Get ready for the 4th of July with some fun crafts and amazing recipes. School is out- let the kids stay busy making some awesome decor to celebrate the Independence of our great country. Most people tend to grill out on this day- so I have found several grilling recipes, as well as some yummy ones that will please everyone! And let’s not forget the desserts! Such pretty and fabulous ones that bring out the red white and blue! I’d be in food heaven with all these recipes on my table!
Most of the crafts can be done with things you have around the house!! Lots of them are kid friendly, as well as a few that are for adults to do for fantastic decoration!
Start your afternoon off with some delicious Bruschetta! Who wouldn’t love this Patriotic Fruit Salad with a Citrus Vinaigrette!? This Tomato Feta Pasta Salad is so simple to make, and such a perfect dish for entertaining!
How about this twist on a regular Potato Salad by adding bacon and cheddar? Baked Mac & Cheese, delicious! So much better than the boxed kind too. Now have you ever thought about wrapping Corn on the Cob with Bacon!? I don’t know about you, but I love Grilled Shrimp! This one has a coconut rum glaze on it!Sweet & Spicy Baby Back Ribs with meat that just fall off the bone!
Fourth of July Cereal Treats Great for Nautical parties too!
Raspberry Tea Floats (Think Root Beer Floats)? The looks of it is enough for me to want one!Koolaid is so cheap- have the kids munch on their own homemade Patriotic Snow Cones all day!A simple white cake and some whipped cream with strawberries and blueberries complete this Red White & Blue Cupcake in a Jar! Beautiful presentation!Make these Red White and Blue Sprinkle Freeze Pops the day before so the kiddos can have something cool during the hot holiday!How perfect are these Stained Glass Star Cookies? And every bite is delicious too!Send your Independence Day guests home with one of these yummy Patriotic Apples! Apples are healthy 😉Finish the night off with S’mores- the Campfire kind, chocolate and marshmallows stuffed in an ice cream cone!
With this menu, I’d be thrilled with a sparkler in my hand to decorate! But that’s not really fun. Here are some great craft ideas!
These Water Blobs look like a lot of fun! Here is a tutorial for a 4th of July themed Water Blob that will keep the kids cool all day! Deco Mesh is fun to work with. Have this Red White and Blue Deco Mesh Wreath greet your guests at the front door!Mason Jars are perfect for holding utensils! Paint some jars and make a star with some epsom salt! Kids would have so much fun making these Patriotic Duct Tape Parade Sticks to wave around at the parade or all day!Have the kids make their own Faux 4th of July Sparklers to play with during the daylight hours! What a fantastic centerpiece this Patriotic Lollipop Bouquet would make! It’d also be a great hostess gift too. This Patriotic Bracelet is so easy to make! All you need is tissue paper, empty toliet paper rolls, stickers and glitter! I love the simplicity of Pinwheels! They look cute in the gardens, lining a sidewalk, or even in mason jars! Make some fun Patriotic Shooting Star Napkin Rings! It adds a festive touch to the table! How fabulous are these S’Mores Buckets!? Your kids would love stocking them and adding a special 4th of July Free Printable! Make your house glow with these really cute Patriotic Candle Holders! We always turn all the lights off so we can see fireworks better- these tea lights would act like a night light! You could always add battery operated lights inside the jars instead. Make a really fun Tie Dye Tablecloth in your Red and Blue colors! Use it as a picnic blanket too! You and your kids can make these fun Sparkler Decorations with different sized toothpaste boxes! Water is a must on hot days. Take off the label on the water bottles and replace them with some cute red white and blue washi tape!
Whether you host a party, attend one, or just spend the day at home with your own family- make this 4th of July a day for the kids to remember. We need this generation to know the significance of why we celebrate Independence Day. Who knows, they could be our future leaders!
Happy 4th of July from our family to yours!