Wednesday, July 3, 2013

4th of July Picnic Ideas - 5 Ideas to Make in 5 minutes with Less Than 5 Ingredients

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Perfect addition to a 4th of July menu that includes the traditional  hotdogs and hamburgers. 

What you'll need:
plastic cups or glasses
french fries
blue tray


Fruit Kabobs

Here's what you need:
wooden skewers


From P.S. I made this....

To create: Slice a watermelon into three even pieces with a kitchen knife. Cut off the rinds and trim the slices into three different sizes. Stack the three pieces in size ascending order. Using the leftover watermelon, cut out star shapes with a cookie cutter, then place them on wooden sticks and insert into the top of the cake. Sprinklecoconut flakes onto each layer and top off by placing blueberries around the edges. Light up some festive candles(optional) and you got yourself another sparkler!

Here's what you need:
1 large Watermelon
1 box powder sugar
coconut flakes
wooden skewers
(optional: candles)

star shaped cookie cutter or a steady hand
kitchen knife


Around My Family Table

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What you will need:
Cranberry Juice or Hawaiian Punch
Blue G2 Gatorade
Sprite Zero

Fun to make a drink for the kids or the non alcohol drinks so everyone gets a pretty drink!  This is a cute solution!

TipsStart with the drink with the most sugar (cranberry juice or hawaiian punch), fill the glass 1/3 full. Then move on to the drink with a lower sugar content (G2). Pour this slowly and gently over the ice so that it does not disturb the cranberry juice, glass should now be 2/3 full. Finally, use the drink with the lowest sugar content (Sprite Zero) and pour the same way until glass is full.
For added decoration you can dip the rim in colored sugar(red or blue) before making the tri-colored concoction.

Now for the Grand Finale....

5. Adult Drinks!!!!

Yankee Doodle

1 part Blue Raspberry-flavored vodka
2 parts sour mix
1 part tonic water

Combine ingredients and serve in a rocks glass over ice.
For a non-alcoholic version of this drink,
 substitute raspberry-flavored fruit juice for the vodka.

Patriotic Punch

1 part  Red Cherry-flavored vodka
3 parts lemonade

Combine ingredients and serve in a rocks glass over ice.
 For a non-alcoholic version of this drink
, substitute cherry-flavored fruit juice for the vodka.
 This is a great recipe either by the pitcher or by the punch bowl.
Add some red and black raspberries or even blueberries
to the punch bowl to make it even more patriotic!

Stars and Stripes Forever

1 oz.  Blue Raspberry Vodka
2 oz. sour mix
Fill the glass the rest of the way with lemonade
Top off with a cherry

For a non-alcoholic version of this cocktail,
 substitute raspberry-flavored fruit juice for vodka.

The Patriot

 (aka a not so Shirley, Shirley Temple)

1 oz.  Red Cherry Vodka
Fill the glass the rest of the way with 7-Up
Garnish with orange slices

For a non-alcoholic version of this drink,
substitute cherry-flavored fruit juice for vodka.
For a great punch bowl idea,
 also add in a little champagne and garnish with
 strawberries and blueberries!



 Colorful Fourth of July Cocktail 
1 1/2 ounce vodka 
1/2 ounce triple sec 
1/2 ounce sweet & sour 
1/2 ounce blue curacao 
1 dash grenadine 
Mix all ingredients, except grenadine, in a shaker and chill. Serve in a martini glass. Add grenadine. 

ok, so I lied...there is more than 5 ideas(GAVE YOU MORE OPTIONS ON THE ADULT DRINKS), at least they are all easy and don't have more than 5 ingredients...Enjoy!

Happy 4th of July To You and Yours!!!

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  1. Lisa, you are so very creative and a great hostess!

    2013 Designer Series

  2. How Fun are these!!! Happy Fourth to you and your family!! Enjoy! xo


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