Red, White and Blue Party Food Roundup

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Fourth of July is just around the corner, and if you’re a regular reader of my blog you know that I have been sharing all sorts of fun red, white, and blue recipes over the last few weeks.  Today’s post is a roundup of fun patriotic recipes that are perfect for your holiday get together!

Red White and Blue Party Foods

Red, White and Blue Patriotic Party Foods

1.  Pigs in a blanket – These are pretty simple.  Just make them like usual, then brush with a little bit of food coloring before baking.  We used blue, but you could do red as well.

Red White and Blue Party Foods | Pigs in a blanket

2.  Two step cupcakes – Cute and tasty, these cupcakes can be made by little ones in just a matter of minutes!

Red White and Blue Cupcakes | Only two steps!

3.  Dipped strawberries – Another really easy treat, these strawberries are just dipped in white chocolate and blue sprinkles.

Red White and Blue Party Foods | Dipped strawberries

4.  American flag pizzaSometimes it’s nice to have something more filling than finger foods, and this pizza makes a great centerpiece for your holiday party table too!

Red White and Blue Party Foods | American Flag Pizza

5.  Fruit salad – Blueberries, raspberries, and star shaped cheese make a cute salad that’s good for you too!

Red White and Blue Party Foods | Fruit salad

6.  Patriotic pinwheels – Yummy and adorable, these pinwheels are made with cream cheese, provolone, peppers and tortillas.

Red White and Blue Party Foods | Patriotic Pinwheels

7.  Layered party punch – A science experiment and refreshing drink, your kids are sure to love this tri-colored beverage.

Red White and Blue Party Foods | Layered punch

8.  Caprese salad – Mozzarella pearls, grape tomatoes, basil and olive oil make a simple, beautiful salad that is super delicious.

Red White and Blue Party Foods | Caprese Salad

9.  Twizzlers – No preparation needed here!  Red and blue twizzlers make a sweet addition to your party foods.

Red White and Blue Party Foods

10.  Parent punch – Grown up cocktails with a patriotic twist, the same 3 ingredients make two tasty drinks for Mom and Dad!

Red White and Blue Party Foods | Party Punch and Martinis

Did you know that June 27th is National Bomb Pop Day?  Bomb Pops are one of my all time favorite childhood treats, and we still buy them on a regular basis today.  So you can probably imagine how tickled I was when they asked me to share some pops with my kids along with some other neat holiday party food ideas!  The folks over at Bomb Pop and Publix sent us a whole party pack to celebrate with, along with 2 boxes of popsicles, and that’s where the inspiration for all of my recipes came from!  Check out all of our fun party pictures below!

Red White and Blue Party Foods

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  1. WHen I was litte, my brother dug every single snap pop out of the box, and threw them on the ground while standing on a chair – it may as well have been a REAL firework, it was so loud – he was super pleased, and that’s all I can think about when I see snap pops, now!

  2. Amy Orvin says:

    My favorite 4th of July memory was when my brother and I were listening to music on our back porch while watching all of the fire works from the houses next door. We just sat and talked for hours watching all of the glitter and lights all around us. It was awesome!

  3. Fireworks by the lake in Colorado – had the BEST soundtrack and I’ve never been so close!
    Second would be years later – 2 years ago – took kids to Stone Mountain on the 3rd for the full festivities. Not nearly as crowded as the 4th and we were there from open to close. An awesome day.

  4. Ashley Tucker says:

    My favorite 4th of July memory was going down to the bay with friends and family to watch fireworks

  5. Carol M says:

    One year our annual family reunion in Myrtle Beach fell over the 4th of July week. From the comfort of our three-story house porch (across the street from the beach), we were able to see three separate fireworks displays! My kids were thrilled and we didn’t have to deal with parking etc.

  6. I think mine was Monster’s first 4th. We got together with a group of close friends and watched the fireworks in town. It was so nice to just sit and hang out and all the kids had a blast playing around after dark with their glow sticks.

  7. Diana C says:

    I love watching my kids watch the fireworks!

  8. BalancingMama (Julie) says:

    Last year, we were not attending fireworks because they started well after bedtime. Amelia’s cousins were in town, and we were just about to get her ready for bed when I decided we should go anyway. The kids were so shocked that we were being spontaneous AND obliterating bedtime! We piled in the biggest SUV with blankets and pillows and enjoyed the fireworks. They still talk about it! Sometimes breaking the rules makes for a perfect memory.

  9. My favorite 4th memories are watching fireworks with my parents at their beach house. The neighborhood puts on one heck of a fireworks display!

  10. Ahh favorite memory! That’s hard because I have so many! My birthday is on the 6th so we usually have something big going on! BUT my favorite memory of the 4th was in my teens in Colorado. I was way up in the mountains with snow up to my waist in the middle of Summer! Not many people can say they played in the snow on the 4th of July!

  11. Every year we make new memories on the 4th of July, but I’d have to say 3 years ago sticks out – my 3rd child was just learning to walk and she got her first taste of watermelon. Then she nearly ate a whole watermelon all by herself. She was addicted! It was so cute watching her and treasuring those moments.

  12. betsy says:

    my favorite memory is going to see fireworks as a kid

  13. My favorite 4th memories are all from when I was little- it was so exciting to go buy fireworks and set them off! Beauty, with a little hint of danger!

  14. Sheila K. says:

    My favorite 4th of July was spent at Disney World with my two best friends. We had a blast of a day and then watched the most amazing fireworks in the evening! I’d love to do it again!

  15. Nicole Newby says:

    My parents told me for years that all of the fireworks and festivities were for my birthday (July 3). jerks :p

  16. Margaret Smith says:

    Every year we host a bbq with friends and family and afterwards, we end the night by going to our local fireworks. My most memorable memory is having about 20 of our closest family and friends joining us at the fireworks. Sitting together and laughing together.

  17. Donna L says:

    I remember hosting a barbeque / pool party in our new house. We had my friends and family over. We watched the cities fireworks show from my backyard. We had a great time.

  18. Adrienne Gordon says:

    watching fireworks at he 200th aniversary

  19. susan smoaks says:

    my favorite 4th of july memory is from when i was a kid. we always went to the lake and enjoyed eating watermelon and hot dogs. i loved that time and now i wish i was a kid again going to the lake for the 4th of july!

  20. Kyl Neusch says:

    fireworks on the lake

  21. Diane baum says:

    My fave is lighting sparklers as a child…and today I’m in my fifties-ouch

  22. LLL with Leslie says:

    I remember going to see the fireworks as a family at our local football stadium. I remember hating the big BOOM ones! 🙂

  23. lisagee1234 says:

    My fave memory is being with friends and hearing patriotic music in sync with the fireworks show.

  24. Nancy says:

    I remember watching the big professional fireworks displays over the bay. The waterfront made it even more beautiful!

  25. Christina Gould says:

    My favorite Fourth of July memory is when we lit sparklers in our backyard. I was three years old. Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. Heather Manu says:

    My family always got together for a BBQ at my grandma’s house on the 4th and watched the fireworks at the Stadium of Fire

  27. ky2here says:

    I was about 7 or 8 and experienced ‘fireworks fallout’ when the ash and little pieces of cardboard landed on us. I thought it was the coolest thing ever!

  28. Steph says:

    My favorite 4th of July memory is from 2002 when we got married. It was a hot and beautiful day. We got married in our backyard with a handful of friends present. Casual, t-shirts and shorts. Great BBQ followed. Lots of fun.

  29. Linda Lansford says:

    fave is watching the fire works with the family

  30. Brenda Elsner says:

    My favorite memories were going to my cousin’s and watching fireworks and playing with sparklers!!

  31. Kendra Warstler says:

    My favorite 4th of July memory was going to my grandparents home at the lake growing up. Every year we would go out on the pontoon and watch fireworks over the lake. Thank you so much for the opportunity. You brought a smile to my face to remember those great times with family as a child.

  32. liz l says:

    At disney world with my husband and puppies

  33. When I was little we had a huge family cookout with fire works and roasted a pig

  34. Katherine says:

    Every year we have afamily reunion on the 4th. there are several birthdays that month so we have a great celebration

  35. Angela W says:

    We had a huge 4th of July/ luau party it was a blast!

  36. Tabathia B says:

    Going to myrtle beach with my mother’s family and watching the fireworks from the beach

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  37. sharlene caisse says:

    Having a cookout with friends and family and watching fireworks.

  38. K Anne says:

    My favorite 4th of July memory was when my 2 sons were very small. It was their very first 4th of July that they remembered. To see their faces light up was priceless.

  39. Leslie L. Stanziani says:

    We always had a small family gathering on the 4th when I was growing up.We would eat,play and then go to the fireworks display our town had.I try to carry on the tradition now with my own 4 children.Thanks!

  40. Stephanie Larison says:

    When my daughter was 2 she saw her first firework in the sky, she was so excited. She called them bubbles. Cute little memory!

  41. Marcia Gos says:

    My favorite memory was when my kids were younger and we lit sparklers in the back yard.

  42. Jennifer T. says:

    My favorite Fourth of July memory was from two years ago. It was the last holiday I remember being a family of three because I was pregnant with my son. We had a great time watching the fireworks and he was born five days later.

  43. Deb S says:

    My favorite memory is the first time we took my son to a fireworks show. He was amazed.

  44. Melanie Montgomery says:

    Seeing firworks for the first time with my hubby

  45. Deborah Wallin says:

    My mother-in-laws birthday is on the 4th, and we threw a big party for her 60th with organized games and lots of delicious food.

  46. tiffany lane says:

    My favorite memory was when cousins came from Orlando and we had a blast

  47. Brittney House says:

    My first time setting off fireworks.

  48. kristy says:

    My daughter’s 1st 4th of July was last year. I loved watching her eyes light up with excitement watching the fireworks.

  49. Derek Timm says:

    I always have good 4th of July memories. Every year we go up north to the cottage for the whole week and do a lot of fishing and boating.

  50. Ann Council says:

    My mother’s birthday was July 5th, so we always showoff fireworks after midnight to celebrate the 4th and Mother.

  51. s riches says:

    My favorite 4th of July was going with my grandmother to the marina to watch the fireworks over the water.

  52. wendy rozema says:

    my favorite memory is the 4th of July parades!

  53. Kathryn C says:

    my parents taking us to the Thunderbirds aircraft show

  54. brandy g. says:

    I love getting to watch the fireworks.

  55. amy deeter says:

    my favorite memory was setting fireworks off with my grandma and grandpa at their house

  56. Shannon says:

    my favorite memories are watching fireworks

  57. Teresa Thompson says:

    Our sons enjoyment of letting off fireworks for the first time.

  58. Renae says:

    My favorite memory is going with my family to watch the town fireworks show.

  59. tina reynolds says:

    I always loved going to the lake and setting off fireworks

  60. Jessie C. says:

    My favorite one is to enjoy BBQ party with my grandparents years ago.

  61. Denise B. says:

    I remember going to New York City to watch the fireworks.

  62. Ed Nemmers says:

    Mom made an Independence Day cake with white icing and blueberries and strawberries to connote the stars and stripes. It was so hot that day, that the icing and fruit melted almost immediately while outside.

  63. mary gardner says:

    the first time we took our kids to the beach for the 4th and how they loved seeing the fireworks go off over the water

  64. Geoffrey Codner says:

    I had the best 4th of July in Minnesota at my grandparents cabin. Swimming and sparklers!

  65. natalie yeoman says:

    when my dog (black lab) was alive a few years ago she would come outside with us and sit down next to me and watch the fireworks she loved them now that shes dead we bring her ashes outside and do a few fireworks for her now

  66. Jenny says:

    My favorite memories of the fourth are going to the fireworks with my parents

  67. Buddy Garrett says:

    My favorite memory is watching the parade when I was young.

  68. ellen casper says:

    Neighborhood block party when I was growing up was the highlight of the summer!

  69. Samantha says:

    My favorite memory has to be sitting out on my carport while my dad manned the grill begging my mom to light another sparkler for me and waiting until it was finally dark enough to set off the fireworks we had to go to Tennessee to buy.

  70. Crystal Goss says:

    My 4th of July is always spent with family (when not working). We always find someplace to watch fireworks together. When I say family, I mean aunts uncles cousins etc. Usually about 20 of us or more. Love family time

  71. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    Holding a sparkler as a child and eating fried chicken!

  72. Definitely would be my sons first Fourth of July. Watching the look of awe on his face was awesome!

  73. Sharon says:

    Having the family all together and fireworks at Mom’s!!
    Thank you!

  74. My favorite fourth of july memory was the first one I spent with my [now] husband… We spent the evening with friends and had a blast laughing and enjoying each others company. It was a great night.

  75. Christian Alejandro says:

    Mine is when we thought we missed the fireworks show because we went to the wrong place.. we ended up stumbling upon another one on our way home.

  76. Whenever I went to the out of station with my family members, relatives and friends, we used to make these type of delicious food items. By sitting together we all will eat those tasty food items.

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