American Flag Vegetable Tray

This fun American Flag Vegetable Tray Platter and Dill Dip Recipe makes an easy 4th of July party idea! Such a cute patriotic party veggie tray.

Easy American Flag Vegetable Tray Platter and Dill Dip Recipe. Easy low carb appetizer for a 4th of July party.

Easy American Flag Vegetable Tray 

This fun American Flag Vegetable Tray Platter and Dill Dip Recipe makes an easy 4th of July party idea! I love coming up with fun vegetable tray platters for a party and had a blast making this American Flag Vegetable Tray for Memorial Day.  With the 4th of July coming up soon, this easy red white and blue veggie tray idea is sure to be a hit with your party guests!

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Getting creative with summer entertaining and grilling can be easy with these simple party food ideas. Pizza and a vegetable tray are the perfect combination. After baking pizza on the grill, I’m totally hooked on pizza vs burgers or hot dogs for a barbecue! So you’ll notice some yummy Ristorante Pizza by Dr. Oetker on my patriotic party table. It’s the best for grilling because of the delicious thin crust.

Ristorante Grilled Pizza

Originally Published June 16, 2014 

Easy 4th of July Low Carb Recipe

For a low carb option this 4th of July, this veggie tray is one of the easiest things to make! Along with the American flag vegetable tray and grilled pizzas, I made my favorite dill dip recipe and turned it blue to complete the American flag design. I searched through my cabinets to find a blue square container and once it was all together, I thought this veggie tray turned out terrific!

American Flag Vegetable Tray - Easy 4th of July Party Appetizer - Dill Dip Recipe

 

How Do You Make An American Flag Vegetable Tray?

Making this vegetable tray is as easy as 1,2,3! I have to admit that dipping the delicious crispy pizza into the dill dip is very tasty! I found these cute red, white and blue containers at Michaels and they were perfect for serving the grilled pizza.

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Can you guess what I made the stars from? They are radishes cut with a small star fondant cutter! You could use cucumbers, but they won’t be as white. A star cookie cutter would be great too.

–> Get a star cookie cutter in various shapes on Amazon here.

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How Did You Make the Dill Dip Blue?

I added blue food coloring to my dill dip. I think using a blue sandwich container also helped it look bright colored. You’ll want to gradually add a few drops of food coloring until you get the desired blue you like. Get a blue container like mine on Amazon here.

I hope you enjoy this vegetable tray platter idea! If you grill some pizza or make this veggie tray for the 4th of July, share a photo with me on social media. I’d love to see how it turned out!

 

What Will I Need for this American Flag Vegetable Tray Platter?

Here’s a list of what you’ll need. Feel free to use which ever red and white vegetables you prefer. I found the veggies that are the most popular in my home.

Dill Dip Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Fat Free Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 8 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Dill, minced
  • 2 tablespoon Fresh Parsley, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Minced Onion
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 6-10 Drops of Blue Food Coloring

I’ve got the full directions that you can print below and also made a fun video! 

  1. Slice the vegetables and line them up on the cookie sheet in rows of white and red.
  2. Mix all ingredients of the dip together in a bowl. Gradually add a few drops of the food coloring until you get the desired blue.
  3. Add the dip to a square container and place in the top left side of the cookie sheet. Thinly slice a radish and cut stars then place in rows on the dip.
  4. Serve with grilled pizza and fruit for a fun and simple 4th of July dinner!


American Flag Vegetable Tray Platter

Easy American Flag Vegetable Tray Platter and Dill Dip Recipe. Easy low carb appetizer for a 4th of July party. Fun patriotic party veggie tray.

  • 1 Large Cookie Sheet
  • Square Container for the Dill Dip
  • Small Star Fondant Cutter
  • 3 Cucumbers
  • 10-15 Radishes
  • Cauliflower
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • 2 Red Peppers

DILL DIP

  • 1/2 cup Fat Free Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 8 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Dill (minced)
  • 2 tablespoon Fresh Parsley (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Minced Onion
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 6-10 Drops of Blue Food Coloring
  1. Slice the vegetables and line them up on the cookie sheet in rows of white and red to make the American Flag stripes.
  2. Mix all ingredients of the dip together in a bowl.
  3. Gradually add a few drops of the food coloring until you get the desired blue.
  4. Add the dill dip to a square container and place in the top left side of the cookie sheet.
  5. Thinly slice a radish and cut stars, then place in rows on the dip.
  6. Serve with grilled pizza and fruit for a fun and simple 4th of July dinner!


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Do you have any fun 4th of July Dessert Recipes?

Want a dessert version of this American Flag recipe? Try this American Flag Strawberry Shortcake or these easy no-bake American Flag Marshmallow pops. Here’s more of my favorite 4th of July Party Recipes!

Red, White and Blue 4th of July Recipes. Fun desserts, appetizers and free party printables at LivingLocurto.com

What Are Other Good Vegetable Tray Platter ideas for a party?

When you need more healthy party appetizer ideas, here are a few of my go-to recipes.

Easy Homemade Greek Tzatziki Dip Recipe

Traditional Greek Tzatziki dip recipe and fresh vegetable tray platter. Pair sauce with chicken or lamb meat. Greek yogurt and cucumber sauce veggie tray.

10 Minute Spinach Artichoke Dip

Easy Instant Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip baked in only 10 minutes! Easy pressure cooker recipe when you need a simple, fast and delicious appetizer.

 

How to make an American Flag Vegetable Tray Platter, Dill Dip Recipe and grilled pizza. Easy party ideas for the 4th of July. Patriotic party veggie tray. LivingLocurto.com

 

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Dr. Oetker USA LLC. I received compensation for this post; however, all opinions stated are my own.

 

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Red, White and Blue Funfetti Cupcakes

These Red, White and Blue Funfetti Cupcakes are so easy and a great dessert for a 4th of July party!

Red, White and Blue Funfetti Cupcakes recipe for a 4th of July party. Display in plastic wine glasses filled with patriotic candy for a fun wow factor!

Red, White and Blue Funfetti Cupcakes

Wow your friends with this creative surprise inside dessert for a festive 4th of July party! These simple Red, White and Blue Funfetti Cupcakes are filled with patriotic colors and topped with homemade buttercream icing, sprinkles and of course American Flags.

I always love coming up with fun red, white and blue recipes! My American Flag Veggie tray has been one of my most popular 4th of July party food ideas, but I wanted to create a another dessert this year. I’ve done many fun patriotic desserts over the years, but these simple 4th of July cupcakes might be one might be one of my favorites!

What makes these red, white and blue Funfetti cupcakes extra fun is displaying them on your party table with plastic wine glasses filled with red white and blue candy. For such an easy idea, these creative cake stands will be the talk of the party!

Patriotic 4th of July Cupcakes

Easy Red, White and Blue Funfetti Cupcakes recipe for a 4th of July party. Display in plastic wine glasses filled with patriotic candy for a fun wow factor! These simple cupcakes are filled with patriotic colors and topped with homemade buttercream icing, sprinkles and American Flags. #cupcakes #dessert #4thofJuly #redwhiteblue #partyideas #party #americanflag #cake #partyfood #recipe #cupcake #livinglocurto

Making red, white and blue cupcakes is so easy! It’s a fun surprise to bite into your cupcake to find it filled with patriotic colors. I think I had the most fun decorating these cupcakes.

I found a bunch of shiny 4th of July decorations, probably meant for a wreath, cut them up and added as toppers to my dessert. Who says you have to find your cake decorations in the cake isle? ha! If it’s good enough for a wreath, it’s good enough for my cupcakes. LOL!

Easy Red, White and Blue Funfetti Cupcakes recipe for a 4th of July party. Display in plastic wine glasses filled with patriotic candy for a fun wow factor! These simple cupcakes are filled with patriotic colors and topped with homemade buttercream icing, sprinkles and American Flags. 

How to Make Red, White and Blue Funfetti Cupcakes

Making these Red, White and Blue Funfetti Cupakes are easy. The wow factor of this 4th of July dessert is the way you display them on your party table. Filling plastic wine glasses with red white and blue candy, then adding a cupcake makes them super festive and sure to impress your party guests! I got these wine glasses at Oriental Trading Company and used M&M’s for the candy.

Red, White and Blue Funfetti Cupcakes recipe for a 4th of July party.

Here are what the cupcakes look like inside after you bake them. Aren’t they fun? I hope you have a fabulous 4th of July this year!

Red, White and Blue Funfetti Cupcakes recipe for a 4th of July party. Easy Recipe for confetti cupcakes.

I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you make these cupcakes, please leave a comment below or share a photo on Instagram using the hashtag #LivingLocurto. I love to see your creations!

 

Red, White and Blue Funfetti Cupcakes

These Red, White and Blue Funfetti Cupcakes are so easy and a great dessert for a 4th of July party!

Cupcakes

  • 1 Butter Cake Mix Box
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Eggs

Frosting

  • 6 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Butter (softened)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons Milk
  • 1/4 cup Patriotic Candy Sprinkles

Decoration

  • 3-5 cups Red, White and Blue Candy
  • 12 Plastic Wine Glasses
  • 12 American Flag Toothpicks

Cupcakes

  1. In a large bowl, mix cake mix, oil, eggs and water until cake batter is creamy.
  2. Gently fold patriotic candy sprinkles into the cake batter. If you mix them in too much the colors will blend.
  3. Add batter to cupcake liners and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Once done, let cool.

Frosting

  1. Make the homemade frosting by mixing powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and milk into bowl. Mix until smooth and fluffy. Add extra milk to get desired thickness.
  2. If desired, add red or blue food coloring. Frost the cupcakes.

Decorations

  1. Top cupcakes with additional candy sprinkles, small American Flags and other patriotic decorations of your choice.
  2. For an extra fun 4th of July party display, fill a plastic wine glass 3/4 full of patriotic candy and place cupcakes on top of candy.

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Frozen Pineapple Strawberry Margarita

A Frozen Pineapple Strawberry Margarita is a simple and festive cocktail perfect for summer parties or lounging by the pool.

A Frozen Pineapple Strawberry Margarita is a simple and festive cocktail perfect for summer parties or lounging by the pool. Red, white and blue 4th of July Party Food

Easy Frozen Pineapple Strawberry Margarita

If you love strawberry drinks, then this amazing Frozen Pineapple Strawberry Margarita is a must try cocktail recipe! I have an addiction to strawberries, especially during summer. I have fond memories of going strawberry picking when I was little. Did you ever do that? The smell of the rows and rows of fresh ripe strawberries is still in my mind! Speaking of yummy smells, I’ll never forget the time I drove by a Dole Pineapple field in Hawaii with the windows rolled down. It was heaven! So combining the two fruits into a margarita, one of my favorite all time drinks, was a must make!

This simple frozen margarita recipe is bursting with the fresh and fruity tastes of pineapple and strawberries! It’s even more festive decorated red, white and blue for a 4th of July party.

A Frozen Pineapple Strawberry Margarita is a simple and festive cocktail perfect for summer parties or lounging by the pool. Red, white and blue 4th of July Party Food

I found these adorable plastic margarita glasses, patriotic American flags, paper straws and fireworks picks from Oriental Trading Co. I also really love the confetti napkins I got there as well. Putting them all together is a simple and gorgeous way to celebrate this Independence Day this summer!

With only a few ingredients, along with your 4th of July party supplies, this frozen margarita will certainly wow your party guests! I will be making a big batch for sure.

A Frozen Pineapple Strawberry Margarita is a simple and festive cocktail perfect for summer. Easy Red, white and blue 4th of July Party Food

Get the Frozen Pineapple Strawberry Margarita Recipe

I made this delicious frozen margarita recipe in partnership with Oriental Trading Co. All you have to do is click here for the recipe step-by-step directions or click the button below to visit my post on Oriental Trading’s Fun 365 website.

I hope you have a great summer and enjoy this Pineapple Strawberry Margarita Recipe!

 

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4th of July Balloon Doorbell Surprise

OMG. I love balloons.

I’ve made a habit of filling the back seat of my car with helium balloons on various occasions…

4th of July Balloon Doorbell Surprise

To celebrate my girl’s last day of 1st grade.

4th of July Balloon Doorbell Surprise

To celebrate my Dad’s 71st birthday. Because “the man who has everything” didn’t have balloons.

But I’m not going to lie..wrangling balloons into my car has been tricky. And I’ve reluctantly skipped including balloons for a few of my festivities because I’ve not been able to fit a trip to the store into my schedule. But lo and behold! Look what’s available in my favorite party aisle!

4th of July Balloon Doorbell Surprise

I’ve stood in this spot so many times to pick out birthday candles and party balloons and NEVER saw the Balloon Time helium tanks. (I know!) For $23.99 I was able to get a Balloon Time Standard Helium Kit that came with a helium tank, 30 balloons, string, and enough helium to inflate 27-30 9-inch balloons.

Nothing can stop me now!

4th of July calls for a something FESTIVE, amirite?

Because I went BUCK WILD at the store once I discovered that balloons were within my everyday reach, I thought it would be to surprise our neighbor’s with an July 4th-themed surprise on their doorstep. (Hopefully it will make up for my lackluster winter holiday season behavior…December is crazypants and I haven’t sent Christmas cards in 3 years.)

But seeing THIS on their doorstep should do the trick!

4th of July Balloon Doorbell Surprise

SUPPLY LIST

Balloon Time Helium Tank

-Latex Balloons (Red, White + Blue, Polka-Dot)

-Ribbon

-Metal Bucket (Small)

-Sparklers

-Pop-Its 4th of July Balloon Doorbell Surprise

4th of July Balloon Doorbell Surprise

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Fill the bucket with sparklers and pop-its.

4th of July Balloon Doorbell Surprise

2. Inflate 5-6 latex balloons.

4th of July Balloon Doorbell Surprise

3. Attach ribbon to balloons, gather, and tie to bucket handle.

4th of July Balloon Doorbell Surprise

4. Place on doorstep, ring doorbell…RUN!

4th of July Balloon Doorbell Surprise

Using the Balloon Time helium tank could not have been easier (the process is simple and the instructions are super clear) and for a balloon-lover like me, that’s pretty much the best news ever.

The Balloon Time website is PACKED with fun ideas and tutorials. I may need to consider earmarking some of my monthly budget for balloons based on how many of the ideas I pinned.

4th of July Balloon Doorbell Surprise Collage

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Balloon Time. The opinions and text are all mine.

Coke Barbecue Sauce with Free Printable Labels

Tracking PixelCoke Barbecue Sauce with Free Printable Labels. Such a cute and simple hostess gift idea for a party! LivingLocurto.com #ShareaCoke #ShareaCokeSweepstakes

I love a good holiday, especially the 4th of July! This year, I’m happy to partner with Coca-Cola to bring you a fun hostess gift idea for the upcoming celebrations along with a chance to win a fabulous FREE trip for two and spending money worth $1,700.00!

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We made the best Coke BBQ Chicken Wings and I thought packaging the homemade sauce would make a wonderful gift to take to any barbecue!

Make the delicious Coke Barbecue Sauce with the recipe below, then decorate a mason jar with my free printable label. Package your gift with a few adorable personalized Share A Coke glass bottles and you have the perfect hostess gift for any party!

Coke Barbecue Sauce with Free Printable Labels. Such a cute and simple hostess gift idea for a party! LivingLocurto.com #ShareaCoke #ShareaCokeSweepstakes

I plan on using personalized Coca-Cola glass bottles for decoration and cute hostess gifts this summer. Order yours now over on ShareaCoke.com!

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Download the Free Printable Coke BBQ Sauce Labels & Enter to Win the $1,700 Prize!

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