Celebrate Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day with these patriotic and party perfect recipes that everyone will love!
The summer months are here which means we have three big holidays to celebrate and show our patriotic pride. Whether you’re celebrating in the backyard, on a beach, lakeside, or at the park, I’ve got a great selection of festive American-themed recipes and easy potluck favorites!
Want to kick off the celebration with a bang? Serve this incredible edible American Flag cheese tray. The reaction your guests have when they first lay eyes on it will be just as amazing as the tray itself. So fun, so easy and such a crowd-pleaser!
American Flag Cheese Tray
The star of your dessert table is sure to be these easy-to-make, buttery, shortbread cookies shaped like stars and decorated with fresh blueberries and strawberries. Such a festive treat that is sure to shine because they are delicious and adorable.
And what is a party without a party mix?! A perfect sweet and slightly salty treat with red, white and blue sprinkles and M&M candies. This patriotic party mix is a must make for all your summer holiday celebrations.
Patriotic Party Mix
These easy 3-Ingredient fruit pops are a great way to cool off at your summertime celebration. The strawberry, banana and blueberry layers are patriot perfection!
3-Ingredient Patriotic Fruit Pops
Patriotic pancakes and parfaits make for a festive family breakfast or brunch with friends on Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day.
Now that your celebration is covered with festive red, white and blue deliciousness, let’s mix together some great dips for your crowd to snack on. Baked tortilla chips are great to make to accompany each of these.
Grilled Corn Salsa
The Best Blender Guacamole
Easy Homemade Salsa
And here are some savory bites that can easily be eaten with your hands. These are all so great when feeding a hungry crowd.
Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers
Because it doesn’t get more American than hot dogs at an outdoor celebration, take it up a notch and serve these grilled cheese hot dogs. They’re always a huge hit.
Grilled Cheese Hot Dogs
Cornbread! Cornbread! Cornbread! An outdoor summertime meal is not complete without a side of cornbread. Enjoy these creative and delicious cornbread recipes at your celebration.
Cheesy Corn Cornbread
Honey Corn Muffins for a Crowd
Of course we couldn’t put together a summertime recipe round-up without everyone’s favorite summer staple, watermelon!! This watermelon-feta salad is a refreshing addition to any summertime menu.
Watermelon Feta Salad
Now that you have a great selection of festive recipes to choose from along with easy and delicious appetizers, mains and sides, let’s finish strong with some decadent desserts.
These homemade ice cream sandwiches will have you screaming for ice cream for sure. So yummy!
Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches
This chocolate chocolate chip sheet cake is hands down the best sheet cake! Moist chocolate cake, creamy chocolate frosting and topped with chocolate chips. Such a great dessert to make for a crowd!
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Sheet Cake
Fresh peaches and cherries are more summertime musts. Here are a couple of recipes that you will want to bake all summer long. Mmmmm…I can smell my kitchen now!
Snickerdoodle Peach Cobbler
Fresh Cherry Pie
Now for some refreshments everyone is sure to love!
Ice chest tea is sweet, delicious and refreshing. So great to make ahead and it’s so nice that people can just serve themselves out of ice chest.
Ice Chest Tea
When the celebration calls for a cocktail, this light yet boozy drink of mezcal, bourbon and blueberry is cheers-worthy for sure. Such a fun and yummy cocktail!
I hope you enjoy these recipes all summer while celebrating our great nation with your friends and family!