4th of July Party Menu Ideas

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This delicious collection of 4th of July Party Menu Ideas is full of star-spangled spread inspiration to help you throw an amazing and memorable cookout. We’re talking everything from cocktails to apps, mains, sides, salads, all the way through to irresistible desserts. Check it out!

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4th of July Party Menu Ideas – A delicious collection of cocktails, apps, mains, sides, salads and desserts to help you throw an amazing and memorable star-spangled cookout! #4thofjulypartyideas #4thofjulyfood #4thofjulyfoodrecipes #fourthofjulyfood #july4thfood #july4thpartyideas #bbqfood #summerrecipes #giveitsomethyme | giveitsomethyme.com

4th of July Party Menu Ideas

You’ll find this cross-cultural roundup of recipes to have something for everyone and is meant to be a mix-and-match menu. Customize as you like for your gang. Let’s get started!

Cocktails

Get your party started with these refreshing drink ideas in addition to that cooler of brews and chilled wine. These recipes are equally as quenching when made as mocktails too!

4th of July Party Menu Ideas - Gingered Peach & Blueberry Mojitos - beat the heat with a refreshingly flavorful twist to the classic cocktail! #mojitos #cocktails #cocktailrecipes #mocktails #peachrecipes #blueberries #summerrecipes #giveitsomethyme | giveitsomethyme.com

Gingered Peach & Blueberry Mojitos

Sparkling Red White & Blue Sangria by Gimme Some Oven

Hibiscus Cherry Vodka Spritz by Half Baked Harvest

Tropical Citrus Collins by Bakers Royale

Strawberry Rhubarb Gin Fizz by Crumb Top Baking

Appetizers

Here are a variety of summery starters to go with your cocktails and all can be prepped ahead for stress-free entertaining.?

4th of July Party Menu Ideas - Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta Cheese Board | Give it Some Thyme – a delicious snacking display of heirloom tomato bruschetta with an assortment of Italian cheeses, charcuterie, toasted baguette and more! #heirloomtomatobruschetta #heirloomtomatobruschettarecipe #tomatobruschetta #cheeseandcharcuterieboard #cheeseandcharcuterieboardhowtomake #summerrecipes #july4thfood #giveitsomethyme

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta Cheese Board

Cherry Tomato and Pancetta Mini Quiches | Give it Some Thyme – a delicious and easy mini quiche recipe perfect for brunch or snacking any time of day! #miniquiche #miniquicherecipe #miniquichesinmuffintin #easterbrunchfood #easterbrunchideas #mothersdaybrunch #mothersdaybrunchideas #brunch #brunchrecipes #brunchideas #appetizers #giveitsomethyme

Cherry Tomato & Pancetta Mini Quiches

Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes – succulent high lump crab-to-breading ratio cakes served with a silky, luscious citrusy sauce. #appetizers #springrecipe #summerrecipe #lightdinners #lightdinnersforsummer #crabcakes #crabcakesrecipe #meyerlemon #chardonnaysauce #winesauce #giveitsomethyme | giveitsomethyme.com

Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes

4th of July Party Menu Ideas - Roasted Corn and Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho - vegan, creamy, and delicious corn and heirloom tomato gazpacho recipe. #corngazpacho #gazpacho #heirloomtomatogazpacho #cornsoup #coldsoup #summerrecipe #cornrecipe #vegansoup #summerrecipes #giveitsomethyme | giveitsomethyme.com

Roasted Corn & Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho

Patriotic Flag Fruit Platter by The Creative Bite

Mains

These are main dishes you’ll want to make well beyond the 4th! And again, all can be prepped ahead.

4th of July Party Menu Ideas - Easy Summer Kitchen Clambake #clambake #easyclambake #july4thfood #summerrecipes #giveitsomethyme | giveitsomethyme.com

Easy Summer Kitchen Clambake

4th of July Party Menu Ideas - Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken with Fresh Fruit Summer Salsa | Give it Some Thyme #summerrecipes #july4thfood #giveitsomethyme

Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken w/ Fresh Fruit Summer Salsa

Greek Lamb Burgers w/ Avocado Tzatziki – fire up the grill for these herb-laced lamb burgers and tasty tzatziki sauce! #greeklambburgers #lambburgers #burgers #mediterraneanlambburgers #grilledburgers #lambburgerswithtzatziki #tzatziki #summerrecipes #fathersdayrecipes #giveitsomethyme | giveitsomethyme.com

Greek Lamb Burgers w/ Avocado Tzatziki

Paella Stuffed Zucchini w/ Shrimp & Chorizo | Give it Some Thyme - Anchor into this gluten and dairy free, saffron-kissed Spanish-inspired recipe complete with plump shrimp and savory chorizo! #paella #paellarecipe #paellarecipeseafood #shrimppaella #shrimppaellarecipe #stuffedzucchini #stuffedzucchiniboats #stuffedzucchinirecipes #july4thfood #giveitsomethyme

Paella Stuffed Zucchini w/ Shrimp & Chorizo

Steak with Spicy Chimichurri

Steak & Chips with Spicy Chimichurri by Dennis The Prescott

Mexican Green Chili Veggie Burgers by Minimalist Baker

Salads & Sides

These salads & sides are full of flavor and will complement any main you decide to dish up.?

Grilled Shrimp Garden Salad w/ Sesame Lime Dressing - a delicious, summery salad loaded with fresh greens, tomatoes, corn, cucumbers and succulent shrimp! #gardensalads #summersalads #entreesalads #ketorecipes #grilledshrimp #healthydinners #quickandeasy #giveitsomethyme | giveitsomethyme.com

Shrimp Garden Salad w/ Sesame Lime Dressing

4th of July Party Menu Ideas - Grilled Corn with Manchego and Lime #cornsalad #summerrecipes #july4thfood #giveitsomethyme | Give it Some Thyme

Grilled Corn w/ Manchego & Lime Salad

4th of July Party Menu Ideas - Basil Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Tortellini Salad #sidesalad #july4thfood #summerrecipes #pastasalad #giveitsomethyme | giveitsomethyme.com

Basil Sun-dried Tomato Tortellini Salad

Grilled Cantaloupe Black Bean Salad – a delicious, vegan and gluten-free farmers' market-inspired salad dressed in a lime vinaigrette. #vegan #glutenfree #sidesalads #summersalads #summerrecipes #healthyrecipes #mealprep #blackbeansalad #grilledcantaloupe #giveitsomethyme | giveitsomethyme.com

Grilled Cantaloupe & Black Bean Salad

Baby Potato & Green Bean Salad #july4thfood #summerrecipes #potatosalad #giveitsomethyme | giveitsomethyme.com

No Mayo Baby Potato & Green Bean Salad

Asian Red Cabbage Slaw | giveitsomethyme.com – a standout slaw with a brilliant purple hue that’s a super easy and tasty year-round side dish! #redcabbagecoleslaw #asiancoleslaw #redcabbagecoleslawpulledpork #redcabbagerecipes #redcabbagerecipessalad #asianredcabbagecoleslaw #coleslawrecipe #coleslawrecipeforpulledpork #bbqsidedishes #giveitsomethyme

Asian Red Cabbage Slaw

Tomato Basil Pie by 31Daily

Desserts

Every cookout needs a grand finale and these are some of my summer favorites.

4th of July Party Menu Ideas | Skillet Berry Cobbler - All hail the red, white, and blue with this star-spangled mixed berry cobbler! #summerdesserts #summerrecipes #summerdessertrecipes #cobbler #skilletcobbler #berryskilletcobbler #patrioticdesserts #memorialday #memorialdaydesserts #julyfourth #july4thfood #giveitsomethyme | giveitsomethyme.com

Star-Spangled Skillet Berry Cobbler

Blueberry Thyme Galette w/ Berry Jam Swirl Ice Cream| giveitsomethyme.com – a beautiful & delicious fresh blueberry galette with a layer of lemony ricotta, laced with thyme and served with berry jam ice cream! #galette #blueberrygalette #blueberrygaletteeasy #blueberrygaletterecipe #blueberrytart #rusticdesserts #blueberrycrostata #blueberrycrostatarustic #giveitsomethyme #blueberryricotta #summerdessertrecipes #july4thfood

Blueberry & Thyme Galette w/ Berry Jam Swirl Ice Cream

No Churn Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream w/ Chocolate Cherry Sauce - no ice cream maker required for this creamy vanilla ice cream loaded with fresh cherries and served with a luscious sauce. #icecream #nochurnicecream #cherryvanillaicecream #frozendesserts #summerdesserts #makeaheaddesserts #giveitsomethyme | giveitsomethyme.com

No Churn Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream & Chocolate Cherry Sauce

Glazed German Fresh Fruit Flan | giveitsomethyme.com – a classic, delicious recipe showcasing beautiful fruit on light, lemon-scented spongecake! #fruitflan #fruitflantart #fruitflanrecipe #germanfruitflan #germanfruitflanrecipe #easterdesserts #fruitdesserts #fruitdessertrecipes #summerdesserts #giveitsomethyme

Glazed German Fresh Fruit Flan

Patriotic Sprinkle Dipped Waffle Cones by The Saucy Fig

Quick & Easy Mixed Berry Trifle by Olive & Mango

Patriotic Fruit Popsicles by Easy and Delish

A Few Patriotic Entertaining Ideas

Happy 4th of July and happy eating! I hope you find this recipe roundup helpful and full of inspiration. If you make any of these recipes be sure to take a pic and tag the creator on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

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