potato salad, but this one sounds oh so good!

4th of July Decadent Desserts
The dessert possibilities for a 4th of July party are endless; just take a look at Pinterest! Snappening has assembled a few of our 4th of July favorites just for you.

Fruit platters are an easy addition to the dessert table—healthy, pretty and tasty! Just like the sangria, cut the fruit into star shapes. Use strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, watermelon, raspberries and any other blue or red fruit you can find. To complete the red, white and blue trifecta—add whipped cream as a dip.

Cake pops and Oreo balls are reasons for anyone to celebrate. Use food coloring to make them red and blue. Place the blue cake pops in the upper left corner of a platter and complete the red with the rectangle. Drizzle white frosting on the red to make the platter look like an American flag!

Add more barbecue to the barbecue! In the dessert section? It’s not the taste of barbecue but the look! Frost cupcakes or use unfrosted brownies to make little grills. Add strips of black royal icing and place Hot Tamales on the cupcake so they look like hotdogs. Sprinkle on some orange sugar sprinkles for the hot coal effect!

Our favorite 4th of July treat is white chocolate-covered strawberries dipped in blue sugar sprinkles. One tasty strawberry with all three colors of the holiday! Simple, yet creative!

Time is of the essence for many 4th of July desserts. If time is short or the creative juices aren’t flowing, blue and red sprinkles make simple white frosting festive! To avoid making something, fill bowls with red, white and blue candies. Even tying together groups of Twizzlers with a blue ribbon is cute! Also, M&Ms are sold in festive holiday colors around the 4th of July.

The 4th of July is typically an all-day event so plan food wisely. You wouldn’t want to run out of fruit salad before the fireworks even start! Keep plenty of food on hand and watch for when refills are needed. If your 4th of July event is somewhat large, consider having guests bring a dish to share. Other guests can show off their cooking skills while you stress less about making so much food. The food they make will be to their tastes also so you don’t have to worry about pleasing everyone.

Enjoy your holiday and these decadent delights! Don’t forget if you need help planning your Fourth of July event, Snappening is here for you. Consider hiring a professional event planner or check out our venue search option for a mass of venues to host your bash.

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