4th of july. our plan. are you ready?

Say what, it’s almost 4th of July? Can you believe it? That means that summer is officially in full swing, the sun is out and the kids are starting to get into the summer routine.

Now it is time to start planning the day. Who knows, maybe there will be a few ideas that you like too. I am going simple this year. Easy ideas to make the day feel extra special. And, I am enlisting in the help of a little something called the Internet. No time to come up with creative ideas on my own, so I will look to some crafty mamas and professionals.

Follow along. No need to look for your own 4th of July festivities. My friend, the work has been done for you. Hooray.

{first stop.}
Keeping the kids entertained.

The pool will only last for so long and I am in the market to make the day extra special. I think they are going to love it. Click on the links below to be linked to the creative genius behind each of these projects.

4th kids activities
candy bottle rockets.
patriotic rock art.
straw firework art.
washington sugar cube monuments.

 

{second stop.}
Keeping the kids and adults hydrated.

Fun drinks for the big and little kids. A little something to ring in the special holiday. Find recipes and the masterminds of these tasty drinks below.

4th drinks
layered drinks.
{a science project for kids. awesome.}
red, white and blue sangria.
berry infused water.

 

{third stop.}
Keeping everyone fed and full.

Food is a must. I’m lucky and our guests are helping out with some of the yummy items on our 4th of July menu. The rule? Everyone brings their own BBQ dish and the rest will be just as delicious. Love these too? Click links below to be find the recipes and the tasty chefs who thought them up. Yum.

4th food

red, white and blue chips with salsa
patriotic fruit salad
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summer crostini.
watermelon and feta orzo salad.
pesto pasta salad.
flag sandwich for the kiddos.

 

{fourth stop.}
Keeping the kids and adults sweetened and smiling.

  4th dessert

flag fruit pizza.
red, white and blue marshmallow pops.

 

There you have it. A snapshot of our 4th of July activities. Hope some of our ideas make your 4th a little easier and a whole lot more patriotic.

try. enjoy. share.

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3 Responses to 4th of july. our plan. are you ready?

  1. Feast on the Cheap July 3, 2014 at 8:15 am #

    Such a great round-up. Thrilled to be part of it!

    • lulu & linen July 3, 2014 at 10:21 am #

      Thanks for letting me showcase some of your yummy recipes. I can hardly wait for tomorrow to come… Happy 4th!

  2. frenchrobin July 3, 2014 at 5:08 pm #

    Awesome list. Makes me hungry just looking at the pics. Certainly going to try some of these projects and recipes. Thank you for doing the research for me!

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