Monday, June 30, 2014

Must-Have Treats for July 4th!

Yay for Monday, lovies! Well, maybe not for some people. But since it's my day off after the weekend, I was excited to see it arrive. This coming weekend we are headed to St. Louis with my sister and her (new!) husband, and my in laws to stay with my parents for the weekend. Oh, and the puppy cousins get to come too :) Speaking of puppy, this is totally on an unrelated note, but Ollie loves cardboard. He loves to chew it and drag it around. So I took this little pic over the weekend, and it still makes me laugh.
 Anywayssss, I'm getting side tracked. I got to thinking about food we could make for this weekend, and went to the best place for that. Pinterest. What recipe don't they have? Here are all the things I think would be awesome for a 4th party. Well not all of them. I went on a pinning spree with this, so I chose a handful to share :)
Table decor for July
Image via kimberlyschlegelwhitman.blogspot.com
How stinking cute is this table set up!? And it looks relatively simple to pull off. Whether you do this for adults or kids - or adults that are kids at heart - this will just simply put you in the mood for all the July festivities. I really love the hanging lanterns, and you could even use balloons if lanterns weren't available.
Frozen Treats for July - Frozen Banana Split
Image via www.iheartnaptime.net
Okay, how awesome do these look? I think I would almost not want to eat them because they are so cute! And bite sized treats are the best!! These don't look too difficult to make either. I'm not a huge cherry fan myself, so I would probably trade the cherry for a strawberry if I was going to make these. YUM is all I can say!
Easy July Decorations
Image via indulgy.com
These decorations are so perfect for July, and not just the 4th. You could leave these up all month long, and even into August. I just may have to attempt this with my 2 vases on my mantle. I am sure you could buy these beans in these colors - but they would be just as easy to spray paint too! Maybe a DIY coming in the future :)
Cocktails for July - Mason Jar Style
Image via http://catchmyparty.com
July 4th wouldn't be the same without a fun little cocktail! Plus, I really just like this glass too. How cute is that straw and bow? Perfect for refills on a hot day, and for watching fireworks. I was unable to find a recipe for this drink, but I am pretty sure we can all substitute our favorite drink!
Treats for July - Strawberry Shortcake and Angel Food Cake
Image via http://iowagirleats.com
It's just not summer at all without strawberry angel food cake, or strawberry shortcake. Strawberries just scream summer, and would be perfect for a July picnic. This would be even better with a little homemade vanilla ice cream too. 
All of these treats look so good, I'm not sure which is my favorite or which one to even begin to make! 

What treats do you plan on making for July 4th?
House on the Way

42 comments:

  1. Beautiful post.

    www.agoprime.it

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  2. The banana one is probably my favorite and maybe the drink too!! So many fun ones to choose from!! Happy Monday!

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  3. i haven't even thought about my 4th yet! kinda snuck up on me!

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  4. So cute and yummy!! Those strawberries and that drink look so good and perfect for the 4th!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  5. I've never had an all out 4th of July party -- but these ideas are getting me excited! Pinterest always comes through!

    Audrey
    www.lululinden.com

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  6. I love looking on Pinterest for my holiday recipes! There's always so many creative ideas out there!

    Ivy xx
    Style Life Lovely

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  7. Those banana bites are so fun and festive! Also loving those angel food cake jars. Yum!

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  8. Totally loving all of these 4th of July pics! That mason jar drink is perfection! And that picture of Ollie in the box is too cute!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  9. omg that last picture is pure perfection. strawberries + cake are my favourite in summer (with a ridiculous amount of whipped cream, yum). how cute is your puppy! my cats love to jump in the boxes too haha.

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  10. These all looks like great holiday treats! I needed some inspiration since it's always up to me to bring dessert to the lake house over the 4th. :)

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  11. Ohhhh those are really cute ideas! Bookmarking!

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  12. I love festive treats, the drinks look so refreshing!

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  13. Bite sized treats are the best for parties! Love that strawberry shortcake in a jar too-- yum!

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  14. Love this! It just made me extra excited for 4th of July fun with my family in the coming days! My sister, bil and precious niece just got in town today so I can't wait to see them for a long weekend! :)

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  15. Such fun 4th of July treats! Love these ideas! The drinks look yummy!

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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  16. seriously loving everything you pinned for food, drinks, and table set ups for the fourth! have fun with your family this weekend!

    xo
    Brittani and Katie
    www.pleasantlypetite.com

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  17. Ah! I love this! The colors just scream color- Happy almost 4th!!

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  18. I am going to pretend you didn't say yay for monday haha :):) But I will forgive you since you posted all these adorable pictures and idea--screams summer!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  19. Ooh, obsessed with the layered red, white and blue in the huge glass piece. Pretty much all of this looks so good - and ALMOST too cute to eat/drink. Almost ha.

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  20. All of these look delicious! I may have to make the last one. I love strawberry shortcake - type desserts!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  21. Oh my goodness I love all these Pinterest finds! Is it weird that I basically just want chiavari chairs at my house? They look so cute with that tablescape!

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  22. Ahh!! I love the beans in the apothecary jar! If my house wasn't in shambles, I would totally do that for this weekend!

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  23. I am loving all these inspiration picks! I think I need to make those bananas!

    xo Kylie
    www.dressinsparkles.com

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  24. Awesome and inspiring ideas! Loved that dog! =)
    Please, check out my blog!

    http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jess

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  25. I love this roundup! I love the 4th of July and all of these are making me so excited! That red and blue drink looks amazing!

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  26. Those banana treats are so festive and a great idea for a 4th of July party. I'm still browsing Pinterest to decide what I want to bring to our picnic this weekend. Side note: Misa loves cardboard too... have you ever given Ollie a empty wrapping paper roll, it's Misa's favorite thing about Christmas time.
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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  27. Cute ideas! Love that banana idea! It looks so yummy. Have a fun trip!

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  28. Love the bananas. They look easy and delicious.

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  29. I love your blog! I would love to swap buttons with you!
    lexi @ thelittlebrunette.com

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  30. How cute is Ollie!! I love those vases & that cocktail looks good!

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  31. Such great ideas!! I have tried that drink before and could never get it to separate in colors perfectly : (. I need to try again!!
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  32. What a fun 4th of July that would all be! :) Cute ideas girl!
    xo Erin
    http://www.winkandatwirl.com/

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  33. I am loving all of these 4th of July ideas! I have been all over pinterest lately trying to find cute little ideas for our lake get together and I should have just come to your blog! Ps. How cute is your little pup dog!!?!

    xo,
    Brittney Marie
    http://www.prettylittlepursuits.com

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  34. I've been trying to come up with 4th of July food ideas, too! I think I want to make red and blue layered Jello shots!

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  35. i want to make a berry trifle this year for 4th of July, i mean berries angel food cake and whipped cream yum!

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  36. Saw that banana recipe on your instagram and you've got me craving them! Can't wait to try it out for 4th of July!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  37. This is SUCH a cute post!! :) All those treats look yummy! And that table decoration is FABULOUS! :)

    XOXO
    Ashley
    ashleyspassionforfashion.blogspot.com

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  38. just had angel food cake with strawberries the other day, so good. one of my fave summer desserts!

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  39. Great collection of cute ideas and I could just eat that puppy!!! SO cute!!

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  40. I think Fourth of July is my favorite time to decorate~ I get so festive! haha So I love these decorations!

    Love Always,
    Elizabeth
    thejourneycreatingme.blogspot.com

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