4th of July Desserts + Decoration Ideas

Add a delicious spread of red, white and blue to your table with these 4th of July party ideas.

With the 4th of July just over a week away I’ve been busy making a list of red white and blue desserts and appetizers that I want to serve. I love spending time in the kitchen creating fun recipes, and often go overboard when it comes to prepping appetizers and desserts. Just this past week I spent way too much at the grocery store as I kept thinking of more and more ideas and running up and down the aisles to grab ingredients. There are just so many fun 4th of July dessert recipes, it’s hard to just pick two or three.

4th of july party ideas

This year the 4th of July menu includes smoked Ribs, burgers, hot dogs, pasta, potato salad and fruit salad, as well as a dessert bar. I haven’t finalized the dessert bar but I know these Red, White, and Blue cupcake cones will be the centerpiece as they are a big hit with the kids. I love that they’re a mess free way to eat cupcakes on a warm summer day.

Thanks to Oriental Trading for sending me 4th of July products, we have all the supplies needed for our 4th of July dessert table.

4th of july party ideas utensils

The Utensil Caddy Basket is perfect for keeping your utensils, plates, and napkins organized at any type of party, school gathering or picnic.

4th of july rice krispies treats

I’m always trying to find an easy way to add a splash of color to our parties. I used to use crepe paper but our new cathedral ceilings make that hard. The 4th of July Hanging Fans are an easy way to add a decorative touch, and can be hung indoors or outdoors. After our 4th of July party I plan to save the blue and white ones and reuse for Baby Boy’s 1st Mickey Mouse Birthday party next month.

4th of july drinks

These milk cups are one of my favorite ways to serve beverages and these colorful straws match the patriotic colors. The wooden tray provides an easy and convenient way to move the beverages from room to room or to the back patio.

4th Of July Desserts:

4th of July Cupcakes in a cone

Patriotic Brownies

4th of July Rice Krispie Treats

Red, White, and Blue Dessert cups

Firecracker Cake

4th of july cupcakes

4th of july angel cake with fruit

What is your favorite dessert or appetizer to make for the 4th of July?


  1. shelly peterson says:

    Looks like Oriental Trading has some nice stuff to help prepare for a 4th of July celebration. Your food menu sounds delicious.

  2. Elena says:

    I love these ideas. I like to make a berry kabob with strawberries, blueberries and marshmallows for the 4th of July

  3. Starla says:

    Those are great ideas! So festive and delicious! We love to make a red,white and blue berry lemonade. For the adult drinks we make jello shots which are also so fun!