Whether you are hosting a family cookout or a big party, I have some 4th of July Cookout Ideas for you that are easy, make-ahead and won’t break the bank. 

Whether you are planning a family cookout or a big Fourth of July Party, these 4th of July Cookout Ideas are sure to make everyone happy! They are easy, make-ahead and won't break the bank! Click on the photo for recipes and table decoration.

The holidays are very special to our family, but I have learned over the years, that keeping it simple is the key to everyone enjoying themselves. For many, many years, I would go crazy with a menu and spend days preparing the house and food. I have since realized that it’s more about being together, than how much food you serve.

4th of July is such a fun holiday, it’s one of our family favorites. I’m not really sure why though. I know for me, it’s a couple things, 1) it’s a holiday of low expectation, no gifts to buy and wrap, no special decorations to put up and 2) our town has a huge 4th of July celebration including a parade. Before Doug and I were married, I was the chairman of this celebration, so it brings back lots of memories.

4th of July Cookout Ideas

With the exception of grilling the burgers, everything on this 4th of July Cookout Menu can be made ahead of time. Let’s dive in…

Simple Table Decoration

Even though I like my parties to be simple, I also love to add a special touch. This Simple Table Decoration will cost you less than $5 and less than an hour of your time, you can make it as long or short as you need. And even if you don’t want to make it for the 4th of July holiday, it is perfect for any occasion by just changing the colors.

4th of July Cookout Ideas

As a main course, we love serving a bar where guests can build their own. This Mix and Match Burger Bar features all the fixins’ for your guests to make a variety of different burgers from the All-American to the Southwest. The Hot Dog Bar is another popular one with our family and friends.

4th of July Cookout Ideas

Potato Salad is a must for the 4th of July holiday and this Bacon Potato Salad is perfect! It begins with grilling the potatoes which gives it an extra special flavor, then bacon (everyone loves bacon) and a light dressing making it extraordinary.

4th of July Cookout Ideas

And then there is our old stand by – Deli Style Pasta Salad. Like the Bacon Potato Salad, it’s a twist on the classic Pasta Salad. We like adding meat, cheese and vegetables to our Pasta Salad. Once you make it like this, you will never go back to ordinary again.

4th of July Cookout Ideas

To add a special touch, try these Berry Ice Cream Floats. The strawberry and blackberry sauce can be made ahead, then just add ice cream and seltzer right before serving them. They are perfect for kids of all ages!

Whether you are planning a family cookout or a big Fourth of July Party, these 4th of July Cookout Ideas are sure to make everyone happy! They are easy, make-ahead and won't break the bank! Click on the photo for recipes and table decoration.

Create the look

Looking for more 4th of July Cookout Ideas? We have lots to choose from. Here are 3 of our favorite Main Dishes, Salads and Sides, Drinks, Desserts and Cupcakes that are perfect to serve at a Cookout!

Chicago Hot Dog.HH

4th of July Main Dishes

Smokehouse Grilled Beans.3

4th of July Salads and Sides

Ice Cream Slushies

4th of July Drinks

Blueberry Slab Pie

4th of July Desserts

4th of July Cupcake Toppers.HH

4th of July Cupcakes

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