Patriotic Sweets and Treats Ideas

Star-spangled desserts and patriotic party treat ideas. Salute our sweet land of liberty with a candy buffet! A spread of treats is as American as apple pie! We have delicious dessert ideas to satisfy everyone at your patriotic party — whether it's at school, the park or your backyard. A sweet land of liberty, indeed!

Idea 1: Set up a stars and stripes candy table!

Make a salute to sweets at your BBQ with a red, white and blue candy buffet! Have a blast arranging jelly beans, gumballs, lollipops and Sixlets® in patriotic hues inside of clear containers. Have a scoop on hand with cute candy bags like these popcorn boxes with adorbs favor labels on the front.

Idea 2: Make your drinks table POP!

We're all about ideas for getting a party planner look the easy way! For your beverage station, fill a clear dispenser with fruit punch or berry mineral water (anything red!) then add details like stars from our patriotic cutouts set. To make lemonade bottles show their stripes, we removed the labels and replaced them with pieces of small flags.

Idea 3: Breezy fans + lollies = perfect favor for the Fourth!

You'll be grillin' and chillin', so these sweet paper fans will be perfect for keeping cool. All it takes is a splendid stars-and-stripes paper fan, a lollipop (in red, blue or white, of course!) and a snippet of contrasting ribbon. Fan them out on a table for an all-American display the founding fathers would eat up! It's our fave favor idea for the Fourth!

Idea 4: Get your s'mores on!

Almost as American as apple pie, s'mores are the perfect ending for your patriotic party. Instead of having guests juggle marshmallow bags and graham crackers around the fire pit, set up a s'mores bar to serve individual ingredients in a far more civilized fashion. Don't forget the napkins — s'mores are messy!

Idea 5: Even the milk can get its sparkle on for your patriotic bash!

Put a fun patriotic spin on the quintessential dessert drink by adding red and blue sugar sprinkle rims to kid-friendly milk shooters. They'll be thirsty from all the hot dogs, hamburgers and yummy treats, so serve enough for everyone on a large silver tray. Use sweet little mini cordial glasses for a sure-fire conversation starter!

Idea 6: Salute our sweet land of liberty with a candy buffet!

For a trendy DIY look, fill the wall with a backdrop of square plates and decorate with pinwheels everywhere! Now the fun starts: choose containers in a variety of sizes and your favorite candies in red, white and blue (our new fave is rock candy, shown in the center). Make it all-American with cupcakes, candy cups and hats filled with candy and favors! We added height by stacking two clear cake stands (on left).

Idea 7: They'll be star struck by your patriotic cake pops flag!

Cake pops are a great grab-and-go treat! And their bold icing colors make them perfect for creating an exciting patriotic party dessert, even if you don't have mad cake-decorating skills. Arrange them on a tray so that they look like Old Glory!

Idea 8: Celebrate America's birthday with a flag of cupcakes!

They'll all start singing "America the Beautiful" when you bring out this amazing edible flag dessert! This idea will be the star of your dessert table… and it's super easy to make and serve. You'll need 11 red cupcakes, 11 white cupcakes, and 6 blue ones. Bake them in coordinating baking cup colors, decorate with tinted frosting and stars made from easy pre-rolled white fondant, and display on a silver rectangular cake board. The perfect finale for your flag-waving feast!

Idea 9: Create stars and stripes cupcakes with fruit

Use creamy white frosting, fresh blueberries and strawberry sour candy belts to create these sweet little somethings. The silver baking cups really let them shine! Yummy cupcakes pair perfectly with sprinkle-rimmed milk shooters in mini cordial glasses. Line them up like patriotic soldiers on the rim of a metallic tray and you'll have a real stunner for the dessert table!

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