Fun on the 4th

July 3rd, 2017
by Sade Bowen

Fun on the 4th
This year, July 4th lands mid-week, leaving many of just having to celebrate on the weekend as well as on Tuesday. Party on friends!

Fun and easy dessert and decoration making are a great way to get the kids excited for an event and to have them involved in helping you prepare for the BBQ’s. We’ve created a list of kid-friendly crafts and desserts sure to keep your friends and family entertained all weekend long!

Sweet Snacks


Who doesn’t love a festive dessert? Firework ice cream cones are so easy and so much fun! Noble Pig offers a simple recipe that only takes a few minutes to make. The kids will need white chocolate morsels or vanilla icing, sweet cones, and of course red, white, and blue sprinkles! The kids will love them and making them is a blast!


Keeping it healthy? PNPFlowers has easy instructions for creating the ultimate 4th of July Watermelon Centerpiece. Using half a watermelon, berries, or any fruit of your choice, your children can help you create a healthy snack everyone will enjoy. Sure to be a conversation piece for your BBQ table!

Arts & Crafts


Let’s celebrate by getting creative. A Thrifty Mom offers an easy how-to for creating kid-safe fireworks! Using everyday household items including toilet tissue rolls, tissue paper and pipe cleaners, these fun fireworks are easier to make than they look!


Show your patriotism with kid-friendly red, white and blue DIY decorations. A Pumpkin Princess turns a classic children’s craft project into eye popping decorations that remind us of what the 4th of July is all about! If your children are at just the right age, making paper chains is a simple activity that isn’t too messy and keeps them entertained for hours… or at least 20 minutes.

The 4th For Adults


Relax with this refreshing red, white, and blue sparkling sangria from GimmeSomeOven.

On Independence day we celebrate our country, our freedom, and our loved ones. We hope these tips have been helpful and we here at A Nanny Match wish you a fantastic 4th of July week long celebration!