Red, White and Blue Parfait

480910_482141241859021_634181953_nMake these in small clear orange juice containers and chill ahead of time before your party starts. Use unflavored Greek yogurt and red jello and layer unit you are about two-thirds to the top. You can add blueberries to the top (make sure they are washed and dried before adding). Before you serve add a whipped topping. You could even add a few red, white and blue sprinkles to the top.

Red, White and Blue Wreath

972155_482585565147922_1440769029_nDo you love this wreath? Create it yourself with little time or money. This is made from a small/medium grape vine wreath purchased at your local craft store. You will need a small American flag and a variety of red, white and blue flowers in various sizes. Insert stem of your first flower into the grape vine and pull and tuck the stem in the back. Continue doing this with colors as you move around the wreath. You can permanently affix the flowers with florist wire in the back. Finally stick your flag in and hang.

Festive Red, White and Blue Table Setting

972172_482585448481267_554677665_nGo overboard with red, white and blue for your table settings – and do so on a budget. Use canning jars or mix and match vases and jars from thrift stores and make a simple arrangement like these that have real red, white and blue blossoms in them with darkly tinted water to really pull your eyes into the arrangement. Don’t forget to mix up red, white and blue plates, bowls, napkins and table cloths. As pictured use edible red white and blue as well – this looks great and everyone will want a taste at the same time.

Red, White and Blue Cake Pops

480910_482141241859021_634181953_n - Copy (3)Make cake pops as directions say for your molds. When cooled decorate with red, white and blue to show your spirit! Use icing, sprinkles, and stick them into a dome Styrofoam with beads, confetti etc covering the base.

Memorial Day/4th Of July Star Banner

Fly the nation’s colors on the Fourth with this jaunty string of stars. For each ornament, cut a four-pointed star from solid-color card stock and two from patterned origami paper. Use a glue stick to sandwich the card-stock star between the decorative ones, right sides facing out; stagger the tips to create an eight-pointed star. Machine-stitch through one axis of a big red star; sew 4 inches beyond its tip, or lift foot and pull out 4 inches of thread, then pick up again at the tip of a blue star. Repeat, alternating between colors.