Perfect snacks for your July 4 fireworks watch party

Perfect snacks for your July 4 fireworks watch party

Stock Up with a Snack Box from The Care Crate Co.

On July 4, we celebrate the birth of the United States of America, the day this country declared its freedom from English rule way back in 1776. The rocket’s red glare and bombs bursting in air from the Star-Spangled Banner have turned away from their Revolutionary War meanings, and today they could refer to the awe-inspiring fireworks shows typical of Independence Day.

But no Fourth of July fireworks show would be complete without snacks to eat while the sky lights up with bursts of color. At The Care Crate Co., we’ve compiled a list of our own personal favorite July 4 fireworks watch party snacks, which you can conveniently stock up on in our snack box care packages in advance of the holiday.

Explosive Popcorn in Our Microwave Care Package

Just like the explosions in the sky, popcorn bursting open in the microwave sets the tone for Independence Day. A light, fluffy, salty snack is easy to chew amidst Oohs and Aahs as you admire the fireworks, and it’s a healthier snack alternative to sweets or fattening potato chips, should you be watching your macronutrients for dietary purposes. We love popcorn while watching movies, so why not enjoy it during the fireworks show, too? You’ll find bags of microwave popcorn in many of our care packages, but you’ll definitely want to check out our Microwave Snack Care Package!

As American as Beef Jerky

Some say Native American tribes were the first to dry out strips of buffalo meat to create jerky. If that’s the case, beef jerky is as American of a snack as you can get! Somehow simultaneously tender and chewy, beef jerky is one of the healthiest convenience foods available, especially if you’re following a keto or paleo diet. And for July Fourth, it calls to mind barbecues, with its smoky taste. You can find lots of beef jerky in our Men’s Care Package, to satisfy carnivorous snackers this Independence Day.

Our Candy Care Package is as Colorful as Fireworks

Our favorite part of watching fireworks is seeing all the colors burst across a backdrop of black sky. And while we know how fireworks makers create those colors — by mixing in various metal salts, like copper chloride for blue or strontium carbonate for red, for example — it’s still a magical experience. Skittles are one of our favorite July Fourth treats because they’re colorful, too. Plus, each candy piece’s fruity flavors are a reminder of summer. Find Skittles and other brightly colored, fruity treats in our Candy Care Package!

A Gift Box Full of Veggies

Vegetable-based snacks may seem less-than-delicious, but we assure you that tasty veggie snack options exist! Two of our favorites are Corn Nuts and Veggie Straws! Both have a delightful veggie flavor and leave you satisfied when you crave a salty, crunchy snack, and often come with additional flavors, like ranch. Ranch flavor is pretty American, we think! Find Corn Nuts and Veggie Straws in our Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan Snack Box.

Go Nuts for a Care Package Full of Snacks

Whether they’re peanuts, almonds, or cashews, we love munching on nuts as we enjoy the holiday festivities. You can eat them alone, mixed into a homemade trail mix, or atop a garden-fresh salad for dinner. No matter which way you prefer to eat nuts, we have care packages chock full of them. Try our Healthy Care Package if you love snacking on nuts!

Fourth of July Party Snack Ideas

Don’t waste time roaming the aisles of the grocery store, trying to check off your list of snacks to satisfy every member of your family or all of your party attendees. Instead, order a snack box from The Care Crate Co., to create the ultimate grab ‘n’ go snack station to fuel up as you watch the fireworks. Order today for arrival before July 4!

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated for accuracy. It was originally published on June 22, 2020.