America’s favourite day of the year is coming up this week – Independence Day! A public holiday in the U.S, the 4th of July commemorates the date in 1776 when the U.S declared independence from Great Britian… something us Aussies don’t know anything about 😉
It takes place at the beginning of the summer holidays, so kids have just finished school for a couple of months and families typically go on vacation. This year, since it will be our last in the U.S, we are going away with friends to stay at a BIG house in New Jersey. FUN!
But for those hosting a 4th of July party this year (or for any Aussies who wish to celebrate the fact that we don’t have to compete against the U.S in the Commonwealth Games), here are some fabulous 4th of July party ideas to get you started!
4th of July Party Layered Drinks
The secret to these appropriately-themed layered drinks, is sugar content. The more sugar, the heavier the liquid. Click over to Katrina’s Kitchen for easy instructions of how to blend Cranapple Juice, Gatorade and Pino-Colada flavoured drink to create this gorgeous bevy!
4th of July Upcycled Cans
Keep your tomato tins people! This is such a cute and easy way to decorate the table, plus a great way to get the kids involved. Kids can easily paint the tins – the messiness just adds to the look. Check out Mum4Real to see a step by step tutorial.
4th of July Flag Fruit Kebabs
If cooking is not your forté (like mwah), this is an easy, delicious, healthy and PATRIOTIC way to serve food at your BBQ. Another one your kids can help with too! Once you’ve cut up the fruit, the kids can skewer them… and work on their pattern-skills at the same time. Mum.Me has some useful tips for making this one.
4th of July Patriotic Ice Cream Cones
Every summer BBQ needs ice-cream cones, and these ones certainly stick to the theme! Simply melt white chocolate, paint it on the cones, then dip in your favourite red, white and blue sprinkles. Might be a nice little activity for your guests to do on the day! For more instructions, check out the Noble Pig Blog.
Happy 4th of July everyone and God Bless America!