12 Tips for a Perfect Fourth of July Backyard Party

12 Tips for a Perfect Fourth of July Backyard Party

Summer is nearly upon us and that means cookout season has begun! We’re past Memorial Day, before Labor Day, and the Fourth of July is right around the corner! What are your plans for your Independence Day celebration? Check out some great recipes for your Fourth of July Backyard Party, and how an outdoor fireplace with pizza oven insert can take your celebration to the next level.

Stars and Stripes Sugar Cookie Bars

Of course, the Fourth of July is a holiday when we celebrate our patriotism, and there’s no better way than with these Stars and Stripes Sugar Cookie Bars. They start with a basic sugar cookie recipe, then make it into a bar with buttercream frosting and gel decorations. They’re sure to be a hit!



Recipe: http://delightfulemade.com/2015/06/11/stars-and-stripes-sugar-cookie-bars/

American Flag Marshmallow Pops

If you’re a marshmallow fan, going patriotic doesn’t get much easier than these fun American flag marshmallow pops. All it takes is some marshmallows; red, white and blue candy melts; lollipop sticks; and candy stars and you’re set!



Recipe: http://www.twosisterscrafting.com/american-flag-marshmallow-pops/

Red, White and Blue Deviled Eggs

If you really want to get creative and have a conversation piece at the table, you can’t go wrong with these red, white and blue treats. Show off your love for the stars and stripes with eggs in our national colors! All it takes is a little food coloring and you’re off to the races!



Recipe: https://www.createdby-diane.com/2013/06/how-to-make-red-white-and-blue-deviled-eggs.html

Dipped Oreo Flags

Here’s another clever Independence-Day-themed recipe that’s super simple and just requires some candy melts and Oreos. These cookie flags are sure to be a big hit at every cookout!



Recipe: https://craftyrecipes.com/4th-july-dipped-oreo-flags/

Blueberry, Strawberry and Jicama Salsa

Of course, all your July 4 foods don’t have to be sugary sweets. What about this tasty and super healthy Independence Day salsa? It’s loaded with superfoods, and is cool and refreshing for those hot early July days.



Recipe: https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/blueberry-strawberry-jicama-salsa/

American Flag Vegetable Tray

While we’re sticking with our theme of healthy and delicious, why not put together this American Flag vegetable tray with homemade dill dip? It’s an outstanding way to offer delicious finger foods that are great for the body and low calorie, low carg!



Recipe: https://www.livinglocurto.com/american-flag-vegetable-tray-2/#sthash.EcO7AEnE.dpbs

Easy Flag Fruit Dessert

Of course, you can also be healthy and cater to the sweet tooth at the same time! Check out this easy flag fruit dessert tray with cherries, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and yogurt-covered pretzels!



Recipe: https://www.familyfreshmeals.com/2015/05/easy-flag-fruit-dessert.html

Double-Berry Coconut Pops

Looking for a way to offer something sweet and delicious to the carb counters in your crew? Try freezing up a batch of these easy double-berry coconut pops, with no added sugar. Your guests will be cool, refreshed and healthy!



Recipe: https://www.anediblemosaic.com/double-berry-coconut-pops-no-added-sugar/

4th of July Fruit & Jell-O Cups

Who doesn’t love the classic dessert of Jell-O Fruit Cups? This is a fast and easy dessert that you can put together in a flash and people will love. As a bonus, go for the sugar-free Jell-O and you’ve got another great option for the low-carb crowd.



Recipe: https://thefirstyearblog.com/4th-of-july-fruit-jello-cups/

Red Velvet Blondie Cheesecake

When it comes time for dessert, this cheesecake and red velvet cake crossover is like heaven. It’s moist, sweet, and creamy and it’s also super patriotic with a red, white and blue color scheme!



Recipe: https://www.lifeloveandsugar.com/2015/06/08/red-velvet-blondie-cheesecake/

Add an Outdoor Fireplace for the Perfect Atmosphere

All the recipes in the world only help to enhance the ambiance of your party. To create the perfect welcoming atmosphere for your July 4th celebration, add an Emberside outdoor fireplace to create the perfect atmosphere. Check out our line of products and get in touch for more information today!