3 Ideas for the 4th of July

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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.

Vintage Flag Display 4th of July

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.

Ideas to Celebrate 4th July

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.

No Bake Dessert
Photo: Stacey from Garlic, Salt and Lime

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.

Picket Fence Flag
Photo by Cindy for MMS Milk Paint Blog

You can read about how Cindy from Reinvented Delaware made this cute Picket Fence Flag with very simple materials.

Patriotic Pennant Pin
Photo by Elizabeth for MMS Milk Paint Blog

You can also read about how Elizabeth from the Country Peony made this DIY Patriotic Pennant Banner.

Drop Cloth Bunting
Photo by Kelly for MMS Milk Paint Blog

Finally, Kelly from the Tattered Pew made this adorable drop cloth bunting. This was such a clever idea and I love the end result.

Patriotic Galvanized Bucket
Photo by Anna for MMS Milk Paint Blog

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!

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  1. 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!

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