July Fourth Inspiration + HM #238

July Fourth is the time to celebrate America with recipes, games, & decor ideas! Plus linkup at Home Matters. #julyfourth #independenceday #homemattersparty

July Fourth Inspiration + HM #238

Happy Birthday, America! The gals of Home Matters are helping you get ready for the best birthday bash celebrating our great nation. We’ve gathered loads of ideas and inspiration to go along with your fireworks and family traditions. So let’s all have a happy and safe July Fourth!


12 Backyard Games for the Best July Fourth Party from Jessica @ Six Clever Sisters


Super Easy July Fourth Decor – Patriotic Lanterns and More from Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick


DIY American Flag Backdrop and More Decor Ideas from Dee DeeChasing a Better Life


17 Star-Spangled Recipes for July Fourth from LorelaiLife With Lorelai

July Fourth Inspiration Blog Hop

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A Home Matters Themed Roundup

Last Week’s Theme: Summertime Fruit Salads

Next Week’s Theme: Game Day Food Ballpark Party

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Each week, we like to feature some of the awesome posts shared at last week’s party. We hope you will be inspired by these creative and talented bloggers who share their best recipes, DIY projects, crafts, home decor, organization ideas, and more. Enjoy!

Check out this week’s features below.


Dip-dyed Sunglass Pouch with FREE Crochet Pattern from Alexandra @ Knotions

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Sheet Pan Fajitas – Steak Fajitas Recipe from Sarah @ Must Have Mom

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Flag Layer Cake from Cindy @ Cindy’s Online Recipe Box

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Easy Summer Salads Menu Plan from Melissa @ Blessed Simplicity

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Pineapple Dream Dessert from Stephanie @ Spaceships and Laserbeams

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17 Star-Spangled Recipes For Patriotic Holidays

A roundup of patriotic-themed food. Find savory foods, sweets, and drinks great for celebrating the holidays with star-spangled recipes. #PatrioticHolidayFoods


17 Star-Spangled Recipes

For Celebrating Patriotic Holidays


Don’t you just love all those summer barbecues? Getting together with family and friends to celebrate, relax, and have some fun is always something  to look forward to. And with summer, comes the start of the patriotic holidays season. That means it is time to pull out your red, white, and blue — in decor and food!

Today, I’m sharing some fantastic ideas to carry the patriotic theme through the food you will be serving. These make great additions  to any BBQ or party. You will love these delicious star-spangled recipes.

Star-Spangled Recipe Roundup

Watermelon, Blueberry & Feta Salad from Life With Lorelai


Summer Berry Pitcher Mojitos from Erica @ The Crumbly Cupcake


Patriotic Cones from Cathy @ Noble Pig


4th of July Firecracker Dogs from Angela @ Handmade In The Heartland


American Berry Pie from Land O Lakes


Red Whit and Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles from Sue @ The View From Great Island


Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Strawberries from Christin @ Spicy Southern Kitchen


Red, White, and Blue Rice Krispy Treats from Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar


Fourth of July Dessert Dipped Pretzels from Jill @ The 36th Avenue



Red, White, and Blue Pinwheel Icebox Cookies from Kelly @ Just A Taste


4th of July Scones Recipe from Amy @ The Idea Room


Red, White, and Blue Frozen Bananas from Nancy @ Two Sisters Crafting


Red, White, and Blue Chocolate Covered Strawberries from MelanieMelanie Cooks


Buzzed Cherry Bombs from Laurie @ Frosting And A Smile


Fireworks Cookies and Cream Cookies from Jocelyn @ Inside BruCrew Life


Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Salad from Donna & Chad @ The Slow Roasted Italian


Red, White, and Blue Layered Drink for Kids from Carrie @ Eating On A Dime



There is something for eveyone, right? Kids and adults alike will enjoy these patriotic food ideas. They are perfect for Memorial Day, Flag Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, or anytime. Celebrate America and Old Glory with these red, white, and blue star-spangled recipes!






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