LAST minute 4th of July decorations and ideas

For all you LAST MINUTE Divas out there, this post is for you… a few last minute deco and dessert ideas for the 4th of July…

Easy-peasy 4th of July paper pinwheels, from Good Housekeeping:


Also from Good Housekeeping, simply decorate vases with patriotic ribbons, and fill with white hydrangeas – classic, lovely look!


Got kids running around for the 4th?  How about whipping up a batch of Rice Crispy treats, and letting them decorate them Americana style?  Check out the quick and easy tutorial from No Time For Flash Cards:

For those of you who live in no-fireworks areas, or want to stay away from the LOUD booms and ashes, here is a great idea for celebrating safely.. confetti balloons, from lil Sugar:

And one last quick and easy idea… (so quick and easy that I will be pulling it together this afternoon)… 4th of July Dessert kabobs in the shape of our flag!  Strawberries, marshmallows, blueberries and sticks… and you are in business!

Happy 4th of July!!

4th of July Dessert Recipes

I realized yesterday that June is basically HALF over already.  (Wait, what??)  And that means I better get a move on with my 4th of July party plans.   SO, I went in search of ways to celebrate and EAT well for 4th of July.   (And I was specifically looking for EASY ideas, because… well, it’s summer, and I don’t want complicated!) Found these terrific 4th of July dessert recipes that I had to share!

From Bakers Royale, check out these adorable EASY Fruit Pops.  I love, love, love the star shapes!

If you are looking for a super cute, super EASY 4th of July patriotic dessert, check out the Red, White and Blue cookie from Get Off Your Tush and Cook:

So, I’m not a fan of the beet and blue potato chips idea in this next tutorial from Martha Stewart, BUT I love the free printable paper cones.  I’m thinking popcorn would be cute in the cones, and maybe even colored popcorn!?

I’ve seen a lot of variations for EASY 4th of July Fruit Kabobs, but my daughter is voting for this recipe from The Frugal Girls.  Why?  Because it has MARSHMALLOWS!  (Bananas would work too, but we love marshmallows around here).

And finally, because I couldn’t help myself, I have one more EASY Fruit and Brownie Kabobs recipe for you.  And this recipe from Simple Organized Living?  Has brownies!  AND Marshmallows. Oh yea, baby!

Is it July yet??