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Last-minute 4th of July ideas

2014 July 2
by Emily Hill

I can’t believe July 4th is only 2 days away. Where has the summer gone? Before I know it, I’ll be buying backpacks, filling out school forms and topping off the kids’ lunch accounts. Though I don’t feel quite prepared for the upcoming holiday, these last-minute 4th of July ideas have me thinking I might be able to pull off a rather nice celebration.

Last minute 4th of July ideas roundup

Pop Rocks printable gift tags
How cute are these 4th of July Pop Rocks printable gift tags from Simple as That?

July 4th layered drinks
These July 4th layered drinks from In Katrina’s Kitchen are sure to be the hit of the party!

patriotic trifles
I love single serving desserts like these Patriotic trifles from Oh Sweet Basil.

4th of july shortbread cookies
Everyone will love 4th of July lemon cranberry shortbread cookies from Barbara Bakes.

don't eat pete don't eat the star 4th of july printable
This Don’t Eat the Star (4th of July “Don’t Eat Pete”) printable from The Crafting Chicks is a great way to keep kids busy while waiting for fireworks.

DIY patriotic mason jar luminaries
Light the way for guests with DIY patriotic mason jar luminaries from For The Love Of.

4th of july printable hot dog holders
These printable 4th of July hot dog holders from The Crafting Chicks are so much cuter than the ones I bought from the store.

white chocolate and fireworks popcorn
I’ve featured this white chocolate & fireworks popcorn from I Wash You Dry before but I can’t get enough of it!

firecracker tie dye shirt
Firecracker tie dye patriotic t-shirt from I Love to Create–think of the awesome family photo opportunity!

4th of July paper firecrackers
Love quick-and-easy crafts like these Fourth of July paper firecrackers from SNAP!.

fruit and brownie skewers
Red, white & blue fruit & brownie skewers from Cupcake Diaries would be fun to eat!

red white and blue trifle
I’m pretty sure this red, white and blue trifle from Lil’ Luna should be your centerpiece.

For more great 4th of July ideas, check out my 4th of July Pinterest board:

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2 Responses Post a comment
  1. July 2, 2014

    So many fun ideas. Thanks for including my cookies. Will you make me that shirt :)
    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes´s latest ~ Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream From 101 Gourmet Ice Cream CreationsMy Profile


    Emily Hill Reply:

    Um, you know I don’t do anything crafty, right? ;)


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