Friday Favorites for Fourth of July

Happy Friday! Fourth of July is less than two weeks away (where is summer going already?!) so in order to get ready for your celebrations I’ve rounded up some great patriotic ideas!

Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays.  Growing up we would go to my Grandma’s house for a family cookout every year and my uncle would put on our own private fireworks display.  I remember being so excited the first year he let me light a small firework myself! Especially because my parents hated the idea 🙂 My Grandma would make enough food to feed an army and we would all hang out on her three-season porch and have just good simple fun.

Here are some fun recipe and DIY ideas to try for your next Fourth of July celebration!

1-Favorite DIY Lighting

First of all, if your Fourth of July party is likely to go into the night you’ll want to try these DIY Mason Jar lanterns! These are very easy and the full tutorial can be found at Addicted 2 DIY.  Also great as flower vases or to hold silverware!

Fourth of July Mason Jar Lantern image from Addicted 2 DIY|featured on Mountain View Lane blog

Addicted 2 DIY

2-Favorite Popsicle

I came across these Coconut Water and Fresh Berry popsicles from Back to the Book Nutrition and oh. my. goodness. These look so refreshing! Also, healthy. Bonus: they are incredibly simple because they have only two ingredients. Another bonus: they fit in perfectly with the Fourth of July theme! Therefore, they are a must at your next BBQ.

Patriotic coconut water and fresh berry popsicles from Back to the Book Nutrition|featured on Fourth of July Favorites from Mountain View Lane blog

Back to the Book Nutrition

3-Favorite Boozy Treat

Have you ever had a Buzzed Cherry Bomb?! Fourth of July is the perfect time to try these little suckers from Frosting and a Smile.  If you want to skip the alcohol, they also have a “virgin” version! Therefore, you have no excuse not to make these.  These look like they would be quite addicting!

Buzzed Cherry Bombs from Frosting and a Smile|featured on Fourth of July favorites at Mountain View Lane blog

Frosting and a Smile

4-Favorite DIY Decor

A great way to use up any scrap fabric is to try making a rag garland.  Customize these to fit nearly any holiday or occasion! And furthermore, they can be reused each year.  Easy step-by-step guidelines at The Ribbon Retreat!

Fourth of July Rag Ribbon Garland from The Ribbon Retreat|featured on Mountain View Lane blog

The Ribbon Retreat

5-Favorite Dessert

Finally, we come to dessert.  And no, the popsicles and cherry bombs do not count as dessert in my eyes. Cupcakes are perfect for cookouts-easy to ahead of time, require little more than a napkin or small plate to serve, and you can design to fit any occasion! If you’re making cupcakes for Fourth of July check out these adorable firecracker cupcake toppers from Celebrate and Decorate.  Super cute! And you can use this idea with either homemade or store bought cupcakes-win, win!

Fourth of July Firecracker cupcakes from Celebrate and Decorate|featured on Mountain View Lane blog

Celebrate and Decorate

6-Free Printable Art

Finally, use free printable as an easy way to update your holiday decor.  Often you can use picture frames you already have (or buy one cheap!) and switch them out with the season/holidays.  Therefore, you’ll have no excuse not to decorate! Here are some patriotic printable art ideas:

Fourth of July free printables detailed by Home Accessories featured on Mountain View Lane blog

Home Accessories

What are your plans for the Fourth of July? Also, share your favorite recipe or project in the comments!

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3 Comments

    • Cassie

      Thank you for the comment! Never too much dessert in my eyes-I’ll just count the popsicles and cherries as fruit! 🙂 And I thought your firecracker cupcakes were so creative-I had to share them!

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