The best party recipes for occasions like the Fourth of July, are simple party recipes that allow you enjoy the celebration too. These festive treats are just that easy. You can even have little ones help with the prep work, while older kids can make some of these recipes completely on their own.

Whether or not you have a little sous chef by your side, these July 4th recipes will have you in and out of the kitchen in no time.


4th of July recipes; Watermelon Stars from Hip Hip Hooray Blog

It doesn’t get any easier than these delightfully simple watermelon stars via Hip Hip Hooray.  Slice watermelon, punch out shapes with a star-shaped cookie cutter, and call it Independence Day.

Fourth of July recipes: star fruit pops

The 4th of July Fruit Pops from Bakers Royale might be my new favorite thing ever. Aren’t they amazing? All you need to make that gorgeousness are apples, blueberries, a watermelon and stripey paper straws.


Fourth of July recipes: Red White and Blue Sangria

Recipe Girl Lori Lange is not messing around with this festive libation! Her heavenly Red, White and Blue Sangria is serious business for a serious party. Especially if you feel fancy enough to cut stars out of fresh pineapple. Lori’s recipe is also easily adapted for the kids and you mamas who won’t be partying quite so seriously next week. Just skip the wine, triple sec and vodka and use a mix of your favorite fruit juices instead.


Fourth of July recipes: Rice Krispy Treat and Fruit Kabob

I’ve seen a lot of adorable red, white and blue fruit kabobs, but this 4th of July “Sparkler” by Rachel Lacy from 5 Minutes for Mom takes the cake or, um, the Rice Krispy treat. Who can argue with strawberries, blueberries, and a star shaped marshmallow treat? Not me.


Fourth of July blueberry pie recipe

This pretty Blueberry Pie Recipe is a little more involved than the other recipes, but just barely, promise. Simplify the recipe from CosmoCookie by grabbing two all-natural, store-bought pie crusts. Fill one with berries tossed with a few pantry ingredients and use the other to cut out stars to top your pie. Done and done. And gorgeous.