It’s that time again: summer BBQ season! And with that also comes holiday parties, or really anytime parties! I’ll take any excuse to get together with friends and family and eat snacks outside. I’m sure many of you out there can relate.

Some of us are hosting Patriotic Holiday gatherings this summer, others are attending family parties, maybe a neighborhood potluck, heck, you could bring most of these to a picnic at a park! Whatever the party is, large or small, you’ve gotta have a dish. No matter which boat you’re in, I’ve found some awesome recipes that are sure to tide the guests over until the burgers and hot dogs are ready to go. Some of these snacks could stand alone during a happy hour get-together (my favorite), and of course we have a few to satisfy a sweet tooth! AND, I’ve gone above and beyond by adding how you can make these simple dishes fit any patriotic theme! (You’re welcome.)

Down below, I’ve compiled (and added festive edits to) a list of 7 different recipes for snacks! Don’t worry, I’ve got the apps AND the desserts covered. Most of them are super easy to whip up, making them perfect for busy parents and really anyone trying to save some time. Plus, they’re all pretty customizable, so make them to your liking! If you make any of these recipes, tag us on social media, we’d love to see what you’ve come up with! Happy summer everybody!

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