fireworks-2One of our favorite holidays is the Fourth of July. First of all, of course, is what it stands for…our FREEDOM. On a warm summer night, when the fireworks are lighting up the sky, my eyes immediately tear up and my throat gets tight when I say a silent thank you to all who have sacrificed their lives to keep us safe, and the pride I feel to live in this beautiful country.

Secondly…it’s SUMMER! Summer’s are for parties, food and fun. It’s the perfect time for friends to gather and celebrate life. If it’s been awhile since you’ve connected with old friends, this is the perfect holiday to get everybody together to party, and it doesn’t have to be expensive or fancy. We’ve found some great party food, each of them with few ingredients, full tutorials, and are quick and cheaaaap to make.

Over the next few days, we’ll hook you up with some quick and easy decorating ideas, beverage recipes, and all things rockin’ the red, white and blue.

Red, White and Blue Striped Creamy Coconut Stars

Creamy Coconut Stars for 4th of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day[pinit] Source: Hungry Happenings


Red, White and Blue Cake Mix and Jello Cookies

64892c2b890c9e74a678bb814f2b9cf8[pinit] Source: Jamie Cooks It Up


Patriotic Watermelon & Feta Flag

watermelon-flag[pinit] Source: Wenderly


Chicken Dip with Colored Breadcrumb Stars

2173803ef29f284133b791a4eaa5cd45[pinit] Source: Hungry Happenings

Star Shaped Fruit Salad


[pinit] Source: Chica and Jo

4th of July Trifle

4th-of-July-Triffle[pinit] Source: Fancy Frugal Life

Chevron Oatmeal Cookie Cake

M&M Red White and Blue Cheveron Cookie Cake[pinit] Source: Cookin’ Cowgirl

Red, White and Blue Bruschetta

bruschetta3[pinit] Source: Jehan Can Cook

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