4th of July Party Food Ideas

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It’s time to celebrate the red, white, and blue! While this year may look and feel much different than in years past, you can still do something fun with close friends and family. If you’re planning an intimate 4th of July party in your backyard this year, we’ve got some simple and fun 4th of July party food ideas.

4th of July Friends Gathering

If you’re planning a small 4th of July gathering of friends, you don’t need to get too fussy. A simple spread of tasty food is all that you need. As social distancing is commonplace, it’s crucial to have a variety of finger foods that are easy to grab quickly, requiring no utensils or lingering around the buffet table at all. For example:

  • Pre-filled hummus cups with veggies or pita triangles
  • Sliders with beef, turkey, mozzarella, and tomato
  • Pinwheel hoagies and wraps
  • An assortment of cookies and brownies

4th of July Cookout

A traditional 4th of July cookout is the perfect way to gather family and friends and catch up. A typical 4th of July picnic includes firing up the grill for burgers, hot dogs, and corn on the cob. Kick up your backyard cookout with popular 4th of July cookout dishes such as:

  • Deviled eggs with capers and dill
  • Vegetable skewers (summer squash, cherry tomatoes, and onions) or Caprese skewers
  • Grilled BBQ chicken legs
  • Strawberry shortcake shooters

4th of July Decadence

Who could blame you for wanting to throw a party with a bang this year after sheltering-in-place for the past several months? Hosting a decadent 4th of July party this year will surely lift your spirits and allow you to feel some sense of normalcy. Kick it up with decadent items like:

  • Lobster rolls with butter (who doesn’t love lobster?)
  • Truffled macaroni and cheese in individual ramekins or cast-iron skillets
  • Pre-portioned Caprese salad with buffalo mozzarella, basil, and aged balsamic
  • A variety of cheesecake bars

4th of July Party Safety Tips

Let’s not forget the overall theme of 4th of July parties in 2020: Safety First! Even if you’re just getting together with family, you want to ensure that everybody is safe by emphasizing sanitation and cleanliness. Also, it’s important to avoid shared plates and communal items as much as possible. Make sure you have the following on every table and away from common areas:

  • Mini hand sanitizers
  • Condiments, disposable plates and utensils, and napkins
  • Individual pitchers of beverages or bottled/canned drinks
  • Disinfecting wipes

If you follow a few simple guidelines, you’re sure to have a safe 4th of July party.

We’ll be here when you need us to feed your small 4th of July party crowd in the Philadelphia area. Explore our BBQ/picnic menu here. Give us a call at 610-251-0265 to book.