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Stars, watermelon, flags, flowers, candles and games set the scene for the Fourth of July. Make it a party by soaking up some sun, building sandcastles, and waving sparklers. Have your party favors, table settings and food match the festive, patriotic theme by using red, white and blue colors. Your party will be the talk of the block.

Easy 4th of July Party Ideas

Make a statement with carved-out watermelon as party decorations! More easy of July party ideas: someone did this at a wedding i went to!

You’ll be blown away by these creative red, white, and blue dessert ideas that will help you celebrate the Fourth of July. These easy and festive desserts will become your new favorite patriotic recipes to make.

Festive July 4th Desserts

Celebrate the holiday with these festive Fourth of July dessert recipes. Red, white and blue desserts are the perfect way to serve patriotic July

If you’re searching for easy and adorable 4th of July Decorations, try our fun ideas! Use red, white, and blue to create pretty pinwheels, paper rockets, candles, a centerpiece, painted flowerpots and more. Get inspired by our DIY decoration ideas, and create your own for this Independence Day.

Easy 4th of July Decorations

Rockets Centerpiece - Roll scrapbooking paper into a tube. Cut a slit into a paper circle and secure ends to make the nose cone. Glue a piece of ribbon to the inside bottom for the fuse, and glue a long dowel inside to support it.

These cute and easy 4th of July Decorations are so festive and fun! Create pretty pinwheels, paper rockets, candles, a centerpiece, painted flowerpots, and other cool decorations using red, white, and blue colors. This Independence Day, your home will be the most festive and adorable house on the block.

Easy 4th of July Decorations

DIY Fourth of July Decor Ideas - Red, White & Blue - Blue Glassware Centerpiece

Cool off on warm summer days with one of @beyondfrosting's go-to frozen ice pop recipes! The milk and cereal Fruit Pebbles recipe looks pretty tempting, as does this rainbow fruit pop. There's even a spiked berry-champagne recipe for those over age 21!

10 Frozen Ice Pops You Should Make This Summer

Cool off on warm summer days with one of /beyondfrosting/'s go-to frozen ice pop recipes! The milk and cereal Fruit Pebbles recipe looks pretty tempting, as does this rainbow fruit pop. There's even a spiked berry-champagne recipe for those over age

From berry tarts and pies to cookies and cake pops, these sweet treats look as good as they taste! They keep a festive appearance by sporting the red, white, and blue. Some have stars, others have sprinkles, but they all have major Independence Day spirit! Bring one of these cute treats to your 4th of July picnic, potluck, or party.

Festive July 4th Desserts

Fourth of July cupcake recipes don't have to be complicated. Dress up a confetti cake mix with festive firework-inspired zigzags for a delicious July dessert. The recipe comes together in less than an hour—perfect for an impromptu party dessert.

Serve up meals, snacks, and drinks in style this Independence Day. Use the red, white, and blue to create utensil holders, a cute fruit salad sailboat, lantern-covered vases, and so much more! Stay creative and festive with these fresh ideas for pretty party presentation.

Fun Serving Ideas for a 4th of July Picnic

Serve in Style - Ditch the food packages and line galvanized pails with napkins to serve picnic staples, such as potato chips or buns. Clay pots also work for garden parties. Saucers for the pots or smaller pots can hold dips.

This 4th of July, create a splash at your picnic or BBQ by bringing a fruit salad sailboat (so cute!), lantern-covered vases, classic and colorful snacks, and other patriotic food and table settings. Other ideas include a recipe swap and American flag toothpicks topping wrapped hot dogs or burgers. This summer, try our crafty DIY ideas for a festive 4th.

Fun Serving Ideas for a 4th of July Picnic

Serve in Style - Ditch the food packages and line galvanized pails with napkins to serve picnic staples, such as potato chips or buns. Clay pots also work for garden parties. Saucers for the pots or smaller pots can hold dips.

If you want to find new ways to show off the red, white, and blue on your table this 4th of July, try our ideas to keep your food festive! From salad to salsa (and even a twist on the always-popular deviled eggs), we have amazing recipes that will wow at your next patriotic potluck, picnic, or BBQ. Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about dessert! There are also sweet recipes with festive berries.

9 Stunning Patriotic Foods Not in Flag Form

Try these easy red, white, and blue Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries for a healthier patriotic dessert! In case you didn’t know, I will be taking most of June off to spend time w…

This Fourth of July try making something new (while still using red, white, and blue, of course). These delicious recipes include desserts, side dishes, salsa and more! Don’t worry, there are still plenty of patriotic favorites included, such as dishes with strawberries and blueberries. However, now you can bring something new to your Fourth of July cookout or BBQ this year.

9 Stunning Patriotic Foods Not in Flag Form

Try these easy red, white, and blue Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries for a healthier patriotic dessert! In case you didn’t know, I will be taking most of June off to spend time w…

This sprinkle stripe cake is as festive as a firecracker! Wow your guests this 4th of July with a delicious and beautiful cake. With this creative idea, frosting, fondant, and sprinkles can turn any cake from ordinary to exceptional. Follow these step-by-step instructions for a cute cake that is sure to light up the night!

Sprinkle Stripe Cake

Sprinkle-Stripe Cake - Fondant strips and glittery red and blue sprinkles transform ordinary layer cake into a of July masterpiece.

This Independence Day, make your desserts stand out at your picnic or potluck! Use the red, white, and blue in your desserts to keep the patriotic theme going. Try using festive berries and star shapes for extra 4th of July fun!

Festive July 4th Desserts

Salute our nation's independence with this effortless idea for classic pound cake. Use star-shape cookie cutters—one and one cut slices of pound cake and strawberries. Drizzle with our simple powdered sugar icing for pretty red, white, and blue desserts.

Patriotic desserts are always festive and fun. We’re sharing our secret tips and tricks about how to create desserts that use red, white, and blue. Try using berries, candies, sprinkles (especially ones with stars!), or food coloring. Cut out star-shapes with a cookie cutter to add extra pizazz to your summertime treats!

5 Ways to Make Red, White, and Blue Desserts

Apple, Rhubarb, and Raspberry Pie with Almond Star Crust. Packed with three types of fruit, this pretty pie gets its elegant exterior from star-shape crust cutouts. Coat the fruit with apple pie spice for added warmth.

This 4th of July, bring a delicious dish to your picnic or potluck. Whether you want to try something new or stick with a tried-and-true classic, we have all the summer recipes you need to have an awesome potluck. If you want something sweet, try our lemonade cake. Craving something savory? Try our roasted tomato-bread toss. Our yummy recipes will make this Independence Day memorable.

4th of July Potluck Recipes

Watermelon-Mint Coolers from BHG. A great option when you have too much watermelon. Just add mint, sugar, water, lime juice and ginger ale.

Summer isn't SUMMER without corn on the cob, @sarahecrowder says. Sure, you can enjoy grilled corn, but you can also try these twists on the vegetable side dish that call for flavored butters, chimichurri, and even a batter-fried corn dog-like corn on the cob recipe.

7 Must-Try Corn on the Cob Upgrades

I'm as big a fan of grilled sweet corn dripping with salted butter as the next person. The summer is long, though, so why limit yourself to the standard…

Dress up your party table for Fourth of July or Memorial Day with these patriotic foods in red, white, and blue. (via @glutenfreegigi)

9 Stunning Patriotic Foods Not in Flag Form