4th of July Picnic Ideas and Recipes

There is nothing we love more on the 4th of July than setting up a picnic and watching the fireworks. So if that is your plan for the day too, check out these adorable ideas and recipes for a family fun 4th of July picnic!


4th of july fruit cups

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Stars and Stripes Fruit Cups

These fruit cups make an incredibly simple and healthy snack. You can’t have a picnic without sweet summer berries! You could also substitute raspberries, blackberries or cherries for other red and blue fruit options. Just be careful of pits with small children.


4th of july tic tac toe

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DIY Tic-Tac-Toe

Worried about keeping the little ones entertained while waiting for the fireworks? Not with this DIY stars and stripes Tic-Tac-Toe set. It’s tons of fun packed in one small lawn game!


4th of july pasta salad

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Firecracker Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is a picnic staple, but when you add in some blue pasta, red meats and veggies, and white beans and cheeses, it’s a 4th of July party in a bowl.

P.S. Here’s a guide for how to make naturally-dyed blue pasta.


4th of july coloring sheets

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4th of July Coloring Sheets

Coloring sheets are another extremely packable distraction for your kids. If your kiddos really love games, check out this 4th of July printable games bundle for just $5, including Bingo, I Spy and more!


4th of july cake pops

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Patriotic Cake Pops

Cupcakes always make a cute, decorative dessert, but they aren’t the easiest thing to pack and carry for a picnic. That’s why we love these patriotic cake pops! For smaller children, skip the stick and just make patriotic cake balls.


4th of july cheese plate

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Kid-Friendly Charcuterie

Any excuse for charcuterie, right? But we especially appreciate this one for the kid-friendly additions like m&ms, apple slices and mini marshmallows! Other color-appropriate treats include black olives, figs, red bell pepper, and any red fruit spread.

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