Summer is in full swing and it's almost time for your 4th of July barbecue! Independence Day is such a fun holiday to celebrate and plan for. You can get fancy with lots of red white and blue decorations or keep it simple with a grill and some good music. We love taking advantage of the fabulous patriotic colors and making recipes to go on theme with the holiday. Check out four of our favorite easy to do patriotic recipes for desserts and cocktails. Not hosting a barbecue or party? Bring these items over to a friend or family member's party as a thank you for hosting you!
These snow cone cupcakes are a staff favorite at FineStationery.com, and will be a hit at your upcoming holiday party. The addition of the crystal sprinkles, paper cups, and plastic spoons make this treat looks just like their ice inspiration. Snow Cone Cupcakes by Bakerella
Get in the spirit of celebrating with some liberty libations. This firecracker of a cocktail is a great party cocktail for your guests, and looks great displayed at the bar or in a clear drinking glass! Add a fun paper straw or metallic sparkler stirrer to make it extra spirited! Guy Fieri's Fourth of July Cocktail by Food Network
Make sure the non-drinkers can get in on the fun as well. These fruity yet creamy fruit punch floats packed the perfect punch of flavor and can be brought out for the entire barbecue or just for dessert. Fruit Punch Ice Cream Float by Celebrations.com
Decadent desserts are what make celebrating holidays fun. These red white and blue strawberries are easy to make for the holidays, and can be changed in color and sprinkle variation for different events. If you don't have time to make these at home, order them from FruitBouquets.com. Patriots Pride Strawberries by FruitBouquets.com
Need more entertaining inspiration? Check out these previous posts:
Memorial Day Menu
Sweet Memorial Day Menu
Icy Homemade Treats
What will you be serving up next week for your 4th of July barbecue?