DIY this 4th of July

Independence Day is almost here and that means it’s time to get together with your closest friends and family to celebrate the Red, White, and Blue! In order to make your Fourth of July gathering the most patriotic bash ever, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite ideas:

Mason Jar Center Pieces

When planning a Fourth of July party, centerpieces are often the last things on our mind. But we’ve discovered a quick and easy solution for your table décor. All you need are mason jars, white daisies, a few red roses, and blue food coloring to dye the water. Add an American flag and your table will be set! For more festive centerpiece ideas, click here.

Red, White, and Blue Sangria

Sangria is the perfect summer drink. What makes it even more special for the Fourth is that it you can make it Red, White, and Blue! Here is what you’ll need for your tasty drink recipe

  • ½ C. berry-flavored vodka
  • ½ C fresh lemon juice
  • ½ C simple syrup
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapples (cut into stars)
  • 1 C. Triple Sec

Be sure to give yourself time to prepare it in advance so it has a few hours to sit in the fridge. The longer it sits, the more flavorful your Sangria will be.

Strawberries, Bananas, and Blueberries on a Stick

Show your artistic side by arranging red, white and blue fruit on wooden sticks as the American flag on a serving dish. If you’re not throwing your own party, this is a great dish to bring to the host. For more simple and fun Fourth of July recipes, click here.

“Wave Your Flag” Cake

This recipe will look too good to eat, and it can be super simple if you buy a premade, unfrosted sheet cake. All you need to do is decorate a white sheet cake (homemade or store-bought) with cream cheese frosting, 1½ pints of fresh blueberries, and 1½ pints of fresh raspberries. Check out the full recipe here!

Games Station

Outside of food and decorations, it’s a must to ensure the kids will be entertained. Set up the ultimate game station for the kids. Grab three mason jars and label them “snap” “crackle” and “pop”. Bubbles, snaps, and sparklers are the perfect Fourth of July trio! (Adults will probably love this too.)

Do you have a favorite Fourth of July DIY project? Tell us about it in the comments section!

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