Entertaining, Holidays

19 Sweet Ideas For 4th of July

How do you like to celebrate the 4th of July? Cookouts? The beach? A day at the park? If you’re getting together for a party, I have a plethora of sweet treats to choose from to serve your guests. From desserts to beverages to party favors, I’ve gathered together some of my favorite recipes and serving suggestions from around the web on ideas for 4th of July.

Dessert Treats:

So you’ve eaten the burgers and hot dogs and you want to finish with something sweet. Turn ordinary desserts into something festive by adding red, white, and blue candies, printable tags, or star shaped cutouts.

berry pops / Oreo pops / mini pies / white chocolate bark / rice krispies cake

Fruit can turn your ordinary recipe into a patriotic one in no time. Using red and blue berries combined with a white base is a perfect dessert option and is also light and healthy. You can make fruit kabobs, or layered desserts, and get creative with presentation too. Arrange your dessert to look like a flag or use cookie cutters to cut watermelon slices into stars.

berry trifle / fruit kabob / fruit salad / fruit flag pizza / berry shortcake in a jar

Thirst Quenchers:

As your guests arrive, serve up a nice cold beverage with patriotic flair. Red or blue punch is an easy option, and star fruit and berries makes a pretty garnish while adding extra flavor. Vanilla milk shakes get a red and blue sugar-rimmed glass, while a frozen margarita is taken to another level as it’s turned into a margarita popsicle.

red, white & blue cocktail / red, white & blue milkshakes / strawberry margarita pops / red berry punch


There are such cute options for 4th of July party favors. A quick trip to the candy aisle plus some clear treat bags or pipettes from the craft store are all you need to turn these festive ideas into perfect party favors.

Twizzler bundles / 4th of July candy skewers / candy flag bags / chocolate dipped pretzels / red, white & blue gumballs

Give one or more of these ideas a try and make your Independence Day celebration one that your guests will not forget. Which is your favorite?

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