Hi friends! Here we are, the first of July and the first Monday of the month. If you are looking for some fourth of July inspiration, then you’ve come to the right place. I’m excited to be hosting a link up with some of my favorite blogger friends, Andrea, Chrissy, Kellyann, Laura and Shelly. We’re talking fourth of July inspiration and all things red, white and blue. I mean, what else would we be talking about this week? HA!
I’ve got a delicious and super easy recipe for one of our families favorite snack mixes that can be adapted to fit any holiday (thanks to the M&M’s people). I’m coupling that with some good red, white and blue things from Amazon to make hosting your 4th of July celebration easy as pie. Seems we are all big fans of AMAZON these days, and so it only made good sense to hunt out some fun stuff to make it easier on you if you still need some things to round out your celebration.
Just the BEST Snack Mix
3 cups Cheerios
3 cups Corn Chex
3 cups Rice Chex (or just replace both of the Chex cereals with 6 cups Crispix)
3 cups small pretzels
1 cup salted peanuts
1 cup M&M’s
1 package White Almond Bark
*In a large bowl, combine the cereals, pretzels, nuts and M&M’s.
*Melt the almond bark in a glass bowl in the microwave or use a double boiler. Start with 2 minutes, and then begin stirring and checking every 30 sec – 1 minute, until completely melted and lump free.
*Pour over cereal mixture and stir well to coat evenly
*Refridgerate, stirring every 10-15 minutes until almond bark has solidified. *Store in airtight container (does not need to be stored in fridge once done)
Makes 11 cups
This mix makes the perfect snack or party favor. It looks pretty stored in a glass apothecary jar on your counter and makes it oh so easy to over indulge. 😉You can package it in cute boxes and deliver to your neighbors or friends.
If you still need a few little touches of red, white & blue around your house, here are some fun options you can order and have in time for your celebration.
Haven’t found the perfect paper plates and party perfect serve ware? Want to make cute cupcakes to go with your party mix?
You can’t have a 4th of July party without a ton of fun party favors for the kids.
And of course you’ve got to dress in red, white & blue.
Now let’s get linking your fourth of July inspiration….