For Independence Day, you’ll probably have to forego the Fourth of July Disneyland Celebration, fireworks at Huntington Beach, and the parade in Anaheim Hills due to a variety of reasons. Even though you won’t be able to watch a firework show, listen to poppers hit the ground, or experience the burnt smell after a sparkler is lit, there are other ways to celebrate the Fourth of July safely indoors.

Consider hosting a red, white, and blue party with your immediate family, and enjoy making one of these five patriotic recipes.

American Flag Sheet Cake

Reviewed by nearly 200 people and rated five stars, this sheet cake recipe is an absolute hit. The combination of vanilla icing, fruity goodness, and moist cake makes for a light, sweet dessert. Buy some raspberries for the stripes and some blueberries for the stars, and have fun making our nation’s flag out of fruit. Strawberries and blackberries work as well!

Patriotic Popsicles

What better way to deal with the hot, California-in-July weather than by eating a cold red, white, and blue popsicle? If you are looking for a low-maintenance, kid-friendly treat, these are it! In lieu of lighting fireworks, your kids can have an icy, colorful sweet that resembles firecrackers. Give them a few to munch on throughout the day, and they will be happy campers.

French Toast Casserole

Looking for a patriotic breakfast to begin your celebration? Try this blueberry strawberry french toast casserole with homemade whipped cream. Make the first part of the casserole the night prior to your party so that the egg custard mixture can soak into the bread. In the morning, pop it into the oven, and voilà! You have yourself the perfect Fourth of July breakfast dish.

Homemade Corn Dogs

Is it really a Fourth of July celebration if you don’t have a barbecue and greasy food? These homemade corn dogs may not be red, white, or blue, but they will prevent you from reminiscing about last year’s Fourth of July barbecue bash you had with the entire neighborhood. Consider throwing some grass-fed beef patties on the grill and having a side of potato salad to make the meal complete.

Popcorn Mixed with Dried Fruit

Maybe you want a healthy appetizer or treat for your kids to munch on while they watch last year’s Washington DC firework show. Whatever the activity may be, this popcorn mixed with dried fruit is the way to go. Pop some kernels and mix them with dried cranberries and blueberries. You can follow the directions by adding butter, honey, and maple syrup, or you can ditch the sugary sauce and simply pour melted coconut oil on your corn.

Celebrate Independence Day by making one of these fun, red, white, and blue dishes. Snap a pic, share it on social, and tag us. Happy Fourth!