Are you getting excited to celebrate the 4th of July with friends and family?! I can’t wait! Our families get together with all the kids and celebrate the whole day in our back yard.
I want to show you how easy it is to set up a July 4th Dessert Table for the fun day. The kids (and adults) will love having this table set up in the yard! Easy access for all the 4th of July themed sweet treats!
You can find any July 4th themed fabric at at your fabric store to make a simple banner. For the instructions (and very easy to follow), visit Your Homebased Mom. She shows you the simple steps on how to make your very own fabric pennant banner. (I love her tutorial!)
Make some extra pieces of fabric pennants to hang through out the table. Hang them with craft clothes pins to decorate the container holding all of the cold beverages.
Fill a large metal bin (that I also found at the craft store) with ice and display red, white, and blue colored drinks!
Adding some things you even have around your home is always a nice touch as well. Besides, this red clock was quite useful…the kids kept asking what time the fireworks were going to start! Also, cover the table with some cut fabric (no sewing needed). Layer with some burlap for more of a rustic look.
Speaking of using what you already have in your home for part of the decor…I used a red drawer to display these Marshmallow Pops. Fill with styrofome and cover it with some left over fabric. Put large marshmallows on sucker sticks and dip into some white chocolate. Then, drizzle with red chocolate (also found at the craft store). Finish by topping it with a blue candy piece. This is one of the kids’ favorite treats!
I think you know by now, I have a major sweet tooth…but I decided to put out a few pieces of fruit out for the kiddos. They loved having their triangle pieces of watermelon on a popsicle stick! After you cut them into the shapes, carefully slit a hole with a knife and stick the stick in– ta dah!
Also stacking your favorite berries onto a short kabob stick makes it easy for every one to enjoy. And, don’t forget to make your favorite brownies!
Cupcakes are fun to make with Pop Rocks candy sprinkled on the frosting! To make the colored themed cupcakes; divide the white cake mix batter into 3 bowls mixed with food coloring. Then spoon the colored batter individually into the cupcake liners. Bake and frost. Then sprinkle the candy on top. So fun!
I hope you enjoy this little bit of inspiration for your 4th of July themed party!
What are your plans for this 4th of July?
My plans for the 4th are….to come and crash your party! Dang, girl you got some serious skill! Everything looks so yummy and patriotic! Love those marshmallows! Pinning onto my “party ideas” board!
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LOL! Thanks Tahny! Guess I better start planning this yr’s party…this was all from last year. But I’m for sure doing the marshmallow pops becz they were such a hit with the kids..and super easy to make!
Leigh Anne@Yourhomebasedmom.com says
Everything looks awesome! Especially love those pennant banners.
I’m glad you like the banner I made, Leigh Anne! I just love your tutorial…and have been going back to it for the past 2 years every time I make one! (Yes, I’ve made quite a few!)
Cindy Eikenberg says
Gloria, how fabulous and wonderful everything looks! So many wonderful ideas you are sharing here, where to even begin?? If you invite me to your party, I’ll promise to bring something red, white and blue for your table! 🙂 Love everything you did…as always! Thanks for sharing and pinning!
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Thank you so much Cindy! I’m so happy you like the table…it was perfect outside. (This was last yr.) All the kids were playing in the water and grabbing treats. All without running through the house!
Gorgeous and so festive.
Thank you Leslie! (=
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
You are totally in the spirit of it! And I…am not. I can’t even believe it’s that time of year. I swear it was just Valentine’s Day!
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I can’t even believe it’s middle of the year already! Our winters seem so long…and summers are too short. Hope you are enjoying your summer with your little girl!
Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes says
Ummm can I please come to your party??!! I love all of these ideas. I was just thinking I need to come up with some good party ideas for the 4th!
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Then we must be on the same page…cz I’ve been on the brain wave of July 4th ideas, too! This was all from last year and I want to do something really different. It’ll be here before we know it! Thanks Ashley!
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Anne ~ Uni Homemaker says
Looks awesome Gloria! You are so creative and everything you have shared just blew me away! Absolutely beautiful!
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Thank you so much Anne! Makes me happy you like what I’ve done! (=
sally @ sallys baking addiction says
I cannot BELIEVE 4th of July is almost here, Gloria – where does the time go?? You are so creative – love all of this festive decor!
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It seriously will be here before we know it…and then so will Christmas, oh my! Thanks Sally! (=
Wow, I am in awe!! You throw wicked good parties Gloria and everything looks fabulous and so creative!:) Just amazing!!
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You are so sweet, Kelly! Thank you so much!
Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner says
I love decorating with a theme! Your dessert table looks amazing…so festive and full of delish goodies. 🙂
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I love a theme, too. It makes it a little inspirational if you got something to work around with, right?! Thanks Tina! Hope you’re enjoying this weekend!
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
Wow! I just love how festive this table is Gloria! So much red, white, and blue!
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Thanks Trish! I love decorating my food and desserts for the 4th…and everything else around. It makes great memories for the kids!
Sugar et al says
I love this dessert table! And I seriously envy all your guests…what a visual treat! Guess I will never grow tired of telling you how creative you are:-)
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