Charm your family with a Red, White and Blue 4th of July Picnic
Independence Day Fun the Easy Way
It's 4th of July and all about the red, white and blue! Here are some super easy ways to celebrate with a picnic that celebrates the national colors! Add grilled hot dogs and burgers to the food ideas and you have your All-American party with family and friends!
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Start with a red and white tablecloth. Place on top of it several Mason jars filled with small American flags, the type you buy in packs at dollar stores. These will look festive and will also serve as favors when the party's over.
Fill other small Mason jars with red, white and blue jelly beans. These will also add to your theme and you can let children try to guess the number of beans in each jar for small prizes.
Put out bowls of red, white and blue popcorn. You can use liquid food color for this. Pop the corn and place some of it in two plastic bags. Add red food color to one and blue to another. Leave an equal amount of popcorn plain. nge
Create a red, white and blue fruit pizza. There are a lot of recipes online for this but I made my own easy one. Either buy a large plain cookie at your local grocery store bakery or get a roll of seamless cookie dough and bake it according to the instructions. When the cookie is ready, cover it with Greek yogurt or a mix of yogurt and whipped cream. Then slice strawberries and bananas and arrange them into rows. Arrange blueberries in a square in the top left corner, and there you have it-- a very tasty flag pizza!
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How will you be celebrating the 4th?