11 Last-Minute Fourth of July Recipes

The easiest, most patriotic recipes are calling your name.

11 Last-Minute Fourth of July Recipes

Video by Mira Nguyen

Fourth of July might be just around the corner, but as college kids, we don’t plan anything until the day-of anyway. So in classic timely fashion, we’re bringing you just about the easiest recipes ever so you can be the host of a century or the life of your friend’s party. Spending the Fourth with your fam? Mom will be even more impressed. Happy Fourth!

Start the day off with refreshing, festive fruit cocktails.

Photo by Mira Nguyen

Photo by Mira Nguyen

Drink #2 takes shape in the form of red, white and blue soda (spiked, if you dare).

Photo by Mira Nguyen

Photo by Mira Nguyen

Just when you thought pigs in a blanket with the best appetizer in the world, we made them better, with these star-shaped pigs in a blanket. All you need is a cookie cutter. Don’t have one? Make one.

Photo by Mira Nguyen

Photo by Mira Nguyen

Spiral hot dogs are 100% more fun than regular ones. And that’s what the Fourth is all about, ain’t it?

Photo by Mira Nguyen

Photo by Mira Nguyen

It wouldn’t be a Fourth of July party without America’s favorite cookie. Dress up your Oreos in some patriotic fare.

Photo by Mira Nguyen

Photo by Mira Nguyen

It’s been 5 months too long since we’ve had chocolate-covered strawberries, so we’re bringing them back, America style. Whip up these super easy white and blue-dipped strawberries and watch them vanish in no time.

Photo by Mira Nguyen

Photo by Mira Nguyen

Your grandmother’s American flag berry cake is a classic, but since we don’t have 50 years of baking skills under our belts, we’re sticking to the easy stuff (and, uh, trying to be healthy?) Create an American flag fruit masterpiece and make sure you snap an Instagram before party guests dismantle your work of art.

Photo by Mira Nguyen

Photo by Mira Nguyen

Red velvet isn’t just for Valentine’s Day. Make these cake balls for the ultimate party pleaser.

Photo by Megan Prendergast

Photo by Megan Prendergast

When you’re cutting it close on time, these mini ‘cheesecake’ parfaits will save you.

Photo by Katherine Richter

Photo by Katherine Richter

Top the evening off with these Pinterest-worthy dranks. That is, if you have a steady enough hand after all the day-drinking.

Photo by Abigail Wilkins

Photo by Abigail Wilkins

Captain. America. Cheesecake.

Photo by Vedika Luthra

Photo by Vedika Luthra

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