For a fun and festive Independence Day, put together a 4th of July Dessert Board! They are super easy to put together, and your guests will love it!
Entertaining on the Fourth of July is all about the red, white, and blue -- even when it comes to food! I've seen some pretty creative red, white, and blue 4th of July food in my day. What's the most creative one you've seen?
For a party tray that will impress guests without the stress, try making a 4th of July Dessert Board. These are SO cute and packed with sweet treats. Bonus: they are so easy to put together and customize for Independence Day festivities!
What you need to put together a 4th of July Dessert Board
Before you get started, check your kitchen and pantry to see what items you already have on hand. Then fill in the rest as needed! Here are items I like to use for my dessert boards:
- Large cutting board
- Mini cake pedestals to add height (I also find these in the Dollar Spot at Target from time to time!)
- Decorative plates in the theme color
- Small white bowls to hold squirrely food that likes to roll away (blueberries, popcorn)
- Small white square ramekins for sauce and small garnishes
- Mini party spoons and mini party forks
Red dessert ideas
- Red Hots
- Hot Tamales
- Cookies with red frosting
- Cupcakes with red frosting
- Red M & Ms
White dessert ideas
- Whipped cream
- White cheddar popcorn
- Vanilla Wafers
- Angel Food Cake
- Pound Cake
- Cookies with white frosting
- Cupcakes with white frosting
- White M & Ms
- White meringue cookies
Blue dessert ideas
- Dried Blueberries
- Cookies with blue frosting
- Cupcakes with blue icing
- Blue M & Ms
Have you ever put together a 4th of July Dessert Board before? What other items would you add to the sweet mix?