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Jill Stone

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Claim Your Independence (from the kitchen)

in: Fun


Independence Day is coming up! Picnics, BBQs, and fireworks are on the way. For the next few years, this holiday will fall mid-week, so most of us are going to need something simple to prepare to take to our celebrations. Going to go out on a limb here and guess that you are a little busy, meeting planner. Here are some SUPER simple solutions, in the color scheme of the day, for your July 4th celebrations:

  • Fruit Flag: Red and blue berries with white chocolate pretzels arranged perfectly on a tray create this fun fruit flag.
  • Patriotic Pour: Layer drinks according to sugar content (the higher the sugar content the heavier the liquid) for a refreshing way to quench thirst.
  • Salad Salute: This yummy Cheesecake Salad features a concoction of marshmallows and other goodness that will have people standing up to salute.
  • Star Spangled Sandwich: Easy! Ice cream sandwich + sprinkles = delight!
  • Snap, Crackle, Popcorn: Pop up some patriotism with this easy to create snack.
  • Red, White and Watermelon: Cut up a few choice ingredients, then toss. This watermelon salad is sure to get a round of applause.
  • Pledge to Potatoes: Potatoes come in all sorts of colors, let this recipe help you take your potato salad up to a whole new level.
  • Jellied Justice: Easy, sweet and refreshing jiggly jellies.
  • Congressional Cookies: Whenever a recipe starts with Oreos, you know you are on the right track.
  • Edible Firecrackers: Perfect for adding a bit of spark to your cakes, cupcakes, rice treats and more.
  • Freedom Fudge: 6 simple ingredients come together in this fabulous fudgy delight!
  • Declaration Dips: Dip the chips and watch them disappear.
  • Independence Dogs: Guests will woof these down – yummy!
  • Cupcake Campaign: A campaign with a welcome surprise inside.

Have a wonderful holiday, Meeting Planners! May your day be filled with fun, food, fireworks and fab!



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