Saturday, June 30, 2012

Celebrating July 4th, Independence Day

Celebrating July 4th, Independence Day

Celebrating the 4th of July has always been important in our family. Im thinking back on some of the Independence Days of the past, and I remember cook outs, fireworks, and family togetherness.

I remember making the flag cake that everyone makes with cool whip and berries.

Flag Cake with Real Whipped Cream and Glazed Berries

I dont know that you can get more American than that, but Ive made other goodies to mark the fourth.

Weve made flag cakes with Fondant Star Cutouts:                    
Star-spangled Pies:

Blueberry/Cranberry Flag Scones:

A few years back, my daughter and I had fun making our own 4th of July  t-shirts. 

If you have kids this craft is really fun for them. All you need is a shirt, some fabric paint (glow in the dark is really fun!), Some pipe cleaners and paper plates. You bend the pipe cleaners to paint on the fireworks.  You dip them onto a paper plate where youve poured out your paint. Kids can paint messages on the front or sleeves with puff paint. Detailedinstructions are here.  Be sure to make them a day or two in advance to give them a chance to dry before wearing! 

Whatever you and your family decide to do. I hope you have a fun time building memories together. 

Happy 4th of July Everyone! and God Bless America! 

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