Here’s something you probably don’t know about me.
I love everything patriotic.
Yep, it’s true! I have some patriotic decor in my house. I have a few different Old Navy flag t-shirts that I’ve literally worn out, too. One of my kids has worn the same red, white and blue overalls every year for years on the 4th of July, just because I love the colors and the tradition. We love gathering together with our family and letting the kids shoot off fireworks and enjoying the fun holiday where we can celebrate our independence as a nation.
This year, since we hadn’t seen our friends in our homeschool group for a while, I decided to host a Red, White and Blue party at the park. We brought red, white and blue snacks to share and had a great time eating and playing together with our friends!
The snacks that were brought, were all pretty easy to make and would make an excellent addition to your 4th of July, Independence Day Festivities.
Some of the things that we brought were:
- Patriotic Popsicles
- Red, White & Blue Jello
- Ice Cream Sandwiches, dipped in Red, White & Blue Sprinkles
- Sugar Cookies with Red, White & Blue Swirls
It was all so adorable and so fun!
On the table we had some Red and Blue M&M’s
and this cute little centerpiece, made from beans……
Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches
These were pretty easy. All she did was cut the sandwich in half. Stick a stick into it and sprinkle red and blue sprinkles on the white edges of ice cream. They turned out really cute!
Red, White & Blue Swirl Sugar Cookies
These were super cute! I did not get her instructions on how to make these, but it looks like she made them like this. They were very soft and chewy…and oh so festive!
Patriotic Jello Cups
The same person also brought these Jello cups (Hi April!!). You can’t see through the cup that well, but it’s Red jello squares topped with whipped cream topped with blue Jello squares. They were definitely a hit, too and would be adorable in a clear cup or glass!
Homemade Patriotic Popsicles
I made these, so I got a whole lot more pictures of the process. So bear with me a bit. 🙂 Most of my popsicles turned out, red, pink and blue because I didn’t let the red freeze as long as I should have before adding the white. So the white got a little bit colored. Ooos. We had some perfect ones, but I had my camera on the wrong setting when I took that picture. So…you’ll just have to imagine the perfect white! 🙂
What you’ll need:
- Red Hawaiian Punch
- Blue Hawaiian Punch
- Tropical Colada V-8 Splash Smoothie for the white. (I hear that you can also use lemonade for the white.)
- Small 2-3 oz bathroom cups for the cups
- popsicle sticks
Fill your cups 1/3 full with red Hawaiian Punch.
Let freeze for 2 hours or until mostly solid and then place popsicle sticks in.
Fill another 1/3 with the Tropical Colada Smoothie Mix (or whatever you wish to use to be your white color). Let freeze for 2 hours.
Top off your cups with Blue Hawaiian Punch.
Let freeze for 2 hours or more.
Take them out and enjoy!
You can see here where I mixed the white and red together a bit. OOPS! Oh well, they still tasted amazing!