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:
The strawberries were a super fun project to do with the kiddos and they were quite popular at our neighborhood holiday potluck.
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).
We also made some red, white and blue cupcakes by coloring white cake batter and layering it in festive cupcake liners.
My big boy Iain ate three or four of these during our July 4th bbq, that little stinker.
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.