In this post I share 3 ideas for celebrating the 4th of July. These are easy, affordable and family friendly ideas.
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July is the height of summer and it starts off by celebrating the 4th of July. This is the time of year when all the fruits and vegetables ripen and can be gathered from the garden. July is when families head to the beaches, lakes and cabins. July is full of freedom where you can run through the grass with no shoes, grill outside, and generally enjoy the idle summer days. There is so much to do and enjoy this time of year!
With the 4th of July next Monday, I am sharing 3 ideas with you for celebrating the 4th of July. In this post, there are some vintage collectibles, recipes to make and projects you can create. Everything presented is easy to make, uses basic supplies and shouldn’t take much time. Let’s get started.
3 Ideas for the 4th of July
1. Display some Flags
If you have been reading this blog for any amount of time, you know that I like to collect Vintage Flags and July is the perfect month to display them. So, if you have any flags stashed away, now is the time to put them out!
This first idea may sound a little obvious but it’s still worth sharing. Celebrate the holiday by displaying any vintage or new flags! You can put them in vases, baskets, planters, or even an old candy jar like the ones in the photo. Flags are so easy to display and they are even easier to store away for the following year. Nothing says summer and Happy 4th of July like a collection of flags.
2. Make a Festive Dessert
Red, White and Blue Berries
Of course, we couldn’t have a 4th of July celebration without some food! Even better, make dishes with all the fresh fruit that is in season and readily available.
The berries have you covered for the colors “red and blue”. To dress it up and add some “white”, add some whipped cream or you can make it easy on yourself and simply buy cool whip.
Strawberry Cheesecake Jars
Another idea is to make these “no bake” strawberry cheesecake jars. My friend Stacey at Garlic Salt and Lime developed this recipe which is perfect for hot weather.
These are easy to make and perfect for those balmy summer evenings. Stacey is amazing at making dishes that taste good AND are healthy-ish. Case in point, these desserts are low carb, low calorie, gluten free and keto friendly.
3. Make Some Decor
In addition to the ideas above, I have rounded up some recent Patriotic projects MMS Milk Paint blog. These projects are easy to make and require only basic supplies. These projects are also a great source of inspiration.
You can read about how Cindy from Reinvented Delaware made this cute Picket Fence Flag with very simple materials.
You can also read about how Elizabeth from the Country Peony made this DIY Patriotic Pennant Banner.
Finally, Kelly from the Tattered Pew made this adorable drop cloth bunting. This was such a clever idea and I love the end result.
Finally, I also contributed a project to the MMS Milk Paint blog, with this DIY for creating a Patriotic galvanized bucket.
Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I hope you found some inspiration for decorating, eating or creating a project for the 4th of July. Wishing you all a healthy, safe and fabulous holiday. See you next week!
This post is filled with great ideas for the 4th Anna! Thanks so much for sharing our picket flag project! And what a great idea to share all of the MMS projects celebrating our patriotism!
Hi Cindy! Thank you for your comment. I love your picket fence project!
SO GOOD!! All of these ideas and projects are so full of summer time goodness! Great post, my friend!
Thank you Rachel! I always appreciate your feedback!
Love these simple ideas to make the 4th more fun! Thanks for sharing my cheesecake jars! <3
You are welcome Stacey! Thank you for commenting!