4th of July Party Ideas

If you plan on celebrating the 4th of July holiday at home with family and friends, here are some great ideas for any party or cook-out.

You can find Fourth of July Snack printables at i heart nap time . These are the perfect size for serving chips and salsa, fresh cut up veggies and dip, or snack mixes.

 

Who doesn’t want their decorations to look like the ones in a Martha Stewart magazine? Well, you’re in luck!  Martha Stewart offers free printables by visiting MarthaStewart.com

Patriotic FansStars and Stripes Clip-Art Paper Cones

Love these printables by Madeinaday.com.  The subway art and cupcake toppers are so festive.

Free Printables for 4th of July Made in a Day

 

Eye Candy Creative Studio also offers cupcake toppers, subway art and candy wrappers. I like to mix and match – so I print out from several sites to decorate my tables.

What a great way to start the day. I’ll be making these for breakfast! Find the directions for 4th of July toast at Taste and Tell

4th of July Toast | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Keeping it healthy…..this fruit salsa with star chips looks delicious. B-Inspired Mama has the step by step recipe on her site.

 

Patriotic Fruit Salsa and Star Chips Using I Can't Believe It's Not Butter at B-InspiredMama.com

One of my favorite foods to snack on is cashews. HGTV has a recipe for Chile and Lime Cashews.  I will defintely be making these for my guests.

Chili and Lime Roasted Cashews

 HGTV also has this wonderful recipe for Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Crostinis. Fresh ingredients and quick assembly! Instead of placing the sliced baguette in the oven, I plan on placing the slices on the grill for toasting.

Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Crostinis

Pocket Change Gourmet has this recipe for Southwest Marinated Grilled Chicken. The marinate is so easy and flavorful.

This recipe for Carne Asada from Mexican Recipes has very few ingredients but brings out BIG flavor. A side of salsa or pico de gallo and some tortillas would be perfect with this.

When I came across this recipe for Jalapeno Popper pulls from Plain Chicken I knew I had to make it. Doesn’t this just look AMAZING!

A great alternative for potato salad would be this BLT Pasta Salad from Lovely Little Kitchen.

Classic Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich updated for a quick, fresh, filling lunch!

And now the fun begins! Red, White & Blue Sangria is just what the adults need.

And why not make a special (non-alcoholic of course) drink for the kids as well? Visit The Sisters Cafe for this Layered Drink recipe.

Rather than having one dessert I like having a variety of choices (small bites) for my guests. These Red, White & Blue Ooey Gooey bars from The Gunny Sack will go fast!

Fourth of July Recipes For Desserts.jpg

 

These Brownie and Fruit Kebabs from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe are simple enough to have the kids help assemble them.

Brownie Kebabs

Hope all these ideas help make your 4th of July a great holiday!

 

 

 

 

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