Over 50 4th of July Ideas

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Over 50 4th of July ideas for every aspect of your holiday, including 4th of July recipes and crafts! Many are fully patriotic in red, white and blue and some are just perfect for summer fun like delicious grilled recipes. 

Over 50 4th of July ideas to make your perfect holiday celebration! Ideas for 4th of July recipes - side dishes, main meal, desserts and drinks - as well as 4th of July crafts and party ideas! Everything you need in one place! | THE LOVE NERDS #fourthofjuly #redwhiteandblue #patrioticrecipes #patrioticcrafts


I admit, the main reason that I love the 4th of July is that it is a pause in the summer craziness to enjoy the warm weather, family, friends, and great food!

We typically spend it poolside, staying cool in the water while also grilling chicken wings and drinking tasty cocktails! I will definitely be making a pitcher of Summer Sangria

Now that Liam is getting old enough, I’m excited to start showing him firework shows and fun parades! I love seeing his face light up by the excitement of the holiday. 

Plus I know he’s going to love some of these 4th of July ideas. He has already requested a Captain America Star Shield shirt for the holiday! 

So I’m sharing a TON of 4th of July ideas, including 4th of July recipes – side dishes, main dishes, desserts and drinks- and 4th of July crafts below! I hope you will find a ton of things to try and eventually love! 

Over 50 4th of July ideas to make your perfect holiday celebration! Ideas for 4th of July recipes - side dishes, main meal, desserts and drinks - as well as 4th of July crafts and party ideas! Everything you need in one place! | THE LOVE NERDS #fourthofjuly #redwhiteandblue #patrioticrecipes #patrioticcrafts

Over 50 4th of July Ideas

4th of July is one of our favorite holidays. It's a day of fun, fireworks, and fantastic summer weather!

We love spending it in the sun, grilling up yummy food, sipping on cocktails, wearing some Captain America or Captain Marvel clothes, and, of course, seeing fireworks!

Here are a ton of fourth of July ideas that you will love - recipes, crafts, decor and more! Everything you need to create the perfect holiday!

4th of July Side Dish Recipes

You can't have a 4th of July bbq without delicious sides! Below you will find potato salads, pasta salads, fresh fruit ideas and picnic classics like baked beans! Everything you need to round out a delicious 4th of July meal for guests.

The Best No Mayo Potato Salad with Bacon

The best potato salad for summer picnics! Loaded with bacon and NO MAYO!

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Zesty Ranch BLT Pasta Salad

A delicious pasta salad with a zesty iItalian and ranch dressing that is light and flavorful! Plus bacon! You can never go wrong with bacon!

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Patriotic Red White and Blue Fruit Salad

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A simple 4th of July side dish everyone will love!

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Delicious honey poppy seed salad with red and blue fruit!

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Beet Salad

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Colorful and beautiful side dish for summer parties!

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Broccoli Salad

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Super easy side dish with great flavor!

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Watermelon Arugula Salad

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Tasty and colorful - Arugula tossed with sweet watermelon, juicy blueberries, salty feta cheese, and finished with a balsamic glaze!

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Grilled Corn Recipe with Miso Butter

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Frilled corn recipe drenched in a homemade miso butter with zesty Japanese togarashi seasoning!

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Easy Crockpot Baked Beans With Bacon

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Baked beans are needed at every summer picnic!

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Caprese Salad Skewers with Pesto & Bacon

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Easy Caprese salad skewers with pesto and bacon make a great appetizer or side dish!

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How to Make Coleslaw From Scratch

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You can't have a BBQ without coleslaw!

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Deviled Avocado Eggs

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Healthy and flavorful alternative to traditional deviled eggs.

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Summer Macaroni Salad

Easy macaroni pasta salad for your summer get togethers.

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4th of July Main Dish Recipes

Perfect dinner or lunch recipes you are going to love on the 4th of July and all summer long!

Delicious Avocado Turkey Burgers

A light healthy turkey burger recipe filled full of flavorful avocado and spices!

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4 Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

One of the easiest recipes to make that is a big win for crowds! Plus, so many ways to serve and customize!

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Hawaiian Chicken - Simply Stacie

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Bright happy flavors that are perfect for a warm summer day!

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Chicken Foil Packets | Campfire Recipes

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Super easy foil packets that are great on the grill or while camping!

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Grilled Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa & Avocado Lime Sauce

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You can't get much better than grilled fish tacos in my book!

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Grilled Sweet Chipotle Pork Tenderloin with Cilantro Lime Chimichurri

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It doesn't get much better than the amazing flavor in this chipotle pork recipe! It will be a big win with your guests.

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Grilled Shrimp Skewers

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Easy and simple grilled shrimp recipe!

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Sweet Tea Grilled Chicken

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Nothing says summer to me quite like sweet tea which makes this a fun chicken recipe for the grill!

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Easy Grilled (or broiled) Chicken Shish Kabob recipe

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Easy to customize and allow guests to make their own if you want!

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Turkey Burger With Greek Yogurt Topping

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A light, healthier burger bursting with amazing flavor!

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4th of July Desserts

All holiday celebrations need good food and dessert is obviously the most important! I'm sharing lots of red, white and blue desserts as well as summer favorites!

Light Angel Food Cupcakes with Strawberry Whipped Topping

A summer classic dessert recipe topped with red and blue fruit and white whipped topping!

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Captain America Cookies

These Captain America cookies are both nerdy and patriotic!! There a big win for any kids as a 4th of July cookie!

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Red White and Blue Pinwheel Cookies

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These patriotic pinwheel cookies will put a sparkle of fun into your festivities!

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Red, White and Blue Jello Cups

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Patriotic Jello Cups that are easy to make and fun to share with kids and adults alike!

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4th Of July "Stained Glass" Red, White & Blue Star Cookies

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Gorgeous 4th of July cookies with stained glass inside! They will wow your guests.

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Firecracker Meringue Cookies

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A light cookie perfect for warm summer days!

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Easy Patriotic Cupcakes

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Patriotic Cupcakes are easy to make and perfectly festive for 4th of July with layers of red, white and blue!

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Raspberry Tea Floats

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Raspberry Tea Floats are a fruity twist on the popular Root Beer Float, but but using sparkling raspberry herbal tea instead! A fun and colorful treat!

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Patriotic Snow Cones {easy & fun recipe}

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The perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day and a great 4th of July activity for guests!

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4th of July Recipes – A “Berry Easy” Patriotic Brownie Trifle

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Super easy dessert that is easily made patriotic for 4th of July!

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Patriotic Pudding Pops

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These red, white and blue Pudding Pops are so easy to make!

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Grilled Triple Berry Crisp in a Cast Iron Skillet

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Combine the juiciest, fresh berries of the season with all the added flavor and enjoyment of firing up the barbecue grill.

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Patriotic Firecracker Dipped Pretzel Rods

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Chocolate covered pretzels are always a crowd favorite and are easily made holiday perfect!

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Yoghurt Filled Raspberries

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Simply stuff some plump raspberries with Greek yoghurt and enjoy!

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Red, White & Blue Chocolate Strawberries

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Chocolate covered strawberries with a patriotic spin!

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Whether red, white and blue as a patriotic drink or just full of summer flavors, these drinks will wow your guests on the 4th of July!

Red, white and blue punch recipe – Great for kids!

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Fun multi-colored punch that is easy, yummy, and sure to delight your littles.

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The Best Summer Sangria Recipe

A simple summer sangria recipe filled with white wine and red and blue berries! Easy to customize though for tons of flavors.

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Raspberry Lemonade Sangria

Make lemonade even better with this cocktail recipe with fresh raspberries.

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Refreshing White Peach Sangria

If you like peaches, you must try this white peach sangria recipe! Light, sweet, and flavorful!

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Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade Spritzer

Lemonade is made even better with a delicious strawberry simple syrup and sparkling wine for fun celebratory bubbles!

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Red, White & Blue Layered 4th of July Mocktail

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Making fun mocktails is almost a guaranteed hit with the kiddos, but layered beverages will seal the deal.

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Riesling Peach And Cherry Slushies

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A delicious frozen cocktail with wine, cherries, and peaches that is perfect for warm summer pool day!

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Berry Mojito

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A refreshing bright cocktail recipe with a beautiful color!

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Red White and Blue Slushy Cocktail

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I can't get enough of these colorful and bright cocktail slushies!

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4th of July Crafts

From party decor and kids crafts to 4th of July shirt and home decor, here are 4th of July crafts you'll love!

DIY Captain America Star Shield Shirt

Be nerdy and patriotic at the same time! with this fun Captain America shirt!

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DIY Firework Vases

Easy way to customize vases or tableware with this vinyl fireworks design!

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DIY Glittery All American Princess Shirt With Free Cut File

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4th of July shirt design for your kiddos!

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DIY Patriotic Rag Wreath

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Easy 4th of July wreath idea the kids can easily help make!

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Pool Noodle Patriotic Wreath

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A fun 4th of July wreath full of stars and a patriotic bow!

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3 Star String Art Tutorial

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String art is fun way to make a unique home decor piece for the 4th of July!

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