Today’s LINKY PARTY is themed ‘Fourth of July’ or ‘Red, white and blue’ – Party ideas. Come show off your inspirational ideas, completed crafts, home decorating results or DIY tutorials to celebrate the day of Freedom.
Best Fourth of July Party Ideas
Best Fourth of July Drink
Recipe: Mixing in mint is the secret to success to this frozen blueberry drink. Add lemonade and sugar if you don’t mind the extra calories, or add squashed lemons and sparking mineral water if you do.
Best Fourth of July Party Favors
What you’ll need: toilet rolls, red/white/blue decorative papers, scissors, glue … and candy.
What we love about these is that they use up recycled materials.
Best Fourth of July Summer Pie
YIELD: Makes 8 to 10 servings
COURSE: Desserts, Pies/Pastries
- 5 cups fresh sweet, dark cherries, rinsed and pitted, or frozen pitted cherries (see notes)
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and drained, or frozen blueberries
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- Flag pastry
- 2 teaspoons butter or margarine, cut into small pieces
- Vanilla ice cream (optional)
1. In a large bowl, mix cherries with 2 tablespoons lemon juice. In a smaller bowl, mix blueberries with remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Combine sugar and cornstarch; gently stir 1 cup of the mixture into cherries and 1/4 cup into blueberries.
2. Spoon cherry mixture over 3/4 of the pastry in pan, leaving 1 quadrant free. Spoon blueberry mixture into unfilled area. Scatter butter evenly over fruit.
3. Top filling with stars and stripes as directed for flag pastry. Set pie in a foil-lined 13- by 17-inch baking pan.
4. Bake on the bottom rack of a 400° regular or convection oven until fruit is bubbling in the center and pastry is well browned, about 1 hour. If pastry edges brown too quickly (check after 40 minutes), cover loosely with foil.
5. Let pie cool on a rack at least 3 hours; let stand at room temperature up to 8 hours. Cut into wedges and serve with ice cream, if desired.
Best Fourth of July Clipart for Your Party Decoration
Source: Rose’s Free Clipart
Best Fourth of July Parade Bike
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