Tips To Be The Perfect Fourth Of July Party Guest

The Fourth Of July is coming up and you’ve gotten out of hosting this year! You get to kick back and enjoy the day surrounded by your favorite people (hopefully!). Whether you are searching for the perfect gift for your host, or a tasty dish to share, I’ve got you covered!

Gifts for the Host

Don’t show up empty handed. It doesn’t have to be anything big, but a little something to say thanks for doing this. Here are some ideas for you.

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Dishes To Share

Whether you offer or the party is potluck style, here are some fun an easy recipes that most everyone will enjoy eating!

Easy Patriotic Trifle

Step 1- lay a base layer of Angel Food Cake

Step 2- a layer of whipped cream

Step 3- a layer of Angel Food Cake 

Step 4- a layer of whipped cream

Step 5- a layer of blueberries

Step 6- Repeat until trifle dish is full

Step 7- Top with layer of whipped cream, decorate as desired

Fruit Kabobs

There are 2 recipes I love for fruit kabobs. You can also use raspberries in the recipes below.

Idea 1: Using a wooden skewer, alternate layers of strawberries, bananas and blueberries

Idea 2: Using a wooden skewer, alternate watermelon, strawberries, and blueberries

Summer Fruit Salad

Why do fruit salads always have only 1 good fruit in them? When I make them, I grab all the favorites and toss them together. It’s turned out so well in the past. While noe exactly patriotic themed, I still recommend bringing this to share. Here’s what’s included:

  • Strawberries
  • Cuties
  • Bananas
  • Pineapple
  • Apple
  • Grapes

Cut up the larger fruits into bite size pieces, mix, and serve!

Pigs In A Blanket

It’s like hot dogs but on a tinier scale! I love pigs in a blanket. They taste yummy and are easy and fun to make. I never have any left over.

What you’ll need:

  • Crescent Roll Dough
  • Lil Smokies

Step 1- Roll out and cut the dough into triangles

Step 2- Place a little smokie in the dough and roll up like a crescent

Step 3- Place on a cookie sheet and bake according to the crescent dough instructions

Quick Dishes

If you’re in a pinch with no time to make something, here are some fast and easy suggestions to buy and bring…

  • Potato Salad
  • Baked Beans
  • Chips and Dip
  • Pre-made Salads
  • Veggie Tray
  • Meatballs in a crock pot

What are some of your favorite fourth of July dishes to share? Be sure to follow over on Instagram for Blog updates and other fun content! I hope you and your loved ones have a happy Fourth of July.