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.

Watermelon and Blueberry Salad with Feta

Change up your salad routine with this refreshing dish that your kids are guaranteed to dig into. Bonus: this light salad only takes 15 minutes to create! The full recipe can be found at the food blog Wholesomelicious.

photo: Wholesomelicious

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

— Abigail Matsumoto, Erin Lem, & Susie Foresman