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Simple & Pretty Fourth of July Recipes

I love a fun summer holiday and July 4th in Los Angeles is no different. This year I’ve rounded up some very simple and easy recipes for you to enjoy with your friends and family while celebrating Independence Day. I hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday, cheers!

Champagne Toast

One thing that seems to always be synonymous with celebrations is champagne. This year I decided to up my champagne toast with some festive garnishes including some blueberries and pomegranate seeds. One of my favorite parts about this small addition is how the bubbly makes the berries float around in the glass!!

To include something American in your non-alcoholic drinks, another easy and healthy way to add some red, white and blue would be to add some blueberries, pomegranate seeds and/or finely chopped strawberries a few hours before your guests arrrive. If you want to be even more creative, check out these gorgeous red, white and blue ice cubes from one of my favorite blogs: The House That Lars Built

Red White & Blue Parfait

If you are getting an early start to your July 4th this year, a parfait is a great way to change up your typical breakfast and also requires minimum ingredients. Whenever I go shopping, I always like to incorporate as many ingredients into multiple meals as possible to avoid waste. So you can use the blueberries from the champagne recipe above in this one!! The only other two ingredients are sliced strawberries and either a vanilla custard or a homemade vanilla whipped cream – check out the recipe on Bon Appetit here

Sweet treats

I myself do not have any children, but these oreo pops are certainly something I would have no issue sharing with adults during my bbq party tomorrow. Check out the full post on this fellow foodie bloggers site here for the full recipe: Happiness Is Homemade

If Oreo’s aren’t your thing, maybe Rice Crispy Treats will be up your alley – another one of my favorite nostalgic memories of childhood. Not only does this post share some fabulous and simple recipes, but it also does a great job of showing off how to put together a simple tablescape for your guests! Check out Life, Love and Sugar’s 4th of July post

For those of you that want to go above and beyond this year, maybe you will be daring enough to take on this adorable American Flag Pie recipe found Sally’s Baking Addiction

Thank you all so much for reading and Happy Fourth of July! xx Brittany