Ideas for a July Fourth Extravaganza
Show your pride this Fourth of July with these decorations. Hang a homemade wind sock in red, white, and blue, and let your spirit fly!
Pomp and Parfait
Kick off the holiday with your family by whipping up these individual treats. Stocked with healthy seasonal fruit and a spoonful of sugary goodness, this parfait is perfect for breakfast or dessert!
Celebrate Independence Day with this healthy all-American appetizer. Your kids will be clambering for these amber waves of grain.
Red, White, and Blue Bites
This jar of M&M munchies are a great addition to any buffet and doubles as a candy centerpiece. Stick some prideful pinwheels in for some extra pizzazz; $1 partyamerica.com.
Go for the Glory
Set up a friendly competition with this tossable tic-tac-toe. Perfect for a block party or an afternoon barbeque, the kids will love the full-size version of this childhood classic.
Before the parade passes by, be sure to dress for the occasion. This cute crown completes the perfect outfit for the celebration.
For a more feminine touch to celebrate our country's forefathers, craft these red, white, and 'bloom' barrettes.
Nothing is more iconic on July Fourth than The Statue of Liberty. Wear this simple headpiece as a badge of honor.
No celebration is complete without appropriate décor. This holiday garland and matching placemat will jumpstart your July Fourth feast. Consider these crafts your declaration of independence.
Stars and Stripes Forever
This quick and easy recipe transforms fresh fruit into delectable dessert pops.For each pop, cut a slice of watermelon 1-inch thick into a star shape with a 3-inch size large star cookie cutter. Then, cut out its center with a 1 ¾-inch size star cutter. Use the small cutter again to shape a 1-inch-thick slice of apple. Cut a small hole in the center of the apple slice and place a blueberry inside. Assemble the fruit pieces as shown in the photo, then slide them onto a bamboo skewer. For added flair, cover the skewer with a striped paper straw.
Partygoers will have a blast with this July Fourth carnival game, crafted from tin cans. Known as the "rocket toss," each player gets three tries to knock over the pyramid. Let the games begin!
Ignite the holiday spirit in your guests from the moment they arrive. This themed wreath will be great to reuse every year.