Easy Fourth of July Bash

With Fourth of July this weekend, I am sure we’ll all be either hosting a picnic or heading over to one. I thought I would include a few ideas that you can do last minute to make the guests feel extra patriotic and festive.

Do you remember those Rocket Pops from childhood? You know the ones that are layered in red, white and blue? What if I told you could recreate those, but in drink form? All it takes are a few ingredients and a little science. When you’re shopping for the ingredients, keep an eye on the colors and sugar content of the pops and juices because it’s the sugar content that will keep the colors separated in your glass. The drink with the highest sugar content needs to go into your glass first, followed by the remaining two drinks in descending order.

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Of course there is always the adult version of the drink using Grenadine, Blue Curacao and vodka (or cream). Personally, I would try using a lemon vodka, but you probably could use just about anything here and it would be yummy.

The perfect garnish for either of these drinks is a firework straw. You can either pick these up at a party store or online if you have enough time. OR you can have the kids make them! All you need are straws, some metallic tinsel in the color of your choice and some hot glue. (Just be sure not to melt your straw!) There is a great tutorial for making these that you can find here.

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Tables for the Fourth of July celebration can easily be incorporated into the theme by purchasing red, white and blue cutlery, plates and napkins. (Keep your cups clear so you can show off those pretty layered drinks!) Use stars and stripes scrapbooking or wrapping paper to wrap up old coffee cans or containers to hold your supplies and condiments. Red, white or blue bandanas washed several times are a great way to incorporate a rustic feel to your get-together. Simple vases or jars with floating star candles are another easy, great idea.

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The main thing to keep in mind is to look around at what you already have. You may have most of what you need!

Stressing out about your next event? Don’t! For personalized ideas and more, contact Delvaux Wedding & Event Planning.

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