Planning a party for the Fourth of July? Looking for some fun food ideas to go with your party? There’s endless opportunity to have some tasty fun, playing with some patriotic colors beyond red, white and blue tablecloths and cups. Let the colors of the food fly!
When you are thinking of foods that will go perfectly with your 4th of July picnic, we’ve got you covered from start to finish! Here are some fun ways to mix up picnic favorites.
Salad, salad, salad.
What is a 4th of July picnic without salads! This Macaroni salad recipe can be adjusted to make as much as you need and the perfect way to have some fun with your tastebuds. Add some pre-cooked bacon for a little something extra!
For those non-macaroni fans, make a simple potato salad using red, white and blue potatoe! Check out the produce section of a high end grocery store for red potatoes, nearby you might find the pale yellow Yukons or a whiter variety and stunning purple ones. You’ll save time too, because you don’t need to peel them!
Pull-apart cheeseburger sliders.
You can’t have a summer picnic party without some cheeseburger sliders! This recipe from Delish is super simple to make, packed full of flavor, and loved by all ages.
Berry patriotic flag skewers.
Red, white and blueberry! We used 11 of the long skewers but depending on the length of yours, adjust to make it look right. Fill about a third of the skewers with blueberries on the top half and alternate raspberries and banana slices on the lower half. The rest of the skewers should have just the bananas and raspberries for the stripes. Yum!
Let freedom ring while sipping on summery cocktails (mocktails!) Marionberries are juicy, slightly tart blackberries are a perfect summer refresher. You can also use regular blackberries. Get the recipe here. Make it even more patriotic with ice cubes made of red, white and blue ice cubes!