Three cheers for the red, white, and blue! In honor of 4th of July menus everywhere, we’ve rounded up patriotic dishes that will go off like gangbusters with big and little eaters alike. Click through the slideshow below for festive salads, creative desserts, refreshing mocktails and other ideas that will make your 4th extra fun.

Donut Hole Skewers

Ah, there’s nothing like a jaw-dropping dish that’s simple-as-pie to pull off. These skewers involve zero cooking, your fave sweet dips, and just a wee bit of assembly. Sounds like the perfect excuse to score a baker’s dozen for July 4th! For the super simple instructions, click on over to ValSoCal.

photo: ValSoCal

  • Donut Hole Skewers
  • Red, White, & Blue Potato Salad
  • Flag Pizza
  • Double Berry Puff Pancake
  • Grilled Chicken with Red & Blue(berry) Salsa
  • Red White Blue Trifles
  • Red, White, & Blue Deviled Eggs
  • Red, White, & Blueberry Scones
  • Summer Fruit Wands
  • Flag Fruit Pizza
  • Independence Punch
  • Patriotic Quinoa Salad
  • Patriotic Rice Krispie Treats
  • Watermelon and Blueberry Salad with Feta
  • White Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
  • Kettle Corn
  • Red, White and Blueberry Salad
  • Flag Candy-Coated Pretzels
  • Honey Almond Oat Snack Bars
  • Watermelon Star Bites
  • Cheesecake Popsicles
  • No Bake Triple Berry Crisp
  • Savory Bacon and Balsamic Watermelon Salad
  • Brownie Flag
  • Patriotic Mocktail
  • Vanilla Cream Fruit Tart
  • Flag Fruit Plate

Which one of these colorful dishes will you make this year? Share feedback in the Comments below!

— Abigail Matsumoto, Erin Lem, & Susie Foresman