Posts Tagged "july fourth"

4 Marshmallow Treats for July Fourth

Nothing says summer like toasting marshmallows over an open campfire. But if you don't have a way to roast the sweet little gems during your Fourth of July party, you can still include the sugary treats in your family's backyard bash. Check out these easy to make, and patriotic marshmallow recipes for your Fourth fete! Marshmallow Dip Mix eight ounces of cream cheese, one package of completely thawed frozen whipped topping and one jar of marshmallow fluff until smooth. Spread the dip out across a deep square baking pan. Add blueberries, raspberries and mini marshmallows to create a red, white...

6 Fourth of July Party Activities for Kids

Whether you're planning a neighborhood party, a smaller backyard bash or are just having the family over, you need July Fourth activities for the kids. Before you go all out and rent a bouncy house or spend days planning elaborate carnival style games, check out these easy activity options for your July 4th party! Build a balloon flag. Give the kids red, white and blue balloons to tape onto a large-sized piece of cardboard. Hang the flag as part of the party décor. Red, white and blue beanbag toss. Use sidewalk chalk to draw a grid onto the ground. Add...

Fourth of July Kids’ Party Game Ideas

Keep the kids busy during your July 4th party with a day of fun-filled, family-friendly games. If you're looking for a few options that will wow at your next backyard bash, check out these perfect party picks! Red, White and Blue-loons Fill red, white and blue balloons with water. Split the kids into two teams, giving each their own stash of balloons. You'll need plenty of space for them to run around, as they duck, hide and throw the balloons at each other. This is an ideal way to cool down on a hot July day. Ice Race Freeze red,...

American Flag July 4th Party Invitations

Are you having July 4th party? Instead of sending email announcements or store-bought invitations, get crafty and create your own! Not only will your guests appreciate your family's artful efforts, but the activity also gives your child something to do during their school break. Craft Materials You'll Need 8x10-inch white card stock paper Red and blue craft felt or foam Clear-drying school glue Silver star stickers A pencil A ruler A marker How-To Steps Cut the paper into 4x6-inch cards. Each card will become one invitation. Use the ruler and the pencil to make a rectangle star area and stripes....

Fourth of July Fireworks: Art for Kids

Create fireworks of your own this Fourth of July! Your crafty kiddo can get artsy, making their own shimmering display—on a piece of paper. This easy art activity is the perfect party activity. Keep your pint-sized guests busy during a holiday backyard bash and set up a crafting table. After the artwork dries, hang the July 4th firework designs up as part décor! Materials You'll Need Black or dark blue poster board Clear-drying school glue Glitter How-to Art Activity Steps Dot the glue onto the poster board, creating a fireworks design. If squeezing glue directly from the bottle is tricky...

The Best July 4th Fireworks on the West Coast

It’s almost Independence Day and you’re looking for the best July 4th fireworks – on the West Coast! Where can you go to see these displays on the Fourth? You’ve already caught a glimpse of the major displays in Washington, D,C., NYC and Boston on TV or online (with the time difference, you got to see these hours before your own fireworks will actually start). Check out this list, featuring some of the nation’s best West Coast options. Los Angeles, California Keep in mind, there are several displays in and around the LA area. Depending on where you live (or...

Kids’ Paint Print Art for Flag Day or July 4th

Do you need a simple kids’ art activity for Flag Day or July 4th? This paint print flag helps kids create a red, white and blue work of art, while also teaching them about colors, patterns and textures. The best part is they don’t even need a brush! Instead of the traditional way of painting, this project lets your kiddos use cut p kitchen sponges to apply the paint to the paper. Materials: Red, white and blue tempera paints A kitchen sponge Scissors White card stock paper (or poster board) Instructions: Pour the paint into golf ball-sized puddles. Use a...

Red, White and Blue Holiday Recipes

Memorial Day, Flag Day and July 4th! They’re all patriotic holidays that often involve a family-filled picnic or other similar celebration. Instead of spending the day in kitchen by yourself, try a few super-simple red, white and blue recipes Get the whole family involved, and ask the kids to help you out with these holiday treats! Red and blue salad. Slice a red apple and pair it with blueberries. This couldn’t be easier! Alternate the red and blue fruits or toss them into a bed of greens for a sweet and savory salad. Patriotic s’mores. Turn the summertime favorite into...