Posts Tagged "July 4th"

July Fourth Cupcake Fun for the Whole Family

Are you looking for a last-minute July Fourth dessert recipe? If you need one more idea to complete the holiday party spread, check out these cute cupcake Independence Day ideas! Flag Foundation Turn your cupcakes into holiday treats with a red, white and blue flag on top! Bake a batch of your favorite chocolate or vanilla cakes. Frost the top with white icing. Make your own mini flags to add to the cupcakes. Cut white card stock paper into rectangles. Use crayons or colored pencils to draw red stripes and a blue space on the left side. Glue each flag...

July 4th Party Decor Kids Can Craft

How can you dress up your family's July Fourth backyard bash? With a few crafty kid created art activities! Learn how your children can create their own red, white and blue or flag-inspired holiday party décor with these easy artsy ideas. Welcome Banner Welcome your friends and family with a festive handmade banner. Start with an old twin-sized bedsheet or a long length of butcher paper/plain gift wrap. Pour three pools of tempera paint into paper plates or on top of cardboard—one red, one white and one blue. Your child can use a paint brush to write "Happy July 4th"...

July 4th Mocktails for the Whole Family

Are you looking for a few fun mocktail recipes? Make your July Fourth party memorable with these kid-friendly drinks! Check out these refreshing red, white and blue ideas. Blueberry Blend Juice a handful of blueberries. Mix the blue juice with seltzer water to make the mocktail sparkle. Add sliced strawberries to the rim of the glass to complete the patriotic look. Cherry Mocktail Magic Blend cherry syrup and sparkling water to make a dazzling red drink. Add ice and top the cubes with blue sugar crystals. The kids will get a kick out of the color change magic as the...

Juky 4th S’more Bar Treat Ideas

How can you make your backyard July 4th bash even better? With a sweet s'mores bar! Whether you have a fire pit, camp fire or toast marshmallows on the grill, these summer s'mores recipes are red, white and blue-spectacular. Read on for the details on how to add to your Fourth of July party with a summer-time s'mores. Marshmallow Options Help your kiddo and pint-sized part guests to toast marshmallows. Given the heat needed to fully toast marshmallows, an adult should do the cooking part of the s'more-making. Even though plain marshmallows will work with the red, white and blue...

July 4th Outdoor Party Games for Kids

Are you planning a family Fourth of July party? If you need activities for the kids, check out these fun Fourth games for children of all ages! Star Spangled Hopscotch Draw a red, white and blue hopscotch board on the sidewalk or patio space. Write each number in red, white or blue also. Make your own markers with painted pebbles and play game after game of Fourth-themed hopscotch. Balloon Bounce Choose a selection of red, white and blue balloons. Blow up the balloons and place them in a grassy area. Give each child a large wooden spoon (or a similar...

July 4th Red, White and Blue Desserts

Are you looking for a few easy dessert options that will fit perfectly into your red, white and blue July 4th party design? Celebrate the Fourth with these family-friendly options. Bonus—the kids can help make these party picks too! Holiday Popcorn Combine sweet and salty into one popcorn treat! Pop your favorite corn and add a red, white and blue drizzle on top. Melt white chocolate in three separate containers. You can use the double boiler method on the stove or microwave the chocolate (in a microwave-safe bowl) until it melts. Stir red food coloring into one batch, blue into...

Last-Minute July 4th Art Activity Ideas for Kids

Are you looking for a last-minute July 4th activity idea for your child? If party planning has taken over the pre-holiday days, you can still help your little artist to create a cute craft. Don't worry if you haven't had time to shop for a mountain of materials. These art activities are easy to do with items you probably already have at home. And bonus, they all feature a patriotic red, white and blue theme for the Fourth of July! Flag Collage If you have old worksheets, child-friendly magazines or other loose scraps of paper, you have the materials to...

Fourth of July Backyard Buffet Ideas

What should your July 4th party menu include? Along with the usual suspects, such as burgers and dogs, you can add a festive touch with a red, white and blue bar. Set up the buffet in the backyard, ask the kids to help prep the awesome items and give your guests a patriotic treat! Check out these different 'bar' ideas for your big holiday bash. Sandwich Bar Give your party guests the chance to make their own sandwiches, using red, white and blue ingredients. Include bread (white bread and other light-colored choices), raspberry jelly, strawberry jam and blueberry preserves. Another...

DIY July 4th Party Decor

You’re getting ready for July 4th. You’ve planned a holiday party, come up with a few cute kids’ crafts and have created a red, white and blue menu. But then you realize something – you forgot the party decorations. The holiday décor is what makes your family picnic or BBQ so very festive. And right now you have nothing. On top of that, it’s the day of the party and you have no time to run out to the store and buy centerpieces, tablecloths and streamers with the stars and stripes on them. What now? Check out these last-minute DIY...

July 4th Party Kids’ Craft Table Ideas

Your family-focused July 4th party isn’t complete without kid-friendly activities. You’ve got the games planned and have created a menu that the kiddos are sure to enjoy. Now what? A craft table is an easy way to occupy little guests. Not only will the kids stay busy, but they’ll create their own keepsakes to take home too! Check out these ideas for setting up a Fourth of July party kids’ crafting center. Pick the Place Choose a space that isn’t near the food (no one wants school glue in their salad) or anything that gets wet (such as the sprinkler...