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Babies, BBQ’s and Bonfires!  Nothing screams summer like a fantastic Fourth of July Party!!!

What are your plans for this holiday??  Does your neighborhood do a parade?  Are there fireworks in your town??  This year our family will be spending it in Indiana at my in-laws lake house!!  I can’t tell you how excited I am to celebrate.  I think this will be one of the best years as my son is finally old enough to truly enjoy everything!!

I wanted to share a few fun activities, recipes and decoration ideas to really get you in the mood for a fun Independence Day celebration!! All of these ideas are from our Pinterest  page so make sure to follow us for even more stuff!!!


Keeping the kiddos entertained and happy can make every ones day better! These crafts will engage kids of any age (even some adults).  Dive in and create.  

Popsicle Stick Flags
Patriotic Yarn String Lights 
Hand Print Fireworks 
Star Spangled Slime
Salt Painted Fireworks 
Patriotic Parade Stick 
Q-Tip Fireworks 
Straw Rockets 
Paper Bag Uncle Sam
Patriotic Bubble Wands 


The best way to get in the mood for a fun holiday celebration is with some excellent red, white and blue decorations.  All of these you can make yourself with little effort!

Patriotic Wind Sock 
Lantern Stars 
Painted Lawn Stars 
Patriotic Pinwheels 
Tissue Paper Fireworks 
Fourth of July Table Runner 
Rag Ribbon Garland 


Whip up a super yummy cake, a few appetizers or even patriotic hot dogs!  These recipes are sure to be family and crowd pleasers.   

Fruit Sparklers 
Summer Berry Cheesecake 
Flag Dessert 
Firecracker Cake 
Non-Alcoholic Patriotic Punch 
Firecracker Marshmallow Pops 
Firecracker Hot Dogs 
Grilled Watermelon 
Red, White & Blue Deviled Eggs 
Caprese Salad Skewers 


Still looking for some fun party ideas to celebrate this year?  Check out these great posts for a lot of inspo.  

Center Pieces
Backyard BBQ 
Fourth of July Pool Party 

Wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday! Summer celebrations are so much fun and I can’t wait to hear how you will be celebrating this year.  Leave me a comment!

Happy 4th of July!!

Until Next Time,

Amanda Maxwell


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