Crazy that it’s July, isn’t it? Of course that means that Independence Day is a few days away and it’s time to prepare. Here are five fun and easy Fourth of July ideas from around the web that can make your celebration especially festive and patriotic.
1. Yard Stars
Last year “painting” stars in our front yard with flour was surprisingly fun and easy, and they lasted longer than we anticipated. All you need is a scissors, cardboard, a spray bottle with water, a sift and flour. Get the info on how to do it here.
2. Make a Fourth of July playlist
I love some of the songs Lipstick, Lollipops & Life included on her playlist, especially “R.O.C.K. in the USA” by John Mellencamp and Don McLean’s “American Pie.”
I would add Katy Perry’s “Firework” and maybe also “Freedom” by George Michael
and “American Girl” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
In fact, if the mood is right, I may kick it old school and add in Neil Diamond’s “America,” also known as “Coming to America.” (Be kind, or I’ll bore you will tales of that song as a marching band song in high school.)
3. Festive Thirst Quenchers
For festive summer drinks, Let’s Eat Grandpa has recipes for red, white and blue thirst quenchers. Blueberry Limeade and Piña Colada with Strawberry Stripes are sure to be the hit of your party and they can be made with or without alcohol so you can serve to all your guests.
And coconut star ice cubes? How cute and creative are those? They are a definite way to kick your drink up a patriotic notch and they will certainly impress BBQ guests!
Social Butterfly Mom compiled a list of 9 picture books perfect for Independence Day reading with little ones.
Another book that is perfect for the Fourth of July is “A Patriot’s Handbook: Songs, Poems, Stories, and Speeches Celebrating the Land We Love” selected and introduced by Caroline Kennedy. I really love this book, and it’s a good one to have on hand any time of the year.
5. Dress the Part and Have a Fashionable Fourth
I love that she offers three different options depending on where you’re headed. Think I’ll be following the casual option for our trip to the baseball game.
Also, her “don’t” cracked me up.
Thanks to all those creative ladies for their help celebrating the holiday! Wherever your Fourth of July celebrations may take you, I hope it’s a great day.
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