1. Fresh Fruit Flag
With fresh berries at their prime, July is the perfect time to keep things simple and let fruit shine in all its natural glory. Kitchen tip: If you’re using bananas for the white stripes (peeled apples work great too!), wait until you’re ready to serve to cut and skewer them so they don’t start to brown.
2. Angel Food Berry Kabobs
Store-bought angel food cake makes these kabobs a breeze to assemble in just minutes, making these an ideal party treat you can make ahead or at the last minute. Kitchen tip: Adults can help by placing a tray of cubed angel food pieces in a 350-degree oven for 10 minutes to crisp up the pieces just enough to make them really easy to skewer and hold their shape.
3. White Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
Always a crowd-pleaser, chocolate-covered strawberries get a patriotic twist thanks to white chocolate chips—simply slowly melt in the microwave in a clear bowl and let cool before dipping—and a variety of red, white and blue sprinkles and edible glitter. Kitchen tip: Make sure to wash and dry strawberries well before dipping, then place dipped strawberries on a tray lined with parchment or wax paper; keep in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.