Jamie from Hoosier Home Stories was kind enough to give us permission to share her recent blog post featuring her favorite ideas to celebrate the 4th of July! From tasty treats to patriotic decor, Jamie has a little something for everyone to enjoy!
"My Favorite Ideas for Celebrating the 4th" by Jamie of Hoosier Home Stories
You know I love to celebrate all of the things! Holidays are always fun for me and I especially love celebrating the 4th of July. Before my husband and I built the home we live in now, we lived in a cute but, much smaller home. We always chose to host the fourth because we were able to set up areas both inside and outside of our home for guests. Now that we have more space we still enjoy hosting this fun holiday! Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite ideas for celebrating July 4th, no matter if you are hosting a party or just celebrating at home with your family. Holidays are an opportunity to create fun traditions and memories.
One thing I always enjoy doing for holidays is setting up a fun tablescape.
I’ve collected a lot of dishes and table linens over the years. The Dollar Tree can be a great place to find affordable and super cute things. Both the hobnail plates and blue placemats we’re finds from there.
Something fun I love to add to our decor for the fourth is boxes of sparklers and pop-it’s. They are a fun addition to the decor and the kids love using them on the day of our cookout.
Here’s a look at our table from last year. If you have littles and are worried about leaving them out you could always store them somewhere safe and use the empty boxes to decorate with.
Okay, we all know that one of the biggest parts of any celebration in the food. I love a simple and themed party snack. I made these last year using watermelon, blueberries, scewers, and a small star cookie cutter.
These pies are another favorite and so simple! All you need is frozen pie crusts, canned pie filling, and cute cookie cutters. Easy peasy!
They are delicious served warm with vanilla ice cream!
Here’s an easy and kid friendly idea. Just grab a box of grocery store ice cream sandwiches and dip them into patriotic sprinkles! Our girls love this simple treat, especially our middle daughter who has a big sweet tooth.
Next up, store bought brownie bites, whipped topping, and blueberries/strawberries. Let your friends build their own brownie treats.
We know that snack boards are all the rage. Here’s an idea for a super simple one to create! Fresh fruit, cheese cut in the shape of stars, and crackers.