Fourth of July dessertsRed, White & Blue recipes and DIY crafts for the BEST Independence Day celebration!

Red, White & Blue. Stars & Stripes. Home of the brave. The Fourth of July is our favorite holiday! Whether you’re celebrating with a family picnic or an epic neighborhood extravaganza, Independence Day is a great time to gather with friends and family.

Every year since July 4, 1776, Americans have celebrated the birthday of the United States of America.

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Just when you think you couldn’t get any more excited to celebrate another great July 4th holiday, we’ve gathered up a smorgasbord of delish desserts and simple DIY crafts you won’t be able to resist checking out.

Show off your love of America with these 8 patriotic activities & recipes!

5 star-spangled dessert recipes that will tickle your patriotic taste buds 

PopsiclesStrawberry, Coconut Water & Blueberry Popsicles – These popsicles are easy, delish and super healthy with no processed sugars, no preservatives and filled with whole fruits. A cool choice to cut the heat of the dog days of summer. Get the recipe from Beauty in the Mess.


Chocolate-covered pretzelsChocolate Covered Pretzels – These red, white and blue patriotic pretzels soar far above the cool rating. They’re super simple to make and yum-a-licious!. Perfect for your July 4th picnic. Get the recipe from Natural Beach Living.


Layered cake4th of July Layered Cake – An incredibly effortless recipe for a patriotic cake from a self-confessed non-baker. These two layers of red and blue mix together for delicious stars and stripes cake. Get the recipe from Three Different Directions.


Fourth of July gluten-free trifle dessert.Gluten-Free Trifle – For more daring bakers, or those with food allergies, this yummy trifle made from fresh fruit, made-from-scratch angel food cake and pudding is the one to try. Is your home team ready for the YUM? Get the recipe from Mamas Miles. 


Berry popsiclesHealthy Protein-Rich Berry Yummy Popsicles – These berry popsicles are healthy and fun, which we think is the best combination! Kids can get involved in the kitchen to make these protein-rich snacks – without the mess. Perfect, right? Get the recipe from Living Montessori Now.

3 simple Fourth of July crafts that honor Independence Day AND your need for more DIY!

DIY bannerDIY July Fourth Banner – Decorate your mantel or picnic table with a simple (but incredibly awesome) burlap July 4th banner. Get the instructions from Playground Parkbench. 



Patriotic Wand CraftPatriotic Wand Craft – Get the whole crowd cheering with these patriotic wands. Wave them at your local parade or welcome grandma and grandpa to the celebration. Get the instructions from Buggy and Buddy. 



Confetti fireworksConfetti Fireworks – Using kid-safe materials, these fireworks are sure to be a crowd-pleaser for all age groups. Get the instructions from Schooling a Monkey.


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