4th of July Fruit Tray

Looking for a fun and simple patriotic dessert or festive fruit tray ideas? This DIY Fruit Tray will be ready for your 4th of July party in just minutes!

Patriotic Desserts

Can you believe summer is officially here?! Once Memorial Day comes around, we always consider it the official kick-off to summer around here. Hello sunny days, wearing more dresses, eating watermelon on the patio with the kids, and don’t forget, celebrating the 4th of July! Once this season hits, I’m all about easy patriotic desserts and snack ideas. Who’s with me?!

Fruit Tray Ideas

The 4th of July is always one of my favorite holidays to celebrate, especially because it means all of the family gets together. I just love the parties we throw as a family, whether it’s a big barbecue in the backyard or celebrating in simple ways like eating fun and festive snacks on the patio with the kids. Trust me, we don’t pull out all the stops every year! But I love to find simple ways to celebrate and ways that the kids will love it too.

We’ve been on a huge fruit kick lately, and I had so much fun putting together this festive fruit tray to get in the holiday spirit! We made one for Memorial Day Weekend to enjoy in the backyard, but it’s definitely on the menu for 4th of July too!

DIY Fruit Tray

This easy fruit tray comes together in just minutes. Seriously, it’s so so simple! All you need is a white board, like a cutting board or something similar, a small white square bowl, strawberries, blueberries, and yogurt covered pretzels. That’s it!

How to Make a Fruit Tray

Wash your fruit and cut the strawberries in halves. Start on your spread by adding your blueberries to your square bowl and place it in the top left of the board. Once your “stars” are in place, it’s time to add the stripes!

Patriotic Fruit Tray

Alternate lines of the strawberries with a line of yogurt pretzels across the board to create the stripes. I ended up with 5 stripes on my board, but if the base you’re using is larger, you may choose to add more.

Celebrating 4th of July

Seriously, this came together in just minutes, and I can’t get over how fun it is! Serve this as a quick and festive snack for the kids, or bring it to a party. What are you planning for the 4th of July? Do you have any fun desserts planned?! Tell me all about it in the comments below!


4th of July Fruit Tray

  • Author: Melissa Johnson


Looking for a fun and simple patriotic dessert or festive fruit tray ideas? This DIY Fruit Tray will be ready for your 4th of July party in just minutes!


  • Blueberries, washed
  • Strawberries, washed and cut in halves
  • White yogurt covered pretzels


  1. Put blueberries in a square white bowl. If you don’t have a square bowl, another shape will work. Place the square bowl on the top left corner of a white cutting board or similar board.
  2. Alternate lines of strawberries and yogurt covered pretzels across the board to form the stripes. If you’re using a larger board, continue adding stripes until covered.

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