9 last-minute patriotic plans to get your Fourth poppin’
Fourth of July ideas are all over Pinterest, but if you’re like me you haven’t had time to weed out those “intense preparation required” ones (you know, the ones Pinterest fails are made of!). Here are a few ideas to help the last-minute mamas and daddies create a special holiday weekend.
1. Flag waffles
Take your regular waffles and strategically add bananas and berries to kick the holiday off right.
2. Patriotic bubble blowing
All you need is sugar, water and dishwashing soap to make this fun activity happen. Oh yeah, and straws! But chances are if you have a toddler or preschooler at home, you have these handy.
3. Fourth of July family Bingo
Looking for a game your wee ones and their older cousins will enjoy? Print these bingo cards and grab candy or stickers for game pieces.
4. Fireworks in a jar
Get into the spirit with a fun fireworks science project.
5. DIY July 4th kids’ shirt
Celebrate in style that doesn’t break the bank (and adds to the fun!) with this quick DIY shirt idea.
6. Fall off the bone BBQ ribs
Don’t want to waste the day away slaving over the stove? This quick recipe is getting rave reviews.
7. Rocket dogs
8. A fun and healthy salsa
This blueberry, strawberry and jicama salsa looks as delicious as it is beautiful. Love their suggestion of serving it with cinnamon pita chips and bet the kids will, too!
9. S’mores party packs
There’s no better way to end the day than with a classic: s’mores. If you’re short on time, skip the star shaped chocolates and use a regular chocolate bar since the sprinkled marshmallows and custom printable give these packs plenty of pizazz.
What fun Fourth of July activities are you planning this weekend? Share your fun ideas in the comments below.