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Celebrating Independence Day

an all-American pie decorated like a flag with fruit toppings.

Independence Day is coming up this week, and the Liv Northgate Blog is filled with ideas for celebrating in style in true Arizona fashion. Let freedom ring! 

Independence Day Eats 

American Flag Berry Pie

What better way to celebrate Independence Day this week than with a tasty American flag-themed pie? Add this to your festivities, picnics, and parade after-parties for a great way to show off your patriotism and good taste in food. We also really appreciate how the blog post for this recipe has nutritional information for you to reference.

Patriotic Popcorn from Two Sisters Crafting 

Watching a movie in your apartment on the 4th of July? Try out this patriotic popcorn for your Independence Day movie marathon (actually, Independence Day might be a great movie to watch on Independence Day). Toss together popcorn, butter, mini marshmallows, and M&M’s to make this sweet treat.

Independence Day Crafts

American Flag Luminaries from Keep Calm and Decorate

Pickle jars get a second life as glowing luminaries decoupaged with stars and stripes. Not a pickle fan? Mason jars also work. Set them on your porch or balcony and light them at night for a beautiful sight. 

Patriotic Flower Pot from Lolly Jane

For this craft, you get to paint a flower pot to look like the American flag! Plant red, white, and blue flowers in the pot to enhance this effect. You will need foam brushes, a 10” flower pot, 3M painter’s tape, acrylic or chalky paint in red, white, and blue, and small star stickers. 

Gilbert’s 4th of July Celebration 

This is a free event with free parking! The site opens at 6:00 pm with the fireworks event scheduled to begin at 8:00 pm.  Food trucks will be available at the Higley High School Campus or feel free to bring your own coolers with food and lots of water. Check Gilbert’s City’s 4th of July event website for additional viewing sites and information. 

Don’t forget the conversation at the dinner table or the parade! Take this time to catch up with loved ones you may only see during the holidays. Ask people for updates about their lives. Look for opportunities to serve others, in or out of your social circle. Spread some cheer and invite a neighbor or a friend who doesn’t have plans to yours! You may make cherished connections you’ll value long after this holiday if you do.