From the Kitchen

Red, White & Blueberry Skewers

These festive 4th of July skewers are the perfect treat for your upcoming holiday party. They’re a great snack for little hands to help with, and they make a colorful treat for the table.

Holiday Fruit Kabobs

Supplies for 4th of July Kabobs:

  • skewers, these are 10 inch
  • strawberries, cut up in 4ths
  • mini marshmallows
  • blueberries


Wash and dry your fruit, cut your strawberries in fourths, now you’re ready to go. You can make them in fun patterns or just random. A helpful tip: add your fruit first, as it will help the sticky marshmallows slide right on down. If you try to add a marshmallow to a dry stick, it will get all gummy and sticky.

Kids and Kabobs

The funnest part is seeing what the kids choose to place on the skewers. My son loves blueberries, so after a few of the skewers made with patterns, he made one for him with all blueberries. Yum.

Fruit Kabobs

These would be a perfect treat for any summertime party. Have fun making these, beating the heat with something sweet to eat.


  1. Hi Marie!

    I am writing a story for on ways to celebrate the fourth of July and am including a paragraph on Red, White and Blueberry skewers. I wanted to ask if it’d be okay for me to use the top photo on this page in my piece. If you could let me know via email, I’d appreciate it.

    Thanks so much,


  2. These were a huge hit at our neighborhood block party today! The kids even LOVED em! I am a bit of a control freak and perfectionist so I made all of mine look the same and had to use raspberries instead of strawberries due to the store being out of strawberries but they were just as yummy. I am going to have to make these more often. Even my fruit haters ate them to get the marshmallows! Thanks for such a great idea. So cute and easy!!

  3. These are so cute!! I just made these along with patriotic star shaped cookies for the 4th! Great idea!!

  4. Hi.

    I’m the editor of an online newsletter for a local MOMS Club organization. Can I have permission to post your photo and recipe in our newsletter? It will be distributed to about 30-40 moms. I’ll be sure to give you credit.

    Connie N.

  5. I just found your site through Simply Designing and it is GREAT!! I love those skewers. My daughter would have a blast making them and be so proud to share them with the neighborhood kids. We’re on it!!

  6. LBS posted about these, and I thought they looked like fun, so we totally made them for the Fourth this year. My DBF is very allergic to many processed foods, so instead of marshmallows we used chunks of honeydew melon. They came out looking very pretty and they were a real hit–none left over. Thanks for the suggestion!

  7. I’m a big fan of skewers. We made fruit skewers, veggie skewers, sandwich skewers and dessert skewers. I absolutely love the colour and look of your though…

  8. Thanks for this idea! I had everything to make them and it was lots of fun, we munched on them while watching fireworks from our yard :)

  9. So glad these were a hit for so many of you! They are the perfect treat for little hands, and will be used for lots of parties in all kinds of colors and fruits!

  10. Thanks for a great idea! I just posted about how well it went with our family. My kids are super excited about future fruit kabob adventures! Thanks again.

  11. Marie! These are genius. I made them this morning and took them to a BBQ and they were the hit of the party for adults and kids alike. :) The skys really the limit with what you could put on these – I made some with pineapple instead of marshmallows. Thanks so much for the idea. I love reading your blog. :)

  12. I made these for our party today and they were a hit! My 2yo “helped” though his skewers needed a little embellishing once he was “done” with them! Thanks for a great, easy treat

  13. I saw these over at the Crafty Crow. They are just great. I think my kids would love to make these. As long as I can keep the youngest from eating all the blueberries before they were made.

  14. we made these last night at a play date…come by the blog and see the pics! thanks for saving me with five kids! :)

  15. I’ve got a daughter that would love these!

    I had to laugh when you mentioned how the kids put the food on the skewers. I found out that my oldest loves pineapples the night we were doing chicken nuggets, pineapples and green peppers on skewers. Hers was pretty much all pineapples.

  16. Yum! I had a fruit skewer at my recipe club a couple weeks ago that was so good…cheesecake bites, pineapple and strawberries. I bet that would be good with the strawberries and blueberries too for another patriotic skewer. I never thought to put cheesecake bites on a skewer before, but it was really good!

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