Happy Independence Day! Today is all about Red, White & Blue and we are ecstatic! It’s easy to get caught up in the 4th of July fever—who wouldn’t want to embrace this patriotic day? And don’t worry – you don’t have to shower your house in store-bought sugar cookies and paper decorations, we’ve put together some of our favorite, classy and downright EASY decorations, snacks and more! From floral arrangements to cocktail accoutrements, here’s our 4th of July roundup! Have fun!
Photo by Betsy Newman Photography
Of course you can just buy an assortment of red, white, and blue flowers – but don’t neglect the vases! Mason jars with a quick coat of paint take 5 minutes or less, and look beautiful with big, puffy white arrangements!
Try these fun ideas from Liz Marie Blog and Mom 4 Real
INTERESTING ICE CUBES
Why stop at the cocktail? Adding interesting ice cubes can take your entertaining up a notch with ease! Our favorite? Freezing berries and Sangria into ice cubes and adding them to your cocktails! Delicious!
Dress up your cocktail with simple berries frozen into water like Mom.Me or freeze Sangria and fruit for something more festive!
Who doesn’t love an Ice Cream Sandwich? Well, sprinkles and M&Ms make the perfect 4th of July treat when pressed into the sides!
Try these fun ideas from The 36th Avenue and Good Recipes Online
FUN DÉCOR IDEAS
Why stop at store-bought flags and paper decorations? Try jars filled with colored candies, floral centerpieces, red, white and blue wreaths, and even old crates painted like flags! Be adventurous!
Fun decor ideas from indulgy
RED, WHITE & BLUE BATTERS
Who doesn’t love a red, white and blue cake? Here are some of our festive faves!
White cake from eHow , Red Velvet Cakes from The Divine Addiction, Red White & Blue Cake from Celebration at Home and Trifles from The Divine Addiction
NEW TAKES ON OLD-FASHIONED FAVORITES
Keep things interesting with these fun patriotic takes on old favorites!
Watermelon from eHow and Rice Krispie Treats from Hostess with the Mostess
PATRIOTIC PAPER STRAWS
Dress up any cocktails with these perfect red, white and blue accessories!
Try these straws from The Party Fairy
Any red, white or blue cocktail can be made holiday-perfect with the alternate color rimming the glass!
Check out these sugar rims at Weekends with Winter
FUN LITTLE FESTIVITIES
We love these cute little patriotic snacks – and easy to make too!
Try these Sprinkle Marshmallows from Lauren Conrad and Meringues from Shugary Sweets
Cold ice cream in patriotic colors? Yes, please!
Check out these cool cones from Noble Pig and Hostess with the Mostess
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!