fun foods for a fabulous fourth of july

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happy soon to be fourth of july! currently we’re enjoying some much needed teen-free r&r in charleston (the kids are in pawleys island). ian and i are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary this 4th. we’ll be beaching, and eating, ans soaking up all the best of our very favorite city this week. for the rest of you looking for something fun to take to your neighborhood bbq or pot luck, i’ve got you covered with some of our holiday favorites.

first things first, before the bbq comes breakfast, and this parfait is a patriotic way to start the day

fun foods for fabulous fourth of july | patriotic parfait

or you could for the sugar coma right away and make these s’more pancakes

fun foods for a fabulous fourth of july | s'more pancakes

once it’s party time this festive red white and blue sangria is a must

festive red white and blue sangria | fun foods for a fabulous fourth of july

or you can go for the hamptons gatorade and serve refreshing frosé

fun foods for a fabulous fourth of july frose

how cute is this patriotic cheese board? i wouldn’t even need dinner

fabulous fourth of july patriotic cheese board

kids will flip for these fruit sparklers

fabulous fourth of july fruit sparklers

when feeding a crowd it doesn’t get easier than a big bowl of  chips and this red, white, and blue salsa 

fabulous fourth of july red, white, and blue salsa

it my be an american holiday, but we cannot get enough of this grilled mexican street corn

fabulous fourth of july grilled mexican street corn

skip the burgers and dogs, these steak kebabs are to-die-for

fabulous fourth of july steak kebabs

as are these chicken kebabs

fabulous fourth of july chicken kebabs

and these with shrimp

fabulous fourth of july shrimp skewers

we can’t forget about dessert now can we. i simply love love love this fourth of july  slab pie

fourth of july slab pie

maybe strawberry pie isn’t your thing. these bourbon cherry pies look sinfully delicious and perfect for a night of fireworks watching!

fabulous fourth of july bourbon and cherry hand pies

or how about this showstopper from broma bakery

fabulous fourth of july triple berry meringue roulade

then end the night with a dreamy s’mores bar

fabulous fourth of july s'mores bar

however you are celebrating this fourth of july, enjoy! and i’ll be back later this month with some great new recipes (i hope you like tomatoes and zucchini)