Easy July 4th desserts and crafts are my sweet spot. We are blessed to have wonderful neighbors and for the better part of the last 8 years have spent every July 4th at our neighborhood pool followed by driveway sparklers and all kinds of easy fireworks fun. Thanks to our mutually busy schedules, we never have firm plans about exactly what the day might bring until about 48 hours ahead of time. Its either a mix of an all day potluck at the pool followed by the evening fun or someone offers to host for the evening barbecue and fireworks so we still gather at the pool but leave the food till the evening.
Thanks to my love of all things holidays, when it comes to potlucks I can’t help but raise my hand for desserts and crafts because to me, that’s where you really see the spirit of the day. Thanks to the wonderfully creative team at Spoonful.com, check out my top picks for Easy July 4th Desserts and Crafts everyone will love.
Berry Flag Pull Apart Cake
Pictured above, I have to say pull apart cupcake cakes are tailor made for neighborhood parties. You get all the wow factor of a decorated cake with out the mess of having to cut and serve it when the time comes. What I love about this Berry Flag Pull Apart Cake is its a fresh twist on the always classic July 4th Dessert staple ~ a flag cake with blueberries, strawberries, and whip cream.
Watermelon Pop Stars
Its no secret I have a sweet tooth but when it comes to July 4th desserts, its always smart to include fruit based options too. I love these Watermelon Pop Stars because not only are they festive, but they are one of the most refreshing fruits you can offer in the heat of the day.
Red White and Blue Popsicles
At some point in the day, all eyes will be on the popsicles and these Red, White, and Blue Popsicles are equal parts refreshing and a truly healthy snack. Made with plain yogurt, berries, and honey they are sure to wow the crowd.
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Sticks
Sweet and salty treats always taste great when you are out in the sun and having fun. Quite possibly the easiest sweet treat I know, Chocolate Covered Pretzel Sticks are a Gold family holiday must have. Just choose patriotic sprinkles and serve them in the Uncle Sam Treat Holders listed below.
Uncle Sam Treat Holders
Place treats in containers that let you pre-measure amounts while giving everyone easy access to something delicious is a smart way to make your July 4th Desserts table stay organized all day long. These Uncle Sam Treat Holders are an easy craft for your kids to do ahead of time and a great take home party favor once the fireworks have come to an end.
Personalized Can Holders
I’m a fan of serving cool drinks for guests of all ages and find choosing a variety of non-alcoholic beverages served in cans is the way to go. Easy to chill over ice until needed, canned drinks are also more often recycled than using plastic cups and names written with Sharpies. Personalized Can Holders with a patriotic theme are another great kids craft that also become a favorite party favor that will last all summer long.
Star Spangled Wavers
Having a flag to wave is a July 4th must have. These Star Spangled Wavers take a fun twist on the traditional flag on a stick letting you create an easy homemade craft with stars and ribbons in red,white and blue. Of course, I’d suggest adding as much sparkle as you can with glitter dusted stars and ribbon that has some silver bling too!
Star Spangled Luminarias
Light the night with these festive Star Spangled Luminarias! So simple for little hands to help decorate, the patriotic flair comes from simple star shaped cut outs in blue and red glued inside the bag. Set up a craft station where kids can both decorate bags and fill them with sand when done. Use a white bag and add patriotic stickers to increase the color and let each child set their luminaria out on the walkway in just the right spot.
I hope these July 4th Dessert and Craft ideas help make your celebration truly special as you gather with family and friends. Tell me…
What July 4th desserts and crafts do you love to make?
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