This 4th of July backyard bash is ringing with American spirit.From red, white & blue treats to fun family entertainment, your guests will leave this 4th of July backyard bash feeling even more patriotic
When it comes to putting together a 4th of July backyard bash, red, white & blue treats and eats are at the top of the list. We decided to create a menu of easy Americans desserts that everyone will love.
Whenever I style a party the first thing I think of is the cookie that will go perfectly with the theme. My friend Shanan over at enchanted cookie boutique is truly an artist want to comes to her work. Her cookies taste as delicious as they look which is something I’ve had a hard time finding in beautifully decorated cookies.I thought red, white and blue snowcones are so fun and summer and definitely remind me of the 4th of July. So naturally, I knew I needed then made in cookie form for this party. She makes them gluten-free which I love, that way I can indulge with all the other party guests.
We also decided to serve up fresh cherries, simple gluten-free vanilla cupcakes with white cream cheese frosting and red and blue pop rocks on top. Which the kids sure had fun with!
Another must for little hands were gluten-free rice crispy squares topped with red and blue sprinkles. With all the sweets I knew I needed something refreshing and light for summer. I decided on a red, white and blue fruit salad. There’s a special ingredient in this salad that pulls it altogether and elevates it to a new level of delicious… Perfectly Free cherry vanilla dairy free frozen bites are the secret ingredient that everybody loved in this fruit salad. They are great because it adds more juiciness and flavor without the dairy or other top allergens.
We’ve used them and other delicious recipes like our blueberry heart smart smooth bowl and dairy free ice cream fudge pops. I think this fruit salad is my new favorite recipe with these products though. For me, no celebration is complete without gorgeous, fresh florals. This beautiful arrangement is popping with patriotic colors in the form of roses & lilies. In a beautiful blue vase these made the perfect centerpiece to our rustic picnic table. Entertainment is another thing I always think about when gathering friends together. For this 4th of July backyard bash I decided to keep it simple with a giant game of yard Yahtzee. We played this last year at our summer block party and everyone loved it. I knew the kids would enjoy it again. I also got extra pop rocks for the kids to enjoy and boy did they ever! My little lady tried them for the first time and thought they were so funny. It was so cute to see! I found red, white and blue star confetti push pops at target for only a dollar each. I also found one dollar patriotic sunglasses for the kids and couldn’t resist picking them up.
They loved these little party favors and were excited to take the glasses home. We made sure that our favorite American songs were playing throughout the party which brought life and fun to it as well. All in all, it was a very funny little gathering and something that can be re-created for your own 4th of July backyard bash. Wishing you all a very happy 4th of July! And here is that delicious fruit salad recipe I was telling you about…
Photos: Amie Pendle
A classic fruit salad for your next summer get-together.
- 1 pint strawberries, sliced
- 1 pint blueberries
- 1 pint raspberries
- 1 package Perfectly Free cherry vanilla non-dairy frozen bites
- 3 T white pearl sprinkles
- Optional: fresh mint
- Pop the Perfectly Free non-dairy frozen bites in cherry vanilla flavor in a big bowl and leave on the counter for 30 minutes
- Add the washed blueberries and raspberries to the bowl along with the sliced strawberries
- Mix together until the berries are coated in the melted frozen bites
- Sprinkle the fruit mixture with pearl sprinkles and fresh mint if desired
- Enjoy cold on a hot summer day!
Keywords: 4th of July, summer, party, kid-friendly
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Originally published June 27, 2017