Recipes for a Happy 4th with Drinks & DIY Dollar Decor
I’ve got recipes for a Happy 4th of July with drinks and DIY dollar decor. Who wants to add a little bang without big bucks? Never fear to be of cheer we’re gonna add a little celebratory blue and white to our REDneck here in Rhapsodyville. BONUS time: We are including a #July4thBlogParty with a few of my friends, too. You get a one-stop recipe & decoration buffet today!
DIY Dollar Decor
Ever been Mardi Gras? Well, let me just tell you after a couple of trips to the big easy for a few of the big parades, they accumulate. A lot…. I decide to add a little glamour to our camp this year. Glamping at it’s finest!!! If you haven’t been to Madi Gras but like the idea of this decoration, you can find them at your local Dollar Tree stores or Party City for us. Beads can be bought in bulk online, also.
DIY Decor Idea from a fellow blogger – Orb Lanterns
I took a page out of Agnes’ book, or at least an idea off of her #2019GardenTour post. She gives excellent directions on what you will need to make this cute globe lantern. I just changed paint, and went with a 4th looking solar light. Using some acrylic instead of just spray paint because I didn’t have all the colors I need in cans. Besides using what I had around the house to make these, they basically cost me $2.00. I was out of wire, so I need that anyway, therefor the cost of it I didn’t add. The hoops were from, my Mamaw’s stash of craft supplies that I inherited a while back. I think I have like 20, so there were enough that I went with 3 hoops on each of my lanterns, clearly I would need red, white and blue.
For more information and instructions about both of the above projects, you can find them on my Outdoor DIY Dollar Decorations post.
Recipes for a Happy 4th with Drinks and DIY Dollar Decor continue
Now, I have saved the best for last. Everybody needs a little something to sip on while celebrating this festive holiday. Without a doubt, it can keep me crafting longer & strong while preparing for the 4th. This sweet fusion of fruit flavors and alcohol first connected with me on a cruise. We hit it off so well, we decided to keep in touch… I found the recipe tweaked it to have a Southern flare, it’s been a love affair ever since.
Southern French Martini Drink Recipe
I am absolutely from the south where almost everything we eat or drink has a little extra pinch of sugar (for some it might be more like a cup of sugar). Why could I not take 3 delicious ingredients and make them even better by adding a pineapple infused simple syrup? Who knew how easy it would be to wow your mouth??? Sounding better all the time, I know right!!! The details and recipe for the Southern French Martini can be found by clicking on the link. I make it a couple of different ways, change up the ingredients, and garnishes. Let me know which combination. We want to know whether your a “Redneck” fan OR is it the “Rhapsody” version for a win?!? See what my preference is on the recipe page for the Southern French Martini.
Recipes for Drinks and Decor
I hope these easy recipes are ones that fit your skills. Maybe you can whip up a frothy Southern French Martini, while you add a little sparkle to your outdoor quarters for the 4th. I pray that you have a safe and blessed holiday. With that being said, remember the real reason we do celebrate it, freedom is a gift that was earned by the shedding of blood. Thank you to all our military branch’s, and elected officials. God Bless Our President and God Bless America!
Peace & Freedom,
#July4thBlogParty is Officially Here!
Guess What??? You’re not done yet! You get to stay in your seat, click below and go on a 4th of July frenzy of fantastic ideas to celebrate all things red, white, and blue! This group of guys & gals want to give you decoration tips and recipes that will help you make a statement by keeping it beautiful, simple & delish.
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Fab Recipes for the 4th!!!
12 thoughts on “Recipes for a Happy 4th with Drinks & DIY Dollar Decor”
Yum, to those festive cocktails. You are so clever to think of using those beads to up-cycle into a fun banner!
Love, Love your ideas! Especially your “take” on my orbs!!
Awww thank you! Love the orbs! Thank you for the great directions & idea!
Just love how the bead banner turned out! So fun.
Thank you! It turned out better than I thought it would. Wish I could get better pics than it’s taking.
You never cease to amaze me with your creativity! Happy 4th of July Trina!
Haha! Thank you sweet girl! Happy 4th in Canada!