How to Create the Perfect 4th of July Party

What’s up ladies n gents!!  With the 4th of July quickly approaching, we thought we’d share tips on how to host the perfect Independence Day BBQ so bring out the flag aprons, red bandanas, and sundresses/tank tops!  Of course any party isn’t complete until you have lots and lots of delicious food and drinks for your guests so we got you covered!!  Here are two cute and easy DIY snacks and drinks you can make for your BBQ that are both patriotic and yummy.

Red, White, and Blue Rice Krispie Treats

What you’ll need:

4 popsicle sticks

2 oz white candy melts

8 pack rice krispie treats, unwrapped

4 oz red candy melts

4 oz blue candy melts

Red, white and blue sprinkles

Directions:

1. Melt the red, blue, and white candies in the microwave in three separate bowls.  

2.  Dip the unwrapped rice krispie treats in either the melted red, blue, or white bowls.  

3.  Put the rice krispie on a tray with parchment paper and put it in the fridge to harden for 30 mins-1 hr.  

4.  Once the rice krispies are dried, drizzle blue and white on the red rice krispie, red and white on the blue one, etc.  

5.  Add sprinkles on the treat and stick the popsicle stick with a little of the melted candy (to help it stick) on the bottom of the rice krispy treat and voilaaa we got ourselves the perfect bite sized snack!

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  Red, White, and Blueberry Sangria

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This fabulous recipe serves 10:

What you’ll need:

  • Produce:
  • 2 apples, sliced
  • 2 cups of blueberries
  • 1 lb of strawberries, sliced
  • Drinks:
  • 1 cup of grape juice, White
  • 1 bottle of champagne/sparkling wine or prosecco
  • 1 bottle white wine, dry

Directions: Place all ingredients in a pitcher of your liking, mix, and it’s ready to serve! Quick, simple, but very delicious!

Next up, the fourth of July fashion do’s and don’ts:

  1. DO– Wear patriotic colors that are subtle yet go well together.
  2. DON’T– Wear a tacky flag prints.
  3. DO– Add a cute accessory such as a red or blue bandana to your hair.
  4. DON’T– Put crazy colors in your hair such as spraying one side red and another blue.

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Moving right along from food and attire to decorations, we have a couple quick and easy ways to light up your 4th of july festivities!

DIY lanterns

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What you’ll need:

  • 3 little american flags
  • 3 mason jars
  • Sand
  • 3 LED tea lights

Directions:

Pour sand into each mason jar. Then place a flag along the inside wall of each jar, securing them with the sand. Finally, place a tea light in the center of each jar and just like that you have 3 cute decorative pieces for your celebration. These look especially good along the walkway to your house, as table centerpieces, and along the perimeter of a patio!

DIY Fourth of July Wreath

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What you’ll need:

  • Wreath form, any size
  • Red, White, and Blue stars, multiple sizes
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ribbon

Directions:

Glue paper stars onto a wreath form with a glue gun, and then glue three pieces of ribbon of different lengths onto one area of the wreath form. This portion will be the bottom. From there simply glue a star to the ends of each ribbon and it’s ready to hang! [optional] On the opposite side glue a piece of ribbon, gluing down both ends to form a loop for easy hanging.

Decorations aren’t just for the table, if you have a pool, be sure to put some really cute pool floaties in it so it makes the pool look more festive and your pictures will be completely Instagram ready.

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 Hope everyone tries out some of these DIY options for a successful and fun party.  If you have any cute ideas for spicing up a fourth of July get together, comment below!

The FAB team,

Edith & Itzel

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