Fun Food Hacks For Celebrating the Fourth Of July!

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, you’re probably thinking about all the fun ways to celebrate with your kids. Whether you’re heading to a loved ones house for a big family BBQ or you’re hosting the celebrations in your own backyard, the Fourth of July is the perfect excuse to do something different and of course, have a blast! 

When it comes to the meals you’re serving up on Independence Day, you want a spread that looks as good as it tastes. I’ve created three fun food hacks for celebrating the fourth of July that are guaranteed to bring a little bit of extra magic to your backyard picnic or barbecue. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create some amazing food memories for your kids (and yourself) that they’ll look back on for years to come. 

And what could be more American than red, white, and blue? 

FOR THE BBQ: American Flag HotDog Platter

Have you ever served Hot Dogs in a way that was just as American as they are? No? Well consider this your sign to try your hand at creating my American Flag Hot Dog Platter! Present your Fourth Of July guests with a new spin on an old classic by creating red, white, and blue hot dog sections topped with ketchup and mustard (and maybe even some relish). You can skewer the hot dogs or arrange them like the stars on our flag—make it your own! 


Not ready for the main course? No biggie! 

For Snacking On: American Flag Charcuterie Board

What’s better than a classic charcuterie spread on your table? How about an American Flag themed charcuterie board?! This is such a fun twist on the classic and it’s so easy to make! Red, white, and blue treats are the perfect way to celebrate the holiday and your kids are sure to love it. My kids and I chose blueberries, strawberries and yogurt covered pretzels for ours, but get creative!


Craving something sweet? How about…

For Dessert: American Flag Cake

As you’re planning your Fourth of July celebrations, don’t forget to think outside the box when it comes to dessert. If you have time, whip up your favorite cake (or grab a box cake from your local supermarket, no one will know the difference!) and decorate it with all things red, white and blue! My kids and I had a blast decorating our cake with strawberries and blueberries – a fun activity and super festive for the Fourth of July!

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