30 Jun 11 Festive Independence Day Ideas(Last Updated On: June 30, 2016)
The summer is hitting its stride as Independence Day approaches. After all, the resurgence is the summer blockbuster!
However, if you are looking for a more casual July 4th weekend filled with the traditional food, fare and fun, then here are some festive ideas.
DIY Independence Day Decoration Projects
Looking to top off your home decor with some patriotic designs? Here are a mix of classic and unique ideas, along with the instructions to tackle these projects this weekend.
1. Wood-Panel American Flag
2. Hand Painted Sign
3. Spirited Lawn Stars
4. Patriotic Picnic Table
Simple & Spirited Independence Day Activities
Take advantage of the long holiday weekend and try some new activities with the kids (or grandkids).
5. DIY American Flag T-Shirt
6. Foam Firecracker Slingshot
7. July 4th Slime
Beautiful shades of red, white, and blue mixed with star shaped confetti is a wonderful sensory treat for kids of all ages. Plus, this July 4th slime is good for the rest of summer (via @SarahLiitlebins).
Fun & Festive Patriotic Food Ideas
Perhaps our favorite part of any holiday is the food. If you are looking to try a fun and festive dish at this year’s Independence Day party, then try one of these simple dishes.
8. Patriotic Pretzels
9. Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches
10. American Flag Pudding Pops
11. Patriotic Punch
A classic summer drink is Patriotic Punch, which is basically a mix of fruit punch, blue Gatorade and Sprite or 7Up. The key to layering beverages is the density of the sugar levels, so start with the most sugar on the bottom (via @DivasCanCook).