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festive, patriotic treats {in no time}

June 29, 2013

Ok, so it is almost here–the big summer holiday.  The Fourth of July.  And maybe you were invited to a party/gathering.  Maybe you said you would bring a dish.  Maybe you want to show off your Martha-skills and bring something with some wow-factor..something, say, red, white, and/or blue?  Have no fear.  You can do it.  And it won’t take you all afternoon…

Here are some of my favorite super-fast, festive foods I have come across, shining with Independence Day spirit…

last-minute-treats

1.  I love how easy, portable, and not-so-messy these Brownie and Fruit Kebabs are.  I have seen the ‘cake’ version out there too.  No forks or plates needed! (via Mel’s Kitchen Cafe)

2.  If you have a little extra time, really wow your host/guests with red, white, and blue 4th of July Strawberries.  They are in season and would make a gorgeous display.  (via The Sisters Cafe)

3.  Speaking of kebabs…how adorable are the watermelon and blueberry Fourth of July Wands?  I love the health-food factor!  The Circus Berry family will definitely have these on July 4th! (via Weelicious)

4. Need a cool party favor, or something the kids will LOVE?  Dynamite Twizzlers.  Perfect!  (via Hershey’s)

5.  Red and Blue sports drinks.  Easy-peasy. (via Circus Berry)

6.  This Patriotic Parfait is another great (mostly) health food option.  Layer it in individual glasses, a trifle bowl, shot glasses…any of those would be great.  I think I will be swapping yogurt for the whipped cream for a fab, festive breakfast!  (via Betty Crocker)

7.  Pretzel Sparklers.  These really speak to me.  Salty, sweet, and something the kids can do too.  A great use for my extra star sprinkles too!  (via A Pinch of Glitter)

Easy is good, right?  Grab one or any combo of these fast ideas for a very festive Fourth.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Lori June 29, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Thanks for the feature, Anne! I love this round up of easy, last minute ideas for the 4th. I also like that so many of them are healthy. Enjoy your weekend!

    • Reply Anne June 29, 2013 at 11:45 am

      Absolutely! Totally making the pretzels…love.

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