Whether they're meant for the 4th of July or just a Saturday afternoon, these appetizers are prepped to impress at any party.

Summer get-togethers are always catered with the classics — hamburgers, hotdogs, and all things barbecue. This year, it's time to elevate your hosting and add a bit of variety to your menu.

Red, White and Blue Popcorn

Red, White and Blue Popcorn

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This popcorn is a mix of sweet and salty thanks to the dried cranberries and blueberries. It's light, simple, and kid-approved.

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Watermelon Caprese Appetizer

Watermelon Caprese Appetizer

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Nothing screams Independence Day quite like a juicy watermelon. Pair it with mozzarella cheese and a few sprigs of basil, and you have a summer treat sure to make a splash.

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Double Tomato Bruschetta

Double Tomato Bruschetta

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Bruschetta: also known as an impressive, delicious, and fresh appetizer that is beyond easy to make.

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Bacon Jalapeno Popper Puffs

Bacon Jalapeno Popper Puffs

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These are a lighter take on traditional jalapeno poppers. Plus they have bacon. Need we say more?

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Bacon and Spinach Four Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Bacon and Spinach Four Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

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Mushrooms are a great dish to prepare ahead of time, which makes this the perfect addition to your party-dish lineup.

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Brown Sugar Smokies

Brown Sugar Smokies

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It's the ideal appetizer for celebrating the U.S. of A: bacon-covered smoked sausages sprinkled with brown sugar.

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Cheddar Bacon Ranch Tortilla Pinwheels

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Tortilla Pinwheels

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Pinwheels are so simple, but still so flavorful! And we bet you can't eat just one.

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Potato Chips

Potato Chips

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What do we want? Chips! How do we want them? Homemade!

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Avocado Deviled Eggs

Avocado Deviled Eggs

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Throw your guests a change-up with this avocado recipe that hits it out of the park.

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Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Meatballs

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Meatballs

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Meatballs are always a crowd-pleaser, and these chicken meatballs covered in a tangy barbecue sauce are no exception.

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Crispy Parmesan Tomato Chips

Crispy Parmesan Tomato Chips

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If you're in the market for healthier alternatives to potato chips, check out these crispy tomatoes topped with cheese.

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BLT Dip

BLT Dip

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Every great party needs a great dip, and this one transforms the all-American sandwich into a delicious treat paired with chips or crackers.

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Lemon Balsamic Summer Pasta Salad

Lemon Balsamic Summer Pasta Salad

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A barbecue isn't complete without a pasta salad on the side, and this recipe is a seasonal mix of veggies and fresh flavors perfect for your party.

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What are your favorite summer recipes? Have you tried one of these? Share your answers in a comment below!