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4th of July Backyard BBQ Recipes, Decorations, and More

You Are Invited to Our Banging 4th of July Backyard BBQ

Nothing says 4th of July, like a backyard BBQ with friends and family gathered for food, games, fireworks, and some old school communication. Below you will find mouthwatering recipes, easy DIY decor, and more that will make your backyard BBQ a success.

Backyard Recipes

Get out your grills, smokers, and Instant Pots.

Dry Rub Sweet Barbecue Pork Tenderloin -

Grilled Moroccan Chicken -

Balsamic Vinegar Barbecue Ribs -

Marinated Herb Butter T-Bone Steaks -

Prosciutto Wrapped Grilled Pineapple Skewers -

Instant Pot Pulled Pork -

Creole Smoked Chicken Breasts-Gluten Free -

Cajun Marinated Rib-Eye Steaks -

Instant Pot Chicken Wings -

Low Carb Chicken Fajitas on Skewers -

Pinchos Puerto Rico Marinated Grilled Chicken Kebabs -

All American Grilled Burger -

Sauces and Dips

Low Carb BBQ Sauce-Paleo Gluten Free -

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Dip -

Chipotle Copycat Guacamole -

Cowboy Caviar Dip -


Where I come from the best BBQ salads didn't include lettuce.

The Easiest Red, White, and Blue Pasta Salad -

Favorite Southern Potato Salad Recipe -

Best Ever Cajun Potato Salad -

Insanely Good Pasta Salad With Italian Dressing -

Savory Sides

When I think of BBQ's I think of corn on the cob, other fresh garden vegetables, baked beans, and casseroles.

Grilled Corn on the Cob in Foil -

Instant Pot Corn on the Cob - Gluten Free, Vegan -

Oven Roasted or Grilled Cabbage Steaks With Bacon, Garlic, and Lemon -

Best Baked Beans -

Homemade Green Bean Casserole -

Grilled Vegetable Skewers -

Red, White, and Blue Fruit

Easy Patriotic Red, White, and Blue Chocolate Covered Strawberries -

Patriotic Red, White, and Blue Strawberry and Blueberry Salad -

5 Show Stopper Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salads -

4th of July Dessert -

Red, White, and Blue Berries -

Fruit Salad Trifle: The Perfect No-Bake Summer Dessert -

Easy Strawberry Trifle Recipe - Low Carb, Sugar Free, Gluten Free -

Patriotic Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad in a Watermelon Bowl -

Healthy Snack for the Summer Holidays Fruit Cheese Snack -

American Flag Kabobs -

Strawberry Blueberry Pound Cake Trifle -

Festive Desserts

Festive and Patriotic Pretzel Bark -

Red, White, and Blue Chocolate Chip Bars -

Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Bars -

Red, White, and Blue Jello Parfait -

American Flag Brownies -

No Bake Dessert Fruit Parfait -

Rice Krispy Treat Sparklers -

Red, White, and Blue Layered Jello Cake for 4th of July -

Firecracker Patriotic Sandwich Cookie -

4th of July-Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cup Double Stuffed Oreos -

15 Fabulous Dessert Ideas -

Easy Cherry Dump Cake -

Red, White, and Blue Bites Recipe -

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble -

Quick Easy No-Bake Cheesecake Bites -

Homemade Star Cookies Recipe -

Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Cupcakes -

Patriotic Snack Cakes -

Easiest Ever Patriotic Red, White, and Blue Cake -

Firework Bundt Cake -

Patriotic Cut-Out Sandwich Cookie Filled With Pop Rock Candies -

Ice Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream

Patriotic Blue Colored Magic Shell Recipe -

Patriotic Cotton Candy Ice Cream Cone Treats -

Patriotic Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream Cones -

Delicious Drinks

Patriotic Snow Cones Recipe -

Red, White, and Blue Frozen Bomb Pop Cocktail -

Sonic Ocean Water Recipe -

Blue Hawaiian Cocktail -

DIY Decorating Ideas

Affordable decorating ideas for your house to your backyard, including the table you will be dining at.

DIY Americana Home Decor

4th of July Holiday Fabric Wreath - by Craftbits

Easy DIY Flag Wreath -

Make a Fun Fourth of July Dollar Store Bandanna Wreath -

Fourth of July Rag Wreath -

Patriotic USA Map Wooden Door Hanger -

Wooden American Flag DIY Craft -

4th of July DIY Terra Cotta Pot -

Easy DIY 4th of July Planter -

Patriotic Decorations - Mantel Decor for under $10 -

4th of July American Flag - by Craftbits

No Sew 4th of July Flag Bunting DIY Craft -

DIY Flag Banner - by Craftbits

Patriotic Pillow Pattern -

How to Make a Patriotic Banner With a Cricut Machine -

Easy DIY Table Ideas

Eay Decorated Silverware Using Washi Tape -

DIY Patriotic Party Coasters - by Craftbits

How to Make Sharpie Tie-Dyed Fireworks Napkins -

Easy Cupcake Toppers for the Fourth of July -

How to Make an Easy Balloon Tassel - Tikkido

Making 4th of July Rockets -

Backyard Games

You can't have a backyard party without games. Cornhole, Badminton, Volleyball, Horseshoes and other entertainment to enjoy with company. How about a scavenger hunt or keep the kids busy for hours with DIY chalk paint.

Backyard Grillin Scavenger Hunt -

DIY Backyard Blocks -

Three Hole Washers Game -

Giant Yahtzee DIY Outdoor Game -

Liquid Chalk Paint -

Hillbilly Golf -

4th of July Themed Party Ideas

These sites wrap it up for you.

10 Essential 4th of July Party Supplies -

Country Fair Inspired 4th of July BBQ -


End your party with a bang. Just be careful and have fun.

I hope you all enjoyed this party as much as I did.
Thank you to all the contributors that allowed me to link up all their mouthwatering recipes and creative ideas. Give them all love.


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