Thursday, July 4, 2013

Last Minute Fourth of July

The United States of America is turning 276 years old this July 4th! According to the US Census Bureau more than 41 million Americans spend the July 4th holiday celebrating at someone else’s home! How are you planning to celebrate?

Are you still undecided? No problem! Check out our simple, fun and stress-free ideas straight from Pinterest for the perfect July 4th!

DIY July 4th Tank Top

The July 4th holiday is a busy time of the year, and it’s likely that you have not had time to run out to the store to find the perfect all-American outfit!

To create this DIY tank, all you will need is a plain white t-shirt, red and blue spray paint, and painters tape.

The instructions for the t-shirt can be found by clicking on the following links:

A few things to remember before beginning: 1) Place a cardboard barrier on the inside of the t-shirt to prevent paint bleeding, 2) Use a white t-shirt that is 1 size too big 3) Take your time!

All-American Food

If you’re attending a 4th of July BBQ, and were asked to bring something, don’t stress because strawberry shortcake kabobs are super easy to make! All you will need to purchase at the store is refrigerated biscuit dough, strawberries, whipped cream topping and skewers!

Center Pieces that Sparkle

Finding and putting together last minute center pieces can be extremely stressful! For this July 4th, all you will need in order to create the perfect center piece are decorative glass jars, extra long sparklers, and a few patriotic flowers.

Arrange the jars on the table with flowers and sparklers in alternating jars. The jars will look simple, clean and chic during the day, but will be the talk of the party later that night!

Once the sun has gone down, light the sparklers, serve dessert and watch the show!

Refreshing Ideas

Every great get together or party has a signature drink, so why not have one at your July 4th event? To create this layered drink, purchase Ocean Spray Cran-Apple juice, Gatorade G2 in blueberry-pomegranate and Sobe Pina Colada juice!

Find a signature glass such as a mason jar to pour the drink mix into. Pour the juices into the glass in order of heaviest sugar content.

The above drinks do not have to be used, but are recommended in the following link: