Give me liberty or give me dessert! We're pretty sure that's what Patrick Henry said ... after dinner. So we took our cue from our favorite American Revolutionary War heroes and their famous words when we whipped up these clever 4th of July food flags. They're a fun and easy way to add some patriotic flair to your Independence Day menu.

DIY: 4th of July Free Food Flag Printables

You’ll Need:

Scissors
Toothpicks
Sticker paper or glue stick
Our free printable food flags
Gold star garland (optional)

Download and print these free decorative Fourth of July food flags

Step 1

Print flags on a sheet of sticker paper or regular paper. Cut out printables. Or, if you printed on sticker paper, take off the backing and wrap around a toothpick. If you printed on regular paper, rub a glue stick on the back of the printout and then wrap around a toothpick.

Shari's Berries Cake Pops decorated with 4th of July printable food flags

Step 2

Insert toothpick flags into all your bite-sized desserts and snacks. Make your table even more spectacular by wrapping gold star garland around some of the sticks so they look like exploding fireworks.

Shari's Berries Cake Truffles topped with Independence Day Printable Food Flags

Step 3

Celebrate! And don’t forget to quiz your friends on the historical quotes. If they guess the original quote and the person who said it, reward them with sparklers, flags and other 4th of July swag. Or find more quotes to riff on and print them out and create a more challenging trivia game.

The Desserts Are Coming!

Can’t be there to salute the flag (and nosh on red, white and blue sweets) with friends and family? Surprise them with star-spangled dipped strawberries and more festive 4th of July desserts.