Last Minute 4th of July Party Treats


Impromptu celebrations are often the most fun. But if you’re the one hosting a celebration, it can also be stressful.

When you don’t have a ton of prep time for a 4th of July party, what should you serve?

Today’s post contains links to all the inspiration and instructions you need. Our team of staffing and employment experts donned their aprons and culled the internet for the best last-minute 4th of July party treats around.

Whip these up in a flash and be the star of your party:

Easy 4th of July Barbecue Recipes

Forget the fireworks; these all-American recipes for the 4th of July, compliments of, will steal the show at your cookout.

Our favorite recipes for a spontaneous get together are the Old Bay Shrimp (5 minutes!) and Grilled Reuben Dogs.

Fast 4th of July Appetizers to Feed a Crowd

Cookout guests arrive hungry! Be ready to get their party started with some of the most delicious (and easy to make) appetizers from If you’re in a time crunch, our team recommends the Fruit and Cream Cheese Sandwiches or Patriotic Popcorn (perfect for watching a parade or fireworks).

Thirst-Quenching 4th of July Drinks

Three cheers to the red, white and blue! Cocktails and mocktails are some of the quickest – yet most festive – ways to celebrate our nation’s independence. Woman’s Day staff put together this collection of 20 patriotic drinks that are fun, fruity and  only take minutes to make. The Red, White and Blue Sangria also caught our eye.

Quick and Easy 4th of July Desserts does a fantastic job rounding up dessert recipes for Independence Day. While some require baking, the Firecracker Strawberries and July 4th S’mores Dip recipes “take the cake” for being delicious and quick.

Don’t have time to bake from scratch? Start with store-bought pound cake or angel food cake. Top it with strawberries, blueberries and whipped topping, or Pillsbury Funfetti Stars & Stripes Frosting to give your dessert a patriotic spin in a snap.  

At PrideStaff, we take pride in all we do (so much so that it’s part of our name!).  We also take tremendous pride in being part of our great nation.  As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day, we hope you have a wonderful – and tasty – time honoring our nation’s independence.