Posts in the ‘July 4th’ Category
I love when I get to participate in blog hops, especially with bloggers I admire and respect.
So, if you need July 4th party and BBQ ideas, then please hop over and visit some of my favorite friends. There are crafts, recipes, free printables, and more! Enjoy the jaunt!
July 4th Ideas:
- 1. Reese's Peanut Butter Cup S'mores
- 2. Free 4th of July Chalkboard Art Print
- 3. DIY 4th of July Scrap Fabric Banner
- 4. Free Printables 4th of July Tags
- 5. Red, White and Blue Ice Cream Bar
- 6. Flip Flop Ice Cream Sandwiches
This fabric garland is a fun and easy way to decorate for the 4th of July. I love its rustic look!
- 1/4 yard fabric in assorted colors
- Rotary cutter or scissors
2. Knot a fabric strip around the twine.3. Pull both ends of the strip towards you.
4. Repeat in a pattern of your choice.July 4th party ideas and free July 4th party printables from our site!
Hi everyone, it’s Melissa here, sharing tips on easy ways to set up your July 4th party tables. I am taking the table from an adult theme to a child's theme in a few easy steps, making the entertaining easy, and giving you more time to spend with the guests!
The first tablescape is for your adult crowd. I used a vintage tablecloth, although not patriotic in pattern, it is in color and looks great on my table. Don’t be afraid to mix and match your linens! Think outside the box!
Each setting has layered plates, mix and matching the patterns and colors.
Coupled with that, are inexpensive small buckets that hold your cloth napkin, wooden utensils, and a paper fan for each guest.
Making the switch to the table for the children is super easy. I changed out the plates for some paper plates, keeping the layering pattern going. I added some licorice to the tins as a fun treat, along with their napkins, fans, and wooden utensils.
Along with the festive (store bought) cupcakes, I added a couple of small gumball machines filled with coordinating colors to the centerpiece (mine are just for looks, as I reuse my gumballs for several parties – I like the look but not what they do to my children’s teeth).
Trying to keep with my “less sugar” theme this year, I found some pins for the children that I used for table “scatter.”
As you can see, changing a few items at your table you can go from an adult theme to a children’s theme in no time flat!
I hope you enjoy your holiday and remember – until next time – Party On Friends!
Thank you, Melissa, for these quick and easy tips, and I love how you recycle your party decor! To learn more about Melissa, visit her at Melissanewell.com.
One of my little challenges for this year is to make a wreath for my front door for every season/holiday. I just love the welcoming feel a wreath provides.
So of course, I had to come up with a design for the 4th of July! I love the end result and I hope you will too. :)
The paper stars are really easy to make and here is a tutorial to recreate the wreath.
- Wreath (I used a wire wreath but took out the inner and outer rings to make it thinner)
- Red, white, blue card stock (I found the lovely blue one at Michael's)
- Star template download
- Hot glue gun
- Optional: A scorer for easier folding
- Optional: Distress Ink (I used the color Frayed Burlap)
Use the template to cut out stars in three different sizes. For each star, score from one point to opposite inner angle like shown by the line. Repeat for all 5 points. Fold on every line.
Pinch each point to get the 3D effect (it helps to pinch the points two by two).
Once you have a selection of stars ready, you can hot glue them to the wire frame. Use a ribbon to hang (I used red burlap).That Cute Little Cake and on Facebook and Pinterest.
I wanted to make a quick and easy tiered serving tray that would look great at any outdoor summer BBQ! I made this in about five minutes using some plastic SOLO Squared plates and bowls, two shot glasses (you can use small candle stick holders instead), and some Glue Dots. I love how picnic-y and fun it turned out!
I set mine up as a chips and guacamole tray, but this would work great as a cupcake or dessert stand too.
- 1 large (10.24 inch) SOLO Squared plastic plate
- 1 medium (9 inch) SOLO Squared plastic plate
- 1 SOLO Squared plastic bowl
- 2 shot glasses
- Glue Dots
Add four Glue Dots to the bottom of the shot glass. Affix to large plate to be your base.
What I love about this idea is that you can make different variations depending on what you need, then you take them apart, and make more!SOLO cups Facebook page.
Also, I've teamed up with seven amazing bloggers to bring you more free Mother's Day and Father's Day printables. Check them out here and download below...
Kori Clark - Summertime BBQ invitation
- Skip To My Lou - printable flag pinwheels
- 30 Days - 4th of July printables for kids
- Catch My Party - Patriotic BBQ sign
- Living Locurto - free printable patriotic wall art
- NoBiggie - United States Flag print
- Hostess with the Mostess - printable party popcorn labels
- Nest of Posies - pinwheel cupcake toppers
I decorated these vanilla cupcakes yesterday using red, white, and blue M&Ms I found at my local Fresh Market. These cupcakes were so simple to design and really fun to make, perfect for a last minute dessert!
Wishing you have a safe and Happy 4th of July!
Happy almost 4th! I just had to show off these amazing July 4th parties from our site to give you some last minute ideas.
To see the whole party, click on the link or photo.
Monique G's Fourth of July
Amy C's Fireworks Tailgate
Made by a Princess' Patriotic Picnic
Michelle S's Let Freedom Ring!
Sitha V's 4th of July Party
I wanted to share the posts I did for Spoonful this week...
Check out these amazing 4th of July party ideas!
Summer is also the perfect time to host an Ice Cream Party!
And while you're at it, how about this yummy homemade marshmallow creme sundae?
For more party ideas, check out all my posts on Spoonful!