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13 Recipes & Crafts for the Fourth of July

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Any holiday gathering brings friends and family together … with plenty of party food! The Fourth of July is no exception. With warm weather, there are lots of opportunities for delicious grilled savories, cooling drinks and sweet treats to enjoy outdoors. I’ve gathered up some of my favorite options to enjoy this Fourth of July. I’m sure your family will enjoy them too!

Independence Day 4th of July Crafts & Recipes

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13 Recipes & Crafts for the Fourth of July

fruit skewer american flag for fourth of july

1. From My Turn for Us: American Flag Fruit Skewers  — all you need is fruit and skewers to make this cool American flag!

4th of july rice crispy treats

2. From Family Fun Journal: Fourth of July Rice Krispies Treats  — the all-American snack goes patriotic with these fun shapes and ideas!

celebration shake

3. From Thirty-One 10: Celebration Shake — mix up a quick, easy and cold dessert for the holiday!

breakfast recipe tortilla yogurt parfait

4. From Confessions of an Overworked Mom: Yogurt Parfaits in Tortilla Cups — start the holiday off with this healthy yet colourful breakfast idea!

watermelon star cake

5. From My Turn for Us: Watermelon Star Cake  — a fun, calorie-friendly way to celebrate the Fourth of July!

6. From Frugal Living Mom: Red White and Blue Cheese Ball Recipe — it’s pretty, it’s fun, and it can be served with crackers or veggies. I want one!

Triple Berry Punch Bowl Cake

7. From The Kitchen Is My Playground: Triple Berry Punch Bowl Cake  — an easy, scrumptious, no-bake dessert.

8. From Baking Beauty: Fourth of July Dessert Recipe  — a light yet flavorful cake that goes down easy without being overly sweet.

9. From My Turn for Us: Red White and Blue Layer Drink  — it’s a science experiment! it’s a drink! it’s fun for adults and kids!

Fourth of July Paper Bag

10. From Little Miss Celebration: Paper Bag & Pompom Treat Bags — these easy-to-make bags are a great way to thank your party guests and make them feel special.


washi tape cupcake toppers

11. From Thirty-One 10: Washi Take Cupcake Toppers — make your cupcakes look extra spiffy with these little red-and-white flags.

patriotic salt and pepper

12. From Little Miss Celebration: Patriotic Salt & Pepper Shaker Centerpiece — make a cute yet functional centerpiece with this easy tutorial.

Fourth of July Party Ideas

13. From Spaceships and Laser Beams: 4th of July Party Ideas — lots of great ideas and simple DIY projects to make your Independence Day celebration special. 

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What food are you looking forward to enjoying this Fourth of July? 


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Layne Henderson

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men, she’s in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara.