4th of July Holiday Recap

Lily and her friend Phoebe making patriotic strawberries

Lily and her friend Phoebe making patriotic strawberries

We had a fantastic, fun-filled 4th of July weekend with plenty of patriotic treat making. My little Lily is obsessed with an adorable cooking show called Nerdy Nummies. She wanted to make all of the 4th of July treats featured on the DIY July 4th Treats episode. We started with these gorgeous patriotic candy-dipped and sugared strawberries:

patriotic candy-dipped and sugar sprinkled strawberries

patriotic candy-dipped and sugar sprinkled strawberries

The strawberries were a super fun project to do with the kiddos and they were quite popular at our neighborhood holiday potluck.

Lily eating a patriotic pudding pop

Lily eating a patriotic pudding pop while wearing a witch costume (?!!)

After making the strawberries, we whipped up a batch of easy frozen pudding pops make with instant vanilla pudding dyed sort of red, white and blue (more pink, yellow and teal, but who cares—it’s still festive).

red, white and blue cupcake batter

red, white and blue cupcake batter

We also made some red, white and blue cupcakes by coloring white cake batter and layering it in festive cupcake liners.

4th of July cupcakes

4th of July cupcakes

My big boy Iain ate three or four of these during our July 4th bbq, that little stinker.

4th of July kid cocktail

4th of July kid cocktail

Our final July 4th treat was this layered kid cocktail make with cranberry juice, Sobe piña colada, and blue Gatorade—an insane flavor combination that actually tasted better than I expected.

We finished off the weekend with a day at the Oceano dunes near Oso Flaco lake. It was a beautiful, breezy day and the perfect ending to a relaxing holiday weekend.

Lily and Iain chasing waves

Lily and Iain chasing waves

Lily having fun at the beach

Lily having fun at the beach

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