4th of July

Happy July 4th with Pinterest Ideas for Celebrating!

4th of July Celebration Ideas

I love Pinterest. I’ve discovered that I am a digital hoarder of things that I am not good at. These pins inspire me to be better at crafting and get generally more into the spirit of holidays. Yep, my Pinterest boards are me in my fantasy world of Martha Stewart-like perfection.

I picked the recipes that seem manageable and a few are downright easy. I may even attempt for 4th of July next year!

Hoosier Homemade has an incredible board of fun 4th of July food ideas including this Berry Trifle.

This is a fun and not too difficult 4th of July breakfast from Lacey.

If you need a craft idea, here’s a gorgeous wreath!

I found the perfect chic outfit too if you are going to a fancy party. It’s from Zara, but no longer available. Let it serve as inspiration. Stripes, red accessory and white shoes.

If you need to bring something to a buffet, this fruit kabob platter is easy but makes you look like a rock star.

4th of July Picture Books

And, of course, a few books!

 Apple Pie 4th of July by Janet Wong

Shocked that her parents are cooking Chinese food to sell in the family store on an all-American holiday, a feisty Chinese American girl tries to tell her mother and father how things really are. But as the parade passes by and fireworks light the sky, she learns a surprising lesson.

The Fourth of July Story by Alice Dalgliesh

Two-time Newbery Honor author Alice Dalgliesh makes history come alive in this accessible story of America’s birthday.

 The Story of America’s Birthday by Patricia A. Pingry

Suitable for toddlers and ages upwards, this beautifully illustrated board book is sure to be a favourite of young children as they begin to learn about our nation’s history.

Click on image of book to view at Amazon.


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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. Wow, great resources. Love the wreath and the fruit kabobs!

    Love your visual about pinterest being your fantasy world of Marth Stewart-perfection! So far this visual is in my head. But I do try… sometimes!

    Happy 4th!
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  2. “…digital hoarder of things that I am not good at.” So apt. This sums up Pinterest. Boom.
    1. I LOVE that dress and you have broken my heart since it is not available.
    2. We are making that fruit flag today! And by ‘we’ I mean Fen and Christian. He actually found this image somewhere online and posed it as a father-daughter project for today.
    Happy 4th!
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    • Hi Artchoo,
      No way! That’s so cool your husband will make it with your daughter! Please post on your fruit flag kabob — I’m sure it will turn out beautifully! So sorry the dress is no longer available. I should do the People Style thing and find you similar dresses. I will if I run across any! And yes, Pinterest is dangerous addictive and feels productive somehow.

  3. Ann

    Love the waffle flag and the outfit – so cute!

    Love your fun post today!!!
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  4. vanita

    wonderful list! love these pins! gotta thank you for the dino book again. absolutely sparked something in damian. he went to the library and for the first time didn’t go screaming through the aisles! he sat in a chair and flipped through dino picture books and had his sister borrow 5 books for him! you are just fab lady. thank you. i’ve got to send you the pic of him reading at the library!
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    • Hi Vanita,
      Hope you had a great 4th! So glad Damian liked the Dinosaur book. I found that Kaleidoscope book that I was supposed to send you in a pile as I was cleaning. I’ll send you that as well. Your toddlers will like it!

  5. I love that waffle idea. So cute!
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  6. Anna Garcia

    Thank You For The Follow On Blogfrog 🙂 anna
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