Food for the 4th!

Fun Food for the Fourth of July

I am all about keeping food fun and simple … and celebrating the birth of our nation is no exception.  We My husband usually grills up some hamburgers and hot dogs … maybe some fresh corn on the cob.

Fresh Corn on the Cob ... perfect for the 4th of July My mom brings some of her most AMAZING potato salad.  I heat up a can of Bush’s baked beans.  We open up a bag of chips (Michigan made Better Made chips if it’s MY choice).  And sometimes we add in some extra special fun, like …

Patriotic & Fun drink for the 4th of JulyThis super fun, yummy, and scientifically interesting RED, WHITE, & BLUE kid-friendly beverage.  For details on how to make this drink, visit Katrina’s Kitchen July 4th Layered Drinks.

Dynamite 4th of July snack/favorThese were a hit at a 4th of July party we attended, but they would also be PERFECT to bring along to a fireworks display.  Dynamite licorice!  I got the idea from Room to Inspire’s post RedVines for All.  I simply used a bit of blue sparkly ribbon that I had on hand … but the original idea looks even better!

And you can’t forget about dessert!!!  Here are a few Patriotic sweets that are super simple to put together!

Red, White, & Blue Angel Cake dessert ... one of PlayDrMom's favorite 4th of July treats!


Angel food cake with Cool Whip, strawberries, and blueberries.  So yummy and nearly fat free.  It can also be made sugar-free Cool Whip and sugar free angel food cake for diabetics and other people watching their sugar intake.

PlayDrMom's brownies decorated for the 4th of JulyThese are some basic brownies decorated up for America’s birthday … just add white frosting, blue sprinkles, and a flag!

Yummy 4th of July cupcakesCupcakes can also easily get dressed up for the 4th.  Here’s my son, Henry when he was 2 (he’s 7 now!) enjoying a chocolate cupcake with white (vanilla) frosting topped with red and blue sprinkles and an American flag.

And I have SO many more fun food for the 4th that I still want to try!  Check out my 4th of July Pinterest board!!!
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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.

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