Thursday, July 2, 2015

DIY Fourth of July

Create a Festive 4th this Saturday with DIY Snacks, Crafts, and More!

Independence Day is all about getting the family outdoors and celebrating with great food and fun games. We've cooked up a few ideas to help your party take off!

American Appetizers 


Skewer Flag

Simple and stunning: Skewer marshmallows, strawberries and blueberries in the fashion of the American Flag and let your guest enjoy this sweet snack!


Rocket Dogs

3, 2, 1... blastoff with these awesome rocket dogs! Fun to make and eat.  Wrap hot dog in raw crescent roll and bake at 350˚ for 20 min or until crescent roll browns. Meanwhile, use a star shaped cookie cutter to cut american cheese and skewer together like so --->

Display in a mason jar with a decorative inverted muffin cup. 

Pool Water and Water Noodles

Pool Water? YES! Kids don't tend to be big iced tea drinkers, and this is something they will get excited about. Sprite, blue food coloring, blueberries and ice makes this a colorful and fun summer drink that also fits in with the red white and blue theme!

 Next to the pool water you can have the pool noodles! Red Licorice in a mason jar displayed in the same way as the rocket dogs with the inverted muffin cup makes these look a bit more presentable. Perfect for an outdoor pool party this independence day or any other this summer!

Crafts for the Kids  


Sparkler Safe 

Sparkler protectants for your hands can be turned into a fun craft for the kids. Simply decorate a solo cup and poke a hole at the end and use it as your shield from the sparks.

For the younger kids who cannot play with sparklers comes yet another craft. Grab a bunch of those birthday whistles and lay out with streamers, scissors, tape and stickers for an activity to get them excited while the others light sparklers.

Scavenger Hunt for America

This is a fun game for kids of all ages at your festive backyard party. Gather up about 20 miniature american flags and with either a label printer of a marker, write a letter and a number on each flag. Hide and scatter the flags around the yard and let the kids know they have to find all of them (that's why they're numbered). 

Once they find them all they have to unscramble the letters to find out what is says (popsicle time, firework time, water balloon fight, etc.), and when they do its time for whatever activity it spells out!