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All four of these pretty treats have something in common: they’re all made by dipping store-bought food into icing. So, you could easily make ALL of these with little more fuss than making just one of them, really! Super-simple, super-fast, and just homemade enough to say “why yes! I did make these!” (Be sure to pat your face with flour first for the optimum effect.) : )

Last minute 4th of July desserts

FREEDOM Banner by bekahjennings on Etsy. $18.00 USD, via Etsy. w/ small flags in glass vases (or mason jars)

LOVE the banner! To dress up your fireplace mantel with some patriotic flare: Place small American flags in like containers for a uniform look and create your own patriotic banner using craft store finds and stencils.

4th of July by Crafty Texas Girls

Patriotic Strawberries- with white chocolate or cool whip & dip in blue sugar or sprinkles. ---> Place dipped strawberries in freezer for a few minutes, to let the cool whip/ white chocolate settle & serve.

NEED: Cranberry Juice; Blue Gatorade Frost; Diet 7-Up; Ice Cubes.   HOW TO: Fill dispenser with Ice; Pour in Cranberry Juice; Pour in Blue Gatorade, but make sure you gently pour straight onto ice so it layers and doesn't mix; Pour in Diet 7-Up, again pour gently on ice so it doesn't mix (If you sub any drinks, make sure to layer the highest sugar content to the bottom as they are denser.)

Yummy mocktails for non-boozy (but very cool) wedding drink alternatives

Delicious Drink Recipes: Fourth of July Punch Cranberry Juice Blue Gatorade Frost Diet Ice cubes

Red, White and Blue Layered Flag Cake | Holidays

Red, White and Blue Layered Flag Cake recipe by Betty Crocker Delicious of July Dessert Recipes)

Simply line up strips cut from slices of watermelon on a white plate as shown adding a grouping of blueberries for stars.  It doesn't get much easier than that and is a great starting point for any kind of patriotic discussion =).

More Fruit Flags! Use berries and watermelon strips to create a fun fruit flag. cup fruit is a serving for year olds at snack.

How to Throw an Epic #DIY Fourth of July Party

How to Throw an Epic #DIY Fourth of July Party

Patriotic of July party and red, white and blue party food ideas from Our Best Bites - super adorable and easy ideas!--- would be so cute as a theme next to western for a wedding. Pretzels are a good ideafor snacks at a wedding.

red-white-+-blue-fruit-skewers with pound cake. Dip in whipped cream!

10 Patriotic Foods For Your 4th Of July Party

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Angel Food Cake Skewers with Cheesecake Yogurt Dip - Perfect for a of July party!

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Totally planning to make a pillow like this! DIY American Flag Shirts - This is the most darling flag t-shirt made from ruffles and buttons! I can just imagine my kids wearing fun homemade flag shirts on Memorial Day or the of July!

Yesterday we took a "Hot or Not" vote on flag cakes (at the time we're writing this, it's pretty much a tie), and then we saw this smaller, round version. Just as festive, but not quite as kitschy. We vote "hot." See another photo, without the raspberries, below...

Fourth of July Flag Cake: A Pretty, Round Alternative

red-blue-white pretty for your of July table. No recipe on site but great pics of yummy desserts. This would be easy to create on any cake top.