A Red, White, and Blue Summer Spectacular!

From Memorial Day, right through July 4th, and all all the way up to Labor Day, summer is one long blur of picnics, cookouts, fireworks, and American flags. Tis the season for all things red, white, and blue! Here are some of our favorite patriotic party ideas to make you the hit of every summer gathering!

Hot Dog!

...with home-made potato chips! (Click the link for the recipe) http://mintnclandycreate.blogspot.com/2010/07/4th-of-july-star-spangled-cookout.html

Easy Table Decorations:

Crepe streamers are simple, cheap and very effective. Click the link for visuals in addition to a few other housekeeping ideas http://mintnclandycreate.blogspot.com/2010/07/4th-of-july-star-spangled-cookout.html

Red, white and frosted

How gorgeous is this cake?! http://www.glorioustreats.com/2011/06/4th-of-july-flag-cake.html

Hello Jello!

The perfect summer dessert -- you can even slip in a little fruit for the kids. http://www.glorioustreats.com/2010/06/festive-4th-of-july-treats.html

Firecracker bundt cake:

An explosion of patriotic goodness! http://www.cookingwithsugar.com/firecracker-bundt-cake-an-explosive-red-white-and-blue-dessert/

Patriotic drink for kids:

This thirst quencher contains cranberry juice (or fruit punch), Sprite, and blue Gatorade. http://www.food.com/recipe/patriotic-drink-for-kids-175888

Amy's summer-themed designs:

Picnic with Grill Invitations
American Stars Folded Notecard
Fireworks Party Invitations
Patriotic House Invitations
Picnic Party Invitations
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