Swoon-worthy July 4th Snacks & Spreads

June 26, 2012 by DIY

Without a doubt, my absolute favorite holiday is Independence Day. Sure, I adore getting together for delicious feasts on Thanksgiving and hanging ornaments on the tree for Christmas — but there’s nothing better than the sheer joy of summertime weather mixed with backyard barbecues and carefree celebrations. I love it all: sparklers, spritzers, sprinklers, and red, white, and blue galore!

While browsing for clever ideas for this year’s July 4th festivities, I found a spread of ideas that were too cute not to share with my scarf gals (oh, and if you’re looking for outfit inspiration, check out our holiday outfit ideas for the big day, too). From delicious snacks to swoon-worthy spreads, there’s bound to be something that fits into your Independence Day party theme. Try a DIY and a recipe or two. Trust me: you’ll by the hostess with the mostess in no time. ;)

  • This Red, White, and Blueberry Trifle by Martha Stewart is the perfect dessert for a hot summer barbecue: light, refreshing, and scrumptious.

July 4th desserts

  • I ADORE everything in this spread by A Field Journal. From the paper trays to the bold banners, it’s every bit adorable, festive, and country-cute.

July fourth party supplies

  • These mouth-watering cookie ice cream sandwiches by Cooking On the Side are easy to make and will be a guaranteed crowd (and stomach :)) pleaser!

July 4th party food ideas

  • Doesn’t this porch just make you want to cuddle up and read a good book or play classic board games with the fam? Gingham, stripe, and polka dot patterns (and flowers in patriotic hues!) keep Americana themes fresh and chic.

Fourth of July decorating ideas

  • Impress your family and friends with a super-cool flag cake! This one by Glorious Treats is crafted to patriotic perfection (we love the robin’s blue cake stand, too!).

Fourth of July desserts

  • I ♥ how this centerpiece is so colorful and so simple! Just collect some blue jars and pick red peonies — so charming, so classy, so shabby-chic.

independence day supplies

  • Because no July 4th celebration is complete without a delicious cocktail, especially one that’s super cute and festive. ;)

July 4th cocktails

  • This sweet (and completely adorable) red, white, and blue picnic over at Junebug Weddings makes my heart melt. Berries, chevron, and bread baskets are the epitome of chic simplicity.

chevron party decor

  • Summer movie nights are the best! Take a cue from Your Homebased Mom and put together a wagon full of goodies like soda pop and cracker jacks. This is a cute idea for fireworks-watching, too. :)

Movie night basket

  • And of course, no July 4th would be complete without fabulous nails — obsessed with this cute DIY gingham nail art from The Beauty Department!

The Beauty Department gingham nail art

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  • Reply Melanie May 21, 2015 at 12:48 am

    Great pictures and ideas. Those cookies look amazing, definitely need to try that recipe. Great post I’m looking forward to checking out some more inspiring posts :)

  • Reply admin June 27, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    So happy the post inspired you, Leigh Anne! I am completely obsessed with your movie night treat wagon (my triplet nieces will love it even more!). I hope you have a very lovely holiday next week!

  • Reply Leigh [email protected] Homebased Mom June 27, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Love all the fun ideas! Think I need to make the flag cake for our neighborhood 4th of July party. Thanks for including my movie night treat wagon!

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