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Charm your family with a Red, White and Blue 4th of July Picnic

Updated on June 27, 2014

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!

How will you be celebrating the 4th?

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      Nelly van der Werff 3 years ago from The Netherlands

      I like the popcorn idea! Nice lens.

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      Enjoy. Happy 4th July. I'm a kiwi so I will just think of all of you enjoying it. Don't forget to laugh, that's a great day and best thing you can do, share it it's free.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      July 4th is not a holiday here so it's a typical working day. Anyway, Happy 4th of July. Hope you enjoy your day.

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      rhettaa 3 years ago

      @SusanDeppner: I like ideas that are fast and easy! Happy 4th!

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      rhettaa 3 years ago

      @Lynn Klobuchar: Have a great day with your family!

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      Lynn Klobuchar 3 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota

      Going to my brother and sister in law's house for a party. Bringing dessert, some bars and two salads! Happy Fourth.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I really like the popcorn idea! In fact, I like all the ideas. We'll be attending our town's 4th of July celebration during the day then traveling to the "big city" for live music and lots of fireworks. Happy 4th to you!