Patriotic Party Food :: Red White and Blue


Next to Thanksgiving, the 4th of July is one of my all time favorite holidays. I love that it is so family oriented and is an enjoyable holiday at any age.

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My favorite memory of the 4th of July is when I was in elementary school, (before I got to the pre-teen “I don’t want to do anything with my family” age). Every 4th we would head over to my grandparents’ house and have an early BBQ with family and close friends, followed by a short walk to a park on a lagoon, where we would put out blankets and dig into a delicious desert while we waited for the fireworks show. The desert was ALWAYS angel food cake with cool-whip, strawberries, and blueberries. . . still to this day one of my favorites. We would watch the fireworks show, and then my grandfather would surprise us with poppers. The poppers you throw on the ground, that make a loud cracking noise.  We would proceed to crack them all as we walked home.

It’s memories like these that make me conscious of how we celebrate with my son, and I want so badly to instill these traditions in him. What better place to start building memories than with the food for your 4th of July BBQ? Here’s a round up of several recipes to make your BBQ a memorable one.


Blueberry Fourth of July drink in a mason jar

Watermelon Spritzers by Big Bear’s Wife


Jello Shots by Hoosier Homemade


Patriotic Punch by Mom Endeavors



Flag Fruit Salad by Family Fresh Meals


4th of July Fruit Kabobs by the Baby Bump Diaries

Fresh summer salad, red white and blue for Fourth of July

Red White and Blue Salad by Nine Red



Patriotic Hot Dogs by Kicking It With Kelly

Star sliders for July Fourth BBQ celebration

Star Sliders by Tastefully Simple

Patiotic tortellini kabob, perfect for July Fourth celebration

Tortellini Kabobs by Real Women and Homes


Red White and Blue firework rice krispy treat

Rice Krispie Treats by Life Love and Sugar

Patriotic cookie pie recipe, with strawberries blueberries and banana

Fruity Brownie by Seeded at the TableRed White and Blue Fourth of July triffle recipe

Red White and Blue Trifle by Mindy Alyse Celebrations

If you are looking for more party inspiration, check out our Patriotic Play Date Party and follow me on Instagram!

Happy Independence Day!!!

Fourth of July playdate party with kid friendly food and drinks

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Mindy is passionate about two things: kids and parties. She is a transplant from Northern California, but has called Phoenix her home for the last 4.5 years. Before moving to Phoenix, she taught elementary school for 8 years, and misses being in the classroom all the time. She is married to a man she fell in love with over blueberry pie, and mama to one little man named Grayson. He is the reason she gets up in the morning, and she can’t imagine life without him. She spends most of her time chasing after her 2.5 year old Tasmanian Devil, but daydreams about everything party. You can check out her blog, Mindy Alyse Celebrations for party inspiration and DIY tutorials. In her off duty time, she loves cooking, crafting, and watching BRAVO with a glass of wine in hand. Party on!


  1. I love all of this!! So many fun, new ideas to try. I’m especially eyeing down those adorable Rice Krispie Treats 🙂 thank you!


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