The Best Fourth of July Recipes + Giveaway!

The Best Fourth of July Recipes + Giveaway!

I am so excited for the Fourth of July. Independence Day has always been one of my favorite holidays, and I’m so stoked to be heading up to Colorado for the long weekend.

In celebration, I have a few sweet things for y’all: all of my favorite Fourth of July recipes and a $1000 Nordstrom gift card giveaway!

And PS: emphasis on sweet.

Red, White, and Blue Cake

Red, White, and Blue Cake

Recipe number one is a cake. Obviously. Because dessert is the best meal (second only to brunch… maybe).

And when you cut into this cake, it’s like an explosion of red, white, and blue deliciousness.

The recipe calls for blueberries and raspberries, but you can make it even more festive by topping it with some glittery star-shaped cake toppers and a bunting topper (as I did above).

Or by accompanying the cake with a surrounding of legit glittery everything (you can shop the products I used here!).

Red, White, and Blue Cocktail

Red, White, and Blue Cocktail

Recipe number two: these layered cocktails. And, by the way, they’re even more fun if you have star-shaped ice molds on hand.

But, let’s be real: cocktails are always fun. Layered or otherwise.

Watermelon, Blackberry, and Mint Salad

Watermelon, Blackberry, and Mint Salad

This is by far the healthiest option on my list.

You know, just in case you’re not feeling the endless cheesecake and hot dogs and beer during Tuesday’s celebrations. If that is the case, this salad is a great healthy and refreshing alternative.

If you’re looking for finger foods, you can easily make skewers using this salad. Just layer a piece of watermelon, a blackberry, and a mint leaf on a skewer and it’s instantly the healthiest finger food at the party.

Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake

Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake

Because, in case you haven’t noticed, I truly believe that nothing says “yaaaaayyyy it’s the Fourth of July” like dessert.

Or maybe fireworks. Just maybe.

This yummy treat is surprisingly easy to make, making it the perfect Fourth of July recipe to bring to this weekend’s festivities. Plus it’s so pretty. Add in some raspberry swirls for even more red, white, and blue action!

And now for that giveaway!

I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite blogger friends to bring y’all an amazing Nordstrom giveaway! One lucky reader will win a $1000 gift card to Nordstrom… just in time for the big sale coming up in a few weeks!

To enter, please use the widget below. The more “tasks” you complete, the more entries you will receive. The winner will be announced (on the widget) within 2 weeks of the giveaway ending. The giveaway is open to the U.S. and Canada.

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