4th of July Vertical Appetizer Snack Tray

Celebrate the Red, White and Blue with a vertical snack tray! Fun to assemble for easy entertaining

With Independence Day on the horizon, I have a fun and easy appetizer tray for your holiday snacking to celebrate the red, white and blue (or blueberry!)

This vertical snack tray combines elements of your favorite cheese and charcuterie boards that are popping on Pinterest and Instagram right now. I started with a galvanized metal tiered stand, but you can use any kind of board or tray to create this patriotic snacking station.

My sister brought me a couple of boxes of Valley Lahvosh Star Crackers that she found at Sprouts Farmers Market in Georgia. They’re fun for serving with an Easy Christmas Tree Cheese Board, or a star-spangled celebration! They’re available online from Sprouts and Amazon in case packs of 12.  If anyone finds them by the single box elsewhere please leave a comment and let me know.

Pick your favorite red, white and blue foods to build this patriotic snacking station. I added some red pepper hummus and star crackers for dipping. . .

Add your favorite cheese. I added a wedge of rosemary Asiago and some white cheddar.

3 Seed Beet Crackers from Trader Joe’s are a tasty and a gluten-free option for family and friends to graze on.

I included a bowl of mozzarella pearls for blackberry caprese skewers, with party picks for a nod to the Red, White and ‘Bloom’ for the 4th of July.

Add some berries, grapes and / or cherries. . .

Include some cured meat and nuts. I added some salami, almonds and pistachios.

The top tier of the galvanized tray has some sweet treats. . .red, white & blue M&M’s, blueberry yogurt dipped pretzels and frosted sprinkled stars.

Exercise your Freedom and Independence and build your tray or snack station however you like!

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If you’re craving more red, white, and blue food fun for Independence Day, you can find round-up of patriotic and party treats for your Star-Spangled celebration, HERE.

However you celebrate, spend a few moments to remember and give thanks for our military men and women, whose service and sacrifice allows us to live in freedom.

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  34 comments for “4th of July Vertical Appetizer Snack Tray

  1. Laura T.
    June 29, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Thanks for the great ideas! That tray looks tasty & festive! I can’t believe it’s almost July already! Enjoy the holiday!

  2. June 29, 2019 at 7:05 am

    Three cheers for the red, white and blue Mary! Your patriotic tray of snacks looks delicious and so “do-able” too! Thank you for sharing all your creative recipes and ideas. Happy 4th to you and your hubby and sweet Lola! 🇺🇸 🐾

  3. June 29, 2019 at 7:20 am

    Mary, Your tray is the perfect solution for me with family in town next week! It looks so fun to make too, thank you!

  4. Bonbongirl
    June 29, 2019 at 7:28 am

    Genius! Have a Happy 4th! 🇺🇸

  5. Ellen
    June 29, 2019 at 7:53 am

    Thank you!! Now I know what to do with my extra 3 tiered tray!! HOORAY for the red, white, and blue!! Long May she wave! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  6. June 29, 2019 at 7:55 am

    I MUST find some of those star crackers! Have a great 4th on your lake!

  7. Babs
    June 29, 2019 at 7:55 am

    We so love everything you do! Happy Fourth of July.

    • June 29, 2019 at 8:09 am

      Thank you Babs! Happy 4th! 🇺🇸

  8. Cyndy
    June 29, 2019 at 7:56 am

    So Fabulous! A Feast for the Eyes and Soul ❤️❤️🇺🇸🇺🇸
    Where did you find the skewers?
    Thank you for such wonderful ideas presented always with STYLE!

    • June 29, 2019 at 7:57 am

      Michaels, thank you Cyndi, Happy 4th! 🇺🇸

  9. Court
    June 29, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Such a festive spread. And the blackberry capers skewers sound delicious.

  10. June 29, 2019 at 8:30 am

    Yep, add a nice cold somthin-somthin and I’d be grazing all afternoon:@)

  11. Sue Farmer
    June 29, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Love the red, white and blue!!! Happy 4th Mary

  12. Pat Breyfogle
    June 29, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Mary, you and your ideas are such an inspiration to us all. Happy 4th to you and your family and of course, Miss Lola!

  13. skharrow
    June 29, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Where did you buy the galvanized metal snack tier?

    • June 29, 2019 at 9:46 am

      I bought mine at Pottery Barn several years ago but they’re available lots of places now. Just google galvanized tiered tray and click on “shopping”.

  14. June 29, 2019 at 9:55 am

    Such a cute idea Mary, my group would love a 3 tiered snack buffet!! So cute with all the red white and blue!

  15. June 29, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Yum!!! You always manage to come up with such unique products and recipes – then make them look over the top wonderful!!!

  16. Cindi
    June 29, 2019 at 10:27 am

    You can buy the star crackers in a pack of 6 rather than 12 on the vallylavosh website :)

  17. Barbara Noland
    June 29, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    love this idea bc sweet is with sweet and savory, etc on another level. How would one keep dips or cheese cold enough during hot temps? Thanks for sharing your ideas.

    • June 29, 2019 at 12:45 pm

      Hi Barbara, you could easily add crushed ice to one or more of the layers of the galvanized server to keep your dips cold 🇺🇸

  18. Naomie Moore
    June 29, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    What a spectacular snack tray! You did a magnificent job and it is oh so pretty! Enjoy a safe holiday!

  19. Cyndi Raines
    June 29, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    How creative and tasty too! Awesome, Mary! Wow, can you believe it will soon be the 4th, such a fun time! Thanks for the great ideas. As always we can count on you to keep us in the holiday spirit and serving such great dishes and sides! What would we do without you? Love ya girl! ♥️🇱🇷♥️🌟

  20. June 29, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    What a BRILLIANT idea! I have a three-tier tray and it never once occurred to me to use it for food. Those star crackers are adorable.

  21. Stacy
    June 29, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Love it! Going to try and replicate it here in Canada for Canada day, using only red and white. Cheers!

  22. June 29, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Thanks for the fun 🇺🇸 Inspiration, Mary!! My son actually surprised me this evening and did the charcuterie board for me while I was gone. I would love to find those star crackers and the pretzels. I may have to go to Sprouts tomorrow before my grands come.

  23. June 30, 2019 at 5:59 am

    Mary, this is so festive and perfect for the 4th with endless possibilities! Of course, I would have to start at the top and work down! ❤️🇺🇸💙

  24. Carole S.
    June 30, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Your holiday treat articles are a treat in themselves. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

  25. Sheran
    June 30, 2019 at 9:34 am

    https://www.valleylahvosh.com/ Is the actual website for the bakery that makes the lahvosh crackers. 🇺🇸

  26. July 1, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Great ideas! Thank you 🌺

  27. Bonnie Bee
    July 1, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Mary, how do you do ALL that you do.. your CREATIVE mind must NEVER rest…because you always seem to out do your last post with one even more spectacular… LOVE OUR RED WHITE & BLUE- may she always fly free.. most beautiful flag of any country! ..Happy Independence Day..

  28. July 3, 2019 at 8:45 am


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