Prepping for the 4th of July

Happy July friends!

This is one of my favorite weeks of the year. Because I LOVE the Fourth of July. Basically, it’s on the same playing field as Christmas morning. Every year, we go to a family friend’s house to play at the lake. It’s a great time. Plus, it’s warm outside – 80s and sunny is about as perfect a day as we can ask for after such a frigid and brutal winter.

Oh, and one other thing: the festive decor, food, drinks…you name it. A good day with good people. These are the days that I live for.

So right now, I’m planning what our contribution to a fab 4th of July will be. I’ve been thinking about this for a while. Mostly because I’ve been a little Pinterest addicted.

Every year I make this:

raspberry dessert

So obviously I have to make it this year. It’s one of my faves – and you can get the recipe here.

I also want to bring something easy and healthy that the little man can snack on. I’m thinking some fruit kebabs like these:

fruit kebabs

They look super easy to make, and easy for little fingers to eat. Oh, and I think some strawberry/raspberry kebabs would be great in some sangria for mommy.

I also thought it might be fun to freeze some ice with fruit in it – super easy and festive, and refreshing on a hot day…right?

4th of july drinks, fruit ice, fruit in ice

And then I found this:

4th of july drinks, fruit ice, fruit in ice

And it’s like a cool science experiment that I can do with Ricky! You add the liquid based on sugar content (heaviest sugar content goes on the bottom) over an ice cube and the drink stays separated by color. Here’s what you’ll need:

1. Add Cranberry Juice (40g) 2. Fill glass with ice 3. Pour Sobe Piña Colada (25g) slowly on an ice cube 4. Low cal Blue Gatorade (5g)

I’ll Instagram it out on Thursday so we can all be prepared on Friday – I know. I’m the best.

So…what am I missing? I’d love some more festive DIY ideas for the 4th of July if you’ve got ’em to share!

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