Ready to make your July 4th menu extra fun and festive? We’ve searched from sea to shining sea for the best red, white and blue recipes—from a wowza watermelon cake to refreshing salads and playful popsicles. Flip through the photo gallery below for Independence Day dishes that are sure to impress.

Patriotic Pancake Stacks

Serve up the breakfast of July 4th champions with this perfect pancake idea. Think: kid-sized pancake stacks, fresh berries, and a healthy dollop of whip cream. Yum! Get the full scoop at Modern Parents Messy Kids.

photo: Modern Parents Messy Kids

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

— Abigail Matsumoto