A Fourth of July to Remember

Does anyone else smell

Sounds of celebration in the air! Fireworks fill the night sky. Party in the USA plays on the radio. The Red. The White. The Blue. It's the 4th of July! Ready to have fun with your kids this Independence Day? There are lots of fun ways to celebrate; you have your parades, concerts, block parties, and family reunions all in one day. One of the most exciting things about the Fourth of July would have to be the fireworks. It's a certain feeling you get when they fill the sky and break apart into the most beautiful colors. It literally takes your breath away.

Another important ingredient to the Fourth of July is the food. It is not complete without it. Every good backyard BBQ needs the classics like hamburgers, hot dogs sizzling on the grill, ribs dipped in BBQ sauce, and chicken seasoned to perfection, but if BBQ's and meat is not your thing we have alternatives. You can relax on the beach or poolside, have a picnic, or maybe even hit the town. There has to be a firework show going on somewhere. We have a few ways to show off your Fourth of July spirit which will include :

  • D.I.Y Projects
  • Decorations
  • Food & Dessert Ideas
  • Arts & Crafts for the kids

Food Quest.

This one is for our vegans/veggie lovers or for those who rather try a healthier option! To the right we have Tofu Banh Mi Vegan Sliders. They don't necessarily have to go on the grill - BBQ Style, but they can be a great addition to your Fourth of July spread.

Things you'll need:

  • Cucumbers, Cilantro, Pickled Carrot, Daikon Radish
  • Mayonnaise, Soy Sauce, Maple Syrup, Tomato Paste, and Liquid Smoke
  • Tofu, Tofu Bacon

Healthy Enough? Get the full tutorial

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The Grilled Black Bean Burger

Another healthy and classic option is the Grilled Black Bean Burger. These burgers are loaded with protein, fiber, and vitamins! You're getting everything your body needs. It is indeed a must try. To the right there's a burger from a tutorial we loved or you can take the ingredients below and do your own thing! Just have fun ♡

Things you'll need:

  • Black Beans
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Sauteed Onions
  • Brown Rice

only here for the food.

  1. Hot Dogs
  2. Baby Back Ribs
  3. Chicken Kebabs
  4. Ice Cream Sundaes
  5. Salmon
  6. Salad
  1. Sliders
  2. Mini Apple Pies
  3. Salmon Burgers
  4. Firecracker Cake
  5. Grilled Chicken Nachos
  6. Grilled Sausages
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Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches

Here's a dessert kids can help make and enjoy. Red velvet cake is delicious all by itself, but just think if you cut the cake into squares and add your favorite brand of Vanilla Ice Cream between its fluffy layers. Yum! P.s. You don't have to use red velvet cake mix, you can buy red velvet cookies.

A Gem : add a patriotic touch by placing Blue and White M&M's inside the red velvet cookie dough.

Appetize Me.

Surprise your guests with macaroni and cheese cups. This is a nice and light snack you can serve while guests wait for the BBQ! Grab your muffin or cupcake pan + cooking spray and you're all set. Need a tutorial?

Ingredients |

Elbow Pasta, 1 ½ Canned Milk, Black Pepper, Salt, 2 Eggs, and 3 tsp of Butter.

Other Appetizer Ideas :

  • Grilled Mini Pizzas
  • Fruit Salads
  • Fried Pickles
  • Fruit Kebabs
Previous Next There are many fun & creative ideas you can try with your kids for the Fourth of July. Our personal favorite is the Star Spangled Slime. Slime is the NEW thing and every kid enjoys it. Simply click the idea you think your kid will enjoy the most and we'll take you straight to the tutorial. We also have a list of things you need for the Star Spangled Slime below. Have fun.
  • 6 oz craft glue (like Elmer’s)
  • Borax
  • Patriotic Confetti
  • Bowls
  • Large Glitter in Red or Blue
  • Water
  • Spoons

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