The 4th of July was pretty simple for us this year. It was really hot so we met my family at a lake in the morning. We had to stay in the water to stay cool. I think everyone enjoyed it and my mom said it should be our new tradition. So far our only 4th of July tradition is to spend the day with family and friends. Oftentimes we go to a parade or grill but this year included water and pizza instead! But I did use some of my Smarties to make a holiday treat: Smarties Firecrackers! They are not real firecrackers but with ribbons make them look like fireworks. These fun treats could be customized for any party or celebration by changing the color of the paper and ribbon.
I placed 2 Smarties rolls end to end and rolled them up in the paper. The piece of double stick tape at the end sealed the roll.
For the Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches, I put red, white and blue star sprinkles on a plate and pressed the sides of store bought ice cream sandwiches onto the sprinkles.
We also tried making layered drinks, as seen at Lil’ Luna. We filled the cup with ice to help the layers stay and then added the liquids according to sugar content. First we poured in Minute Maid Fruit Punch which has the most sugar at 25 grams. We topped that with Gatorade G2 Blueberry Pomegranate which as 7 grams of sugar. The top layer is Diet 7Up with 0 grams of sugar. The kids were delighted!! Since there were 10 kids at my house we went through a lot of ice! I purchased a bag of it from the grocery store so that everyone could try it.
The lucky winner is:
Kay Maher from The More The Merrier
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