I love summer and I love celebrating the Fourth of July. The BBQ’s, fireworks, getting together with friends and family…it doesn’t get much better than that. I have five super easy ideas to share with you to get festive and keep busy during the holiday!
1. Red, White and Blue Kabobs
These cute kabobs in the photo are mine from last year’s cookout. These are great to bring to a party or to have at your own. The kids ate these up in a matter of an hour!
- Marshmallows (you may be able to find these cute stars)
- Place fruit in the order you want. TIP: Cut the strawberries in halves for double the amount!
- Serve the same day.
2. Patriotic Pedi
A patriotic pedi is a great idea! Especially if you’re the type who doesn’t like to get decked out in red, white and blue all over.
This is a picture of the pedicure I did on myself and my daughter last year.
What You Need:
- Red, White and Blue Polish
- Thin Brush or Polish Specifically For Thin Lines
- Top Coat
- Alternate colors like above or however you prefer.
- Using a thin brush, apply lines starting from the inside out like petals on a flower leaving a space in the middle. This will create the fireworks design. I chose to use white as the background for the design so they pop.
3. Traditional Flag Cake
Because I cannot make this right now and keep until the 4th, I am showing you this picture I found. I have made this for so long like my mother always has almost every year.
- Cool Whip
- Pound Cake
- Place pound cake slices on the bottom of your pan.
- Place strawberries and blueberries in a thin layer over cake.
- Cover berries with Cool Whip and spread like frosting.
- Create this adorable flag design on the top with remaining fruit.
4. Glow In The Dark Bowling
Although it’s not in the usual colors and seems a little out of place, this is a great game to try with the kids of the party since waiting around for fireworks seems to be endless and they become restless. I tried this out last 4th of July and it was an instant success. The kids loved playing it and it kept them occupied for a while.
What You Need:
- Six Plastic Bottles.
- Glow sticks
- A Ball
How To Make:
- Rinse bottles.
- Fill with water.
- Add glowsticks (as many as you’d like).
- Recap bottles and have fun!
5. Patriotic Printables
Showing your pride and decorating your home is often as simple as printing something out. You can download this free printable I made just for this very occasion. Canva.com and PicMonkey.com have awesome tools you can use to create your own. They both are free and easy to use.
Happy Fourth of July!
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My name is Kate and I am the author of The Organized Dream. I love crafting, organizing, creating DIY projects, recipes and more. I enjoy sharing it all and then some! Kate is also a Sverve influencer – connect with her here.