Fourth Of July Themed Recipes

We may not be able to celebrate July 4th like we usually do, but something that we can definitely do is EAT. I love a themed menu! These 4th of July themed recipes are all simple and easy to make, colorful and fun. If you make any of these be sure to tag me on Instagram! Happy 4th everyone!

Red, White & Blue Sangria 

A themed drink is a great touch to any meal and I love this sangria. I found this recipe here.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 bottle dry white wine 
  • 1 cup white grape juice
  • 2 cup blueberries
  • 1 lb strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 bottle champagne/sparkling wine 
  • 2 apples, thinly sliced

For a non-alcoholic version, you can take out the white wine and substitute the champagne/sparkling wine with Sprite or another soda. 

How to make it:

  • Stir together the white wine, white grape juice, blueberries and strawberries in a large pitcher.
  • Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours. The longer it sits, the redder it will be.
  • When you're ready to serve, add the chilled champagne and apple slices then pour over ice.

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Red, White & Blue Cheese Board 

This charcuterie board is beautiful! A board is a great customizable treat. 

What you’ll need:

  • Red fruit of your choice
  • Blue fruit of your choice
  • Black olives
  • Cold cut selection
  • Cheese of your choice
  • Crackers of your choice

How to make it:

  • Use a star cutter to cut some pieces of your cheese
  • Arrange your red items together, your white items together and your blue items together
  • Place your cheese stars across the board

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Firecracker Hot Dogs

This is a super cute idea that everyone will love! I found this recipe here.

What you’ll need:

  • 16 wooden skewers
  • 16 hot dogs
  • 16 pieces of refrigerated breadstick dough
  • 8 1/4" thick slices of colby jack cheese (you should be able to get 2 stars from each slice)
  • Bread stick dough

How to make it: 

  • Preheat oven to 375. Line cookie/baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet
  • Insert skewers through all of the hot dogs, leaving about 1/2" exposed at the top for the cheese
  • Take one piece of the bread stick dough and wrap around one hot dog. Start at the bottom and circle towards the top. Repeat for the remaining hot dogs.
  • Place wrapped dogs on the baking sheet and place in oven, baking according to the breadstick directions.
  • While the hot dogs are baking, take a small star shaped cookie cutter and cut out your cheese stars.
  • Once the hot dogs are done, cool slightly and stick a cheese star on the top.

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Don’t forget to tag me in your photos if you make any of these recipes! Feel free to personalize any of these treats and make them your own. Thanks for reading!


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