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The 4th of July is the best time of year to show your patriotic pride. And if you are hosting a special bbq on the 4th, you will need these 5 Red, White & Blue July 4th Treats or crafts.

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Patriotic Fruit Flag

Shopping List:

  • Package Blueberries
  • 2 Bananas
  • Package Strawberries
  • 8 Wooden skewers

Instructions:

  • Cut the bananas into 1 to 1 1/2 inch pieces (you will need about 32 pieces)
  • Cut the strawberries into 1 to 1 1/2 inch piece (again you need about 32 pieces)
  • Start by placing 6 blueberries on the top of 4 wooden skewers
  • Finish those skewers layering a banana and strawberry 3 times
  • Take the remaining 4 skewers and start layering the bananas and strawberries 5 time each so it matches up with the other skewers.
  • This will look like an American flag once you are finished

Red, White & Blue Cupcakes

Shopping List:

  • Red Velvet Cupcake Mix + 3 eggs, water, oil

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 oz. pkg Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Blueberries

Instructions:

  • Mix together the cake mix with eggs, water, and oil
  • Fill cupcake liners about 3/4 full and bake for 14-19 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Meanwhile, make the icing by beating the cream cheese and powdered sugar together
  • Add vanilla and slowly add the heavy cream until stiff peaks form
  • Let the cupcakes cool then add icing to the top followed by a few blueberries

July 4th Strawberries

Shopping List

  • Strawberries
  • White Chocolate
  • Blue sugar sprinkles

Instructions:

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Using a double boil system, melt the white chocolate
  • Once melted, dip the tip of the strawberry in the chocolate, then in the blue sugar sprinkles
  • Place on parchment paper and put in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes until the chocolate hardens

Red, White & Blue Pretzels

Shopping List:

  • Pretzel Snaps
  • White Chocolate, cut into small squares
  • Red, White and Blue M&Ms

Instructions:

  • Add the white chocolate to the top of a pretzel snap and put on a paper plate
  • Put in the microwave for 45 seconds until the chocolate is slightly melted
  • Remove and add the red, white and blue M&M’s in the shape of a flower
  • Serve once it hardens

This really fun idea is courtesy of Two Sisters Crafting.com

Red, White & Blue Rice Candles

Shopping List

  • 3 cups Rice
  • Red & Blue food coloring
  • Mini votive candle

Instructions:

  • Separate the rice into 3 different bowls with 1 cup each
  • Add red food coloring to one bowl, blue to another and mix together
  • Let dry and layer the red, white (plain rice) and blue in a small mason jar
  • Add the candle to the top

This is fun for a table display for a July 4th party!

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