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Here are some delicious 4th of July recipes to make for your party or family gathering, plus fun activities to do!
Happy 4th of July week!
I hope you’re enjoying a day or two off for the holiday. My kids are out of camp this week, so we’re planning to do all the summery activities: pool, ice cream, watermelon, and….dentist appointments! Because you’ve gotta take advantage of weekdays with nothing to do!!
If you’re heading to a picnic this week and need a last-minute dish to share, I’m sharing some festive Fourth recipes below along with family-friendly activities and some summery home décor ideas!
4th of July Recipes
Smoked Salmon Sliders
These smoked salmon sliders are SO easy to put together, and the addition of a few veggies makes them extra crunchy! Make sure you get the really good Hawaiian rolls.
Bean and Corn Party Dip
This party dip is one of our go-tos! And here is Thomas’s version.
Make-Ahead Toothpick Apps
This toothpick apps post is one of my most popular from Pinterest! These three ideas for healthy food on toothpicks help avoid sharing of utensils 😉
Arugula Goat Cheese Salad
This arugula goat cheese salad recipe is fresh side dish that pairs perfectly with grilled burgers and corn on the cob.
Summer Pasta Salad
This is one of those great pasta salad recipes where you can mix and match whatever you have in your fridge or garden! Sub in 2.5 cups of your own summer veggies, and use the combination of fresh and dried herbs you have in your pantry. You can’t go wrong!
Red, White + Blue Stacked Smoothies
These stacked smoothies require a little bit of work to prepare, but wouldn’t your kids love them!?
Whole Wheat Blueberry Cobbler Mini Muffins
Another way to use up those juicy blueberries this summer, these blueberry muffins would be so cute in little paper bags.
A Few More 4th of July Recipes From Friends
Fun Family Activities For the Fourth
- Decorate the driveway with sidewalk chalk – flags, fireworks and more!
- Make homemade popsicles with 100% fruit juice and coconut water for a refreshing treat.
- Or work together to make kid friendly Jell-O stars!
- Have a lawn game tournament complete with sack races and water balloon toss!
- Go on a family bike ride, dressed in your best red, white & blue attire. Add colorful streamers to your bike and play some patriotic tunes on a mini speaker.
Summery Home Decor Finds
From a sleek outdoor fireplace to adorable wicker patio furniture and colorful lawn games – I’ve linked all of these summer outdoor living finds here.