4thofjulyheaderNow is definitely crunch time for collecting 4th of July party ideas to plan one killer patriotic bash. Backyard barbecues with burgers and hot dogs are as American as apple pie but a little re-imagination would take your party eats to a whole new level. Here are our seven favorite 4th of July recipes that will add a little spirit and color to your spread this holiday.

Firecracker Dogs

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via Handmade in the Heartland

These dough-wrapped dogs are as adorable as they are delicious. Firecracker dogs are one of our favorite 4th of july food ideas for family parties with small kids. Mess free and on a stick, what else can you ask for?

Blueberry Strawberry Jicama Salsa

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via Two Peas and Their Pod

Add a summary kick to traditional chips and salsa with some patriotic colors! This scrumptious blueberry strawberry jicama salsa is sweet, tangy and zesty with a little jalapeño punch.

Patriotic Deviled Eggs

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via Plain Chicken

A little food coloring goes a long way to put an all-American spin on the ultimate picnic food–deviled eggs. These red, white and blue deviled eggs are, in fact, one of our favorite patriotic party ideas. 4th of July appetizers don’t get more classic than this!

Sweet Potato Salad

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via Ari’s Menu

Everyone loves mom’s traditional potato salad but there is no time like the present to try something new with an old classic. This sweet potato salad includes bacon, goat cheese crumbles, scallions and non-fat Greek yogurt to cut some calories!

4th of July Rice Crispy Treats

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via A Southern Fairytale

And now onto 4th of July desserts! Who doesn’t get all nostalgic for classic Rice Crispy Treats? Some quality gel food coloring is all you need to give these sweet squares a patriotic pop.

Blueberry Cran Muffins

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via Barbara Bakes

Set off some fireworks in your mouth with these delectable red, white and blue muffins with fresh blueberries and dried cranberries. A little colored sugar on top gives these baked beauties a glittering finish.

Independence Punch

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via Big Bear’s Wife

Wash all that good grub down with this deliciously fruity red, white and blue punch. The trick is creating color layers in a large drink dispenser for a nice visual touch. Plus, it tastes amazing on a hot day of fun in the sun.

Happy 4th of July everyone!

 

 

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