July is always full of fun, patriotic celebrations—and whether you’re at a picnic, BBQ, or casual get-together, there is always guaranteed to be great food and fun games for the whole family.
Here are four of our best festive recipe and activity ideas to put a spark in your Independence Day get-together!
Red, White, and Blue Pretzel Rods
With all of the savory staples at a Fourth of July picnic, like potato salad and dips, guests may be longing for a sweeter starter before they dive into the hamburgers and hot dogs. These patriotic pretzel rods are the best way to get your sweet-and-salty fix before the main course.
Patriotic Ice Cream Sodas
There truly isn’t a better dessert on a hot summer day than ice cream—and adding a splash of red, white, and blue soda is the best way to kick it up a notch for your patriotic party.
Fourth of July Firecracker Dogs
You can’t have a Fourth of July picnic without hamburgers and hotdogs, but guests have likely been munching on the same fare all summer long. The solution? Try wrapping your dogs in bread-stick dough for a slightly bigger, updated version of pigs in a blanket.
American Flag Pie
Pie is the quintessential American dessert—and the perfect treat to serve at any Fourth of July picnic. This red, white, and blue version, featuring both blueberry and cherry fillings, is a sweet way to end your celebration.
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