Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Fourth of July Sparklers

These 4th of July treats are sure to create more of a BANG than your firecrackers :)!


Party City has plenty of great ideas and supplies to really spark your 4th of July dessert table.  

This themed table has M&Ms, cake pops, cupcakes, cookies, and gumballs.  The red white and blue M&Ms and gumballs are a great and easy way to make your 4th of July tables more patriotic in a snap.  There's no baking involved but everyone can enjoy them.  If you have the time or just love baking the cupcakes and cookies really bring this table to the next level.  The cupcakes in the background are so simple in their red cupcake liners with white frosting and blue sprinkles, but the best part is definitely the red and blue foil picks on the top row.  The cupcakes in the right bottom corner are a little healthier with their blueberries and flag design.  The star sugar cookie pops are my personal favorite because I love sugar cookies, but they can be very time consuming; so only having to make a handful of them for this table is really great.  Finally the CAKE POPS.  Everyone's favorite!  Cake pops usually take a longgg time, but these have some short cuts.  Because they are sitting flat on the tray you don't have to let them dry straight up (putting the stick in styrofoam) and you don't have to use the sticks at all, cake bites would be just as cute.  


Don't forget about your health conscious guests, it is bikini season after all.  Luckily it is easy to be healthy and keep your red white and blue color theme.  

Strawberries, yogurt, and blueberries.  Simple and sweet.

Blueberries, and bananas, and strawberries OH MY.  


For all ages:

I'm not sure how great this will taste, or how well it will stay separated, but if you are brave enough to try it GOOD LUCK :)!  Party City's website says this mix of pomegranate (or cranberry juice) topped with blue Gatorade followed by a layer of club soda will stay separated as long as "the liquid with the highest sugar content is at the bottom".


Punch Bowl.com has a patriotic sangria recipe that could will have you seeing stars and stripes.

Red, White, and Blue Sangria
  • Strawberries, sliced
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapple, cut into star shapes
  • 2 bottles dry white wine
  • 1 cup Triple Sec
  • 1/2 Cup berry-flavored vodka
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup
Combine the ingredients in a large pitcher and stir. Chill in the refridgerator for at least four hours.

Red, White, and Blue Shot Recipe
  • ½ ounce Grenadine
  • ½ ounce Peach Schnapps or Vodka
  • ½ ounce Blue Curacao
Slowly pour each ingredient into a shot glass to create a layered effect. Add them in the order listed above.

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