We are in the midst of a heat wave. How about you? The heat wave is scheduled to continue throughout the week. I have house guests arriving later in the week and have been looking for Sizzling 4th of July Ideas that were oh so cool.
This happy patriotic bunting from remains a favorite.
Sizzling 4th of July Ideas
A fun and fast centerpiece idea are to make paper lollies. I am heading to the Dollar Store to see what type of patriotic candies I can find.
It is illegal to set of firework where we live (due to dryness/fire hazard issues) but these sweet Firecracker Favors would be welcome.
Bathroom paper rolls have never looked better! I love that these stars are completely recyclable.
Just think of the scraps of ribbon and paper you could use for these rockin’ rockets! They also use empty t.p. rolls as a base.
I might make this darling bunting for the mantle.
Mr. Décor is so good about hanging up our flag for holidays. But for those who may not have a flag or have kids at home that need a simple and fun craft project try this wonderful windsock. Complete instructions are available HERE.
This is such a cute game for kids.
For those who get to participate in a parade make sure you clip on these clothespin pinwheels.
I saved my Sunday paper and have plans to make some party hats.
You can also make these napkin holders.
I found boxes of sparklers at Wal Mart to create this look.
Other adorable place settings include these darling printable party circles.
You can quickly transform clear votives and vases with scrapbook paper and double-sided tape.
My friend Yvonne is a master at creative festive tablescapes. I love the geraniums and flags.
Make sure you check out this entire picnic at HWTM.
Festive Food Ideas
A few food ideas I love~ fruity and festive toast.
How about some patriotic pancakes?
Right now I can’t get enough water. I love the idea of making it festive with berries and pretty paper straws. The secret to floating blueberries is to freeze them.
For a party gift, I love these simple red licorice flags.
Here at Storybook Cottage, we’ll also be rocking to a patriotic playlist.
Come back tomorrow for our Patriotic Porch Tour.
Does your home have patriotic pizazz?