July 4th is one of the best holidays. Combine friends, family, patriotic pride, and sunny days into one celebration.
In addition to the breathtaking fireworks, the food on July 4th also plays a major role. Of all the summer recipes combined with all the fun ways to incorporate red, white, and blue into your food, the options for creating the perfect July 4th menu can be a bit overwhelming.
Fortunately, many recipes require very little prep and can be scaled down or down based on the number of guests you get for the big night.
We have put together a full menu of these simple and fun foods that will be a real sensation on Independence Day. It covers all of the basics from starters to side dishes to delicious desserts and even some decorating ideas to spice up your spread. Check out these easy July 4th meal ideas that will help you spend less time in the kitchen and more time partying with loved ones.
While grilled meats and sugary treats are generally in the spotlight, the humble vegetarian dish is always an essential part of a successful summer barbecue. For a perfect starter on July 4th, arrange the striped vegetables on a baking sheet or square plate. Next, add a square container of your favorite sauce for an edible flag. You can also cut the stars to garnish the sauce.
The Side Dish
The perfect side dish is delicious, filling, and has something special that will make you come back. That is what makes this potato salad so perfect for the occasion. The potato salad is delicious on its own, but the addition of spinach and bacon gives it freshness and depth.
The Main Course
Although technically German, hot dogs have become synonymous with America and their favorite hobby is baseball! So it’s easy to serve hot dogs on Independence Day considering how tasty and simple they are. If you want to liven up your dogs a little, try adding some BLT ingredients, such as B. Diced tomato, chopped lettuce, and of course, bacon.
A party isn’t complete without a few cocktails, but making enough for a whole group of people can mean buying a ton of expensive ingredients. Fortunately, this sangria takes a few supplies and looks very festive. All you need is a few bottles of wine, watermelon, and frozen fruit, and the wine can easily be swapped for sparkling water.
No July 4th holiday would be complete without decorations that ignite people’s patriotic spirit. If you want adorable decorations for your party but don’t want to spend too much time and money, check out our list of July 4th crafts that would look great alongside these simple dishes.
July 4th is a festival with family and friends, not overly lavish and time-consuming meals. If you and your friends are looking for ways to make the big day as fun and stress-free as possible, be sure to share this menu with them on Facebook.