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Have Your July 4th Picnic in Style!

One of America’s biggest party weekends is upon us! On the fourth of July, we celebrate Independence and freedom and our favorite way to do that is with family and friends while we enjoy the warm smell of summer. We’ve put together some deliciously easy party dishes that will dazzle your guests or host!

Fruit is your friend because it’s so colorful! One of our favorites is this one we found at chocolatecakemoments.com. The photo speaks for itself and it could not be easier or less expensive! And a great way for your little ones to help–it’s pretty hard to screw it up! Another way to use fruit is to decorate a plain cake, like a cheesecake (and no one said you have to make the cheesecake).  Try a strawberry star surrounded by blueberries! Super easy.

Because every one loves an ice cream sandwich, just add sprinkles and a popsicle stick! Your kids can help and it couldn’t be easy. Some festive sprinkles go a long way!

There are so many interesting ways to use watermelon. One of my personal favorites is as a salad, preferably with red onion and basil. Here’s another cool take on the watermelon salad from Bobby Flay, featuring jicama:

Jicama and Watermelon Salad

You can do endless things with watermelon, especially if you cut them out into little stars. Decorate with whipped cream, and decorate with blueberries, stick popsicle sticks in them, and infuse with vodka, or use them in sangria, like this yummy drink, which features pineapple stars! You will be one popular party host 😉

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