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Happy Fourth of July – Great Ideas for Your Fourth of July Celebration

Fourth of July is a patriotic summer holiday that is a favorite for young and old alike.  It’s a time to get together and celebrate our nation’s birth and enjoy some good food, fireworks and outdoor activities.

If you are looking for some Fourth of July activities that will make the day special, you’ll find lots of Fourth of July party ideas here like Fourth of July food for your barbecue or picnic with lots of great Fourth of July recipes for red, white and blue snacks, American cuisine and patriotic desserts.

You’ll also find resources for Fourth of July party supplies and anything else you might need to create a great party for your guests including games and tips on how to have a fun and safe Fourth of July holiday.

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Fourth of July Party Supplies

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4th Of July Fill In Invitation ~Party Supplies~

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4th of July is here!
Let’s celebrate !!!
Invitation
8 with envelopes

All items are brand new and in their original packaging.

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Fourth of July-Independence Party Supplies Decorations

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1 (One)- package of 4 Patriotic Buntings

Measurements:

Each Bunting 32 in and Entire Banner measures 11ft long

**Waterproof plastic**

WHITE HOUSE WITH THE PORCH NOT INCLUDED NOR IS THE TREE or BUSH

Photo is to illustrate bunting only

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4th of July party supplies decorations patriotic TONS!!

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Huge lot of 4th of July party supplies!!! There are tons of items that will make your picnic or gathering even more memorable. Included in this lot is:

1. 24 American Flag pencils
2. 14 Star bracelets
3. 3 Star cookie cutters
4. 1 metal American flag bucket
5. 6 American Flag key chains
6. 1 flag coin purse
7. 60 stars & stripes goodie bags
8. 13 American Flag Chineese yo-yo’s
9. 1 Stars & Stripes storage box

These would be perfect for a 4th of July picnic!!

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Healthy 4th of July Recipes

This fourth of July, don’t miss out on the fun. Try these healthy recipes for your party, bbq or picnic  diet.com/videos

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4th of July Chocolate Dipping Ideas

Learn how to dip pretzels, strawberries and marshmallows in chocolate and decorate for a festive 4th. For more ideas, visit cakencrumbs.com/home.asp

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Fourth of July Cake : Cutting 2-Layer Cakes

Before decorating a two-layer cake, make sure all sides are level by trimming it. Cut cake layers with a serrated knife with tips from a professional baker in this free cake decorating video.

Expert: Karen Weisman
Bio: Karen Weisman graduated from Boston University with a degree in Hotel and Food Management. Since then, she has helped a national grocery store chain develop and launch a gourmet food division.
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July 4th Pina Colada – Art of the Drink 59

Anthony and Leah celebrate Independence Day with a red, white, and blue pina colada!

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Fourth of july cakes!?

I need a recipe for a cool fourth of july cake! If you could provide a link that would be awsome please help my mom was counting on me to find a recipe and I havn’t found one yet and our family looks to us to make a good cake so we need a good recipe thanks!!

STARS & STRIPES CELEBRATION CAKE
Yield: 50 Servings

2 18 1/4 oz pkg yellow cake mi

3 Medium-size firm, ripe banan
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1/4 c Lemon juice; freshly squeez
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2 pt Strawberries; fresh, washed
– dried and hulled
24 oz Heavy cream
1/3 c Confectioners sugar
1 1/2 c Blueberries; fresh

One hour ahead: Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 15 1/2 x 10 1/2
x 1″ jelly-roll pans; line with wax paper; grease paper. Prepare cake
batter according to package directions, working with one package at a
time. Spread batter in prepared pans; bake 15 to 20 minutes until
wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Invert cake
layers onto wire racks; peel off paper; cool. In medium size bowl,
toss banana slices with lemon juice. Pour off excess juice; set
bananas aside. Slice about 24 well shaped strawberries lengthwise in
half; reserve for top of cake. Coarsely chop remaining strawberries;
set aside. In large bowl with electric mixer at high speed beat cream
until soft peaks form; gradually beat in sugar until stiff. Spoon
half whipped cream into second bowl; fold in chopped strawberries.
Set both creams aside. Place one cake layer on large serving platter;
tuck strips of wax paper under cake to keep platter clean. Using
spatula, spread strawberry cream over cake; top with second cream
cake layer. Spread plain cream over top and sides of cake; carefully
remove wax paper strips. In top left hand corner of cake, using tip
of sharp knife, mark 7 1/2 x 5″ rectangle. Place blueberries in even
rows in the rectangle to form stars of the flag. To from stripes,
alternate rows of strawberries and bananas, overlapping fruit in each
row as necessary. Chill until serving time, up to 2 hours. Cut into 2
x 1 1/2″ pieces to serve.

BERRIES & CREAM CAKE

A pound cake mix is used for the layers in this light and attractive dessert.

Preparation time: 30 min Baking time: 20 min Cooling time: 1 hrs
Yield: 8 servings

Cake Ingredients:
1 (16-ounce) package pound cake mix
3/4 cup milk
2 eggs

Filling Ingredients:
2 cups LAND O LAKES® Heavy Whipping Cream
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons freshly grated lemon peel
3 cups fresh berries (blueberries, raspberries, sliced strawberries)
Grated lemon peel, if desired

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 15x10x1-inch jelly-roll pan; set aside. Combine cake mix, milk and eggs in large bowl. Beat at low speed for 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium. Beat, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

Beat whipping cream in large bowl at high speed until soft peaks form. Add sugar and lemon peel; continue beating until stiff peaks form.

Trim edges of cake. Cut cake crosswise into three equal pieces. Place 1 cake piece on serving platter. Spread 1/3 filling over top; arrange 1/3 berries over filling. Repeat with remaining cake layers, filling and berries. Cover; refrigerate until serving time.

To serve, cut into slices. Garnish with grated lemon peel, if desired.

TIP: Already prepared pound or angel food cake loaves can be purchased for an even easier dessert. Just spoon the filling and berries over slices of cake

RED, WHITE, AND BLUE CAKE

Cake:

1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 egg
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Topping:

1 cup strawberries, blueberries, mulberries, etc.
4 tablespoons sugar
splash of cola
Cool Whip

While the cake is being prepared, combine the berries, sugar and cola and allow to sit in refrigerator.
Preheat oven to 350°F.

Combine the ingredients for the cake and beat together.

Transfer batter to a cake pan and bake for about 30 minutes or until golden brown on top.

After cake is finished, let cool for about 15 minutes and top with Cool Whip. Drain the juice from the berry mixture and spoon berries on top.

Refrigerate for about an hour before serving

Watermelon Cake
Savor the sweetest slice of watermelon you’ll ever eat! The chocolate seeds are a melt-in-your-mouth prize.

1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for in cake mix directions
1 package (0.13 oz) cherry or other red-colored unsweetened soft drink mix
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1 container (12 oz) Betty Crocker® Whipped fluffy white frosting
Green and red food colors
2/3 cup green jelly beans

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms only of two 8- or 9-inch round pans with shortening or cooking spray.
2. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, egg whites and drink mix with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds; beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips. Pour into pans.
3. Bake 27 to 32 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
4. In small bowl, stir 1 cup frosting with 10 to 12 drops green food color. Stir 10 to 12 drops red food color into remaining frosting. Frost sides of cakes with green frosting; press green jelly beans into frosting. Frost tops of cakes with red frosting; press remaining 2 tablespoons chocolate chips into frosting for seeds. If desired, cut cakes crosswise in half and arrange “slices” randomly on tray. To serve, cut into wedges. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Angel Food Flag Cake
Family and friends will eagerly devour this sensational patriotic dessert made with bountiful summer berries!

1 package Betty Crocker® 1-step white angel food cake mix
1 1/4 cups water
3 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened (thawed and drained) raspberries
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons seedless red raspberry jam, melted
1 container (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed (3 cups)
2 cups fresh or frozen (thawed and drained) blueberries

1. Move oven rack to middle position. Heat oven to 350ºF.
2. Beat cake mix and 1 1/4 cups cold water in extra-large glass or metal bowl with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds; beat on medium speed 1 minute. Pour into 2 ungreased loaf pans, 9x5x3 inches, or 3 ungreased loaf pans, 8 1/2×4 1/2×2 1/2 inches.
3. Bake 9-inch pans 35 to 45 minutes, 8 1/2-inch pans 28 to 38 minutes, or until top is dark golden brown and cracks feel very dry and not sticky. Do not underbake. Immediately turn each pan on its side on heatproof surface and let rest until completely cool. Run knife around edges; remove from pans.
4. Line each same loaf pan with plastic wrap, allowing wrap to extend over edges. Place raspberries, sugar and jam in food processor; cover and process, using 3 quick on-and-off motions, until coarsely chopped. Cut each loaf cake horizontally into 4 slices, using serrated or electric knife. Place 1 slice in bottom of each pan; spread 3 tablespoons of the raspberry mixture over each. Top with another slice cake. Repeat with remaining raspberry mixture and cake slices. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours until chilled.
5. To remove loaves easily from pans, place serving plate upside down on top of pan; turn pan upside down onto plate. Remove pan and plastic wrap. Cut each loaf crosswise into 8 slices, using serrated or electric knife. Serve with whipped topping and blueberries

Wave Your Flag Cake

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Prep Time: 20 min
Total Time: 4 hr 25 min
Makes: 18 servings

1 qt. strawberries(about 4 cups), divided
1-1/2 cups boiling water
1 pkg. (8-serving size) or 2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Brand Gelatin, any red flavor
Ice cubes
1 cup cold water
1 pkg. (12 oz.) pound cake, cut into 10 slices
1-1/3 cups blueberries, divided
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed

SLICE 1 cup of the strawberries; set aside. Halve remaining strawberries; set aside.
STIR boiling water into dry gelatin mix in large bowl 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Add enough ice to cold water to measure 2 cups. Add to gelatin; stir until ice is melted. Refrigerate 5 minutes or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites). Meanwhile, line bottom of 13×9-inch dish with cake slices. Add sliced strawberries and 1 cup of the blueberries to thickened gelatin; stir gently. Spoon over cake slices.
REFRIGERATE 4 hours or until firm. Spread whipped topping over gelatin. Arrange strawberry halves on whipped topping for “stripes” of “flag.” Arrange remaining 1/3 cup blueberries on whipped topping for “stars.” Store leftover cake in refrigerator

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4th of July food/drink ideas?

what are some food and drink ideas for the fourth of july, that are colored red white and blue.

i thought of a really yummy drink for the colors.

but lemonade mix and make a slushie using ice and the blender and do the same with a strawberry or rasberry drink mix but i have NO idea for the blue color? i know i could use food coloring but blue mouths.. ha. so any blue drinks? doesn’t have to be a mix..

and also any simple yet festive dessert ideas?
i thought about brownies with white frosting zigzagged on it and red and blue sprinkles 😀 any more ideaaas?

well for the drink theres a blue coolaid drink but i forgot what the flavor is (sorry) and for dessert u could also try making cupcakes with white frosting have is be a redish colored cupcake (like having it b cherry or use food coloring) with blue sprinkles or u could make brownies and have the frosting look like an american flag.

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Where can I get some fourth of july stories for kids?? ages 2-7?

Okay so I am working at a daycare and we are going to be closed on friday due to fourth of july, and we are going to be doing some activities for Fourth of July! I need some short watered-down stories so they can understand the meaning behind Fourth of July. Keep in mind that these kids ages range from the 2 years old to 7, so please give me some sites or if you have a story yourself please let me know. I need this by today or tomorrow if possible probably by today would be very very nice. I really need this guys so if you can please send me some comments it would be very helpful!?

Lol..hi sorry if noone is helpngi, but I’m 16 and go to alot of kids sites for some decorations so i know some good ones!

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/fourth-of-july/short-stories/index.html

this is kindof long but you can revise it
http://www.american.edu/heintze/burgess.htm

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/fourth-of-july/short-stories/a-gunpowder-story.html

July 4th, US Independence Day

hoped i helped!

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Cute fourth of July ideas?

What are some cute clothes/accesories I could wear for a fourth of july party? Theres going to be dancing to so it has to be movable.
lol my mom was like “you could wrap a cardboard cylinder around yourself, then put a funnel on your head with the plastic sparklers coming out of it and be a firework!” …………so regardless of the humor, nothing like that =-)
Thanks!

dress as a bomb pop

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What are some good places to spend the Fourth of July in?

My family typically goes on a road trip vacation every year for the fourth of July holiday. This year, my dad put me in charge of coordinating a vacation for my mom and us (I’m 15 by the way). We live in Atlanta, Georgia and we want to travel somewhere nice. Certain thoughts came to mind like maybe visiting the Mississippi River or New York, but we didn’t know if these place had much to offer for me.
Any thoughts for destinations within a days drive of Marietta GA? Thanks.

Pittsburgh fires off fireworks from the rivers. The go up and you can catch them at eye level in Mount Washington, a short ‘incline’ railroad car ride form down below. It is so awesome.

Spend the day before at Kennywood Park, one fo the great amusement parks of America, with many rides on the National Register of Historic Places. Sleep downtown and enjoy yourself over the weekend eating great food at Primanti Brothers and seeing the Pgh Regatta, since the Pirates are out of town…You must hurry with reservations, though…

The kids will dig the Science Cneter next to Heinz Field and PNC park…and you can take a tour of the park since the Bucs are in FLA…

Have a good time, wherever you decide to go!

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Fourth of July Fun~ Chocolate Firecracker Dessert cups with Transfer Sheets, pt. 1

Part One: Make a star spangled dessert for your starry-eyed sweetheart with these dandy chocolate fire cracker dessert cups using chocolate transfer sheets. Easy to make and even easier to eat ! fill them with chocolate mousse, fruit, ice cream or confections.

Video in 3 parts. Part One : make the chocolate dessert cup, Part Two: make the chocolate flames, Part Three: Make the chocolate confetti curls.

For more lip-smacking fun check out my new instructional chocolate decorating DVD “The Chocolate Garden”.

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The Chocolate Addict
“Simply Spectacular Chocolate Projects to Swank up your Soiree”

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