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

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

— Abigail Matsumoto, Erin Lem, & Susie Foresman