The Spirit of the Red, White & Blue + Bonus 4th of July Recipes & Activities!

Another 4th of July is here, and boy, am I happy for a day 'off.' We've been busy little bees lately, and mama bee is wearing down fast! We're gearing up for a family beach vacay at the end of this week, which means I have little time left to pack. Yikes! The 4th is usually a fun and festive time for all, but the past few years, we've had rather unpleasant things arise on the 4th.
This year, I'm just hoping for an uneventful 4th of July.

A Low-Key Family Celebration

My favorite way to spend the 4th of July is to chill with family. I'm not super keen on fighting crowds, being stuck in traffic or dealing with extreme heat. We already had a family picnic at Triad Park on the 1st, as we came together to hear hubby with the Piedmont Wind Symphony. They presented a fun pops concert, and despite the heat, we had an enjoyable time.

Even though we don't have big plans today, we're still looking forward to enjoying the 4th with festive food, 4th of July outfits, and some fun activities. Sparklers, anyone? If you're looking for a few fun activities for food ideas that you still have time to pull off today, check out this awesome list of Fun 4th of July Recipes & Activities!

4th of July Recipes & Activities

This patriotic paint dot t-shirt is so easy to make, and perfect for the kids! If you have a plain white t-shirt and some red, white & blue paint, you already have everything you need to make this adorable shirt.

This super easy to make and super yummy red, white & blue s'mores dip was a big hit with our family the last 4th of July. Marshmallows, chocolate, sprinkles & graham crackers are all you need for this one!

Red, white, and blue ice cream cake is an easy treat! Just tear apart a store bought angel food cake, layer with vanilla ice cream & top with berries, cherries, and cool whip! Yum!

These festive patriotic pinwheel cookies are sure to be a hit at your 4th gathering! You can even stack them and layer with ice cream to make delicious ice cream sandwiches for a spectacular treat!

This collection of Memorial Day recipes are totally patriotic and are also perfect for the 4th of July!

How are you spending the 4th of July this year? I'd love to hear about your plans!

Have a safe and happy 4th!

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