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4th of July

5 In DIY/ printables

Free 4th of July Keep Calm & Sparkle Sparkler Holder

Free 4th of July Keep Calm & Sparkle Sparkler Holder

Sharing these free 4th of July Keep Calm and & Sparkle Sparkler Holders

It’s the 4th of July and it makes me… want to do some sparklers really bad!!!  Sparklers are a must have for 4th of July and summer. These little sparkler holders look super cute to give to your guests at your 4th of July party or even if you’re looking for something to bring. Display in a festive tray or vase.

Scroll down for my free printable sparkler holder.

Free 4th of July Keep Calm & Sparkle Sparkler Holder

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To make these sparkler holder tags:

1.) Simply print out the printable and cut it out.

free printable keep calm & sparkle sparkler holder tag for sparklers for 4th of July and summer

2.) Cut a hole in the top and towards the bottom of the tag then feed the sparkler through.

making printable DIY sparkler holder tags for 4th of July

3.) That’s it! Super easy!

Free printable keep calm & sparkle sparkler holder tag for 4th of July. Sparkler favors or gift ideas

Hope your 4th of July and summer is sparkling!

 

For more 4th of July ideas check out

My Boozy Bomb Pops

These firework cheesecake brownie sundaes

These cute red, white and blue outfits

 

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Keep Calm & Sparkle On Sparkler Holder pin for 4th of July

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Friday Favorites – Patriotic Outfits for Summer

Friday Favorite patriotic red, white and blue outfits for Memorial Day and 4th of July

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It’s Friday and today I’m sharing some of my favorite patriotic outfits for summer. I’ve curated some red, white and blue looks whether you’re looking for something casual, something for by the pool or at the beach, or something a little more dressy for Memorial Day or Fourth of July.  As always, click the photos or links to shop.

Friday Favorites – Patriotic Outfits for Summer

Friday Favorites - Patriotic Outfits for Memoiral Day, Independence Day and summer - white jeans with blue and white striped shirt, red earrings and white slides.

Top / Pants / Earrings / Sandals / Bag

 

 

Friday favorites - Patriotic outfits for summer. Red bathing suit, with blue coverup, beach bag, red white and blue earrings

 

Bathing Suit / Coverup / Bag / Earrings / Sunglasses

 

 

Patriotic outfits for summer, red white and blue outfit. Jean shorts with sparky USA shirt, white sneakers and red headband

Top / Shorts / Sneakers / Headband / Sunglasses

 

 

Best of red, white and blue outfits for Memorial Day or 4th of July- blue and white striped maxi dress with raffia sandals, raffia earrings and red bandana headband

Dress / Sandals / Earrings / Lip gloss / Headband

 

Casual red white and blue outfit for Memorial Day or 4th of July - white overall shorts with red tan top, blue USA hat, white birkenstocks and gray sweatshirt

Shortalls / tank top / sweatshirt / sandals / hat

 

 

And for more red, white and blue ideas check out

Patriotic front porch decor

These boozy bomb pop cocktails

My patriotic door basket

My fireworks brownie sundae

 

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40 In food/ Recipes

Fireworks Ice Cream Brownie Sundae

Fireworks ice cream brownie sundaes - red velvet cheesecake brownies topped with ice cream and red, white and blue sprinkles

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4th of July is right around the corner and this Fireworks Ice Cream Brownie Sundae is a fantastic dessert to celebrate!  Thick and fudgy red velvet brownies with a cheesecake swirl are topped with a festive ice cream that pops in your mouth.  Scroll down for my recipe and more 4th of July ideas from my friends.

If you are coming over from my friend Donna at An Organized Season, welcome!!!! I loved all of her creative patriotic ideas! I hope you will stick around awhile and be sure to subscribe to the Our Tiny Nest Community!

 

Fireworks Ice Cream Brownie Sundae

For those of you who are local to Upstate New York, you probably agree with me that Stewart’s has the best ice cream around! In the summer, my boys love their fireworks ice cream, with the cherries and pop rocks so I decided to try making my own using my easy homemade no churn ice cream recipe.

This ice cream is perfect on it’s own served in a bowl or cone but I decided to serve it on top of my red velvet cheesecake brownies for a special patriotic treat!  Everything can be easily made ahead of time so that you can just serve and enjoy your festivities!

Start by making the fireworks ice cream

Homemade fireworks ice cream with pop rocks and cherries - fireworks ice cream brownie sundae

For the ice cream:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 jar of maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
  • 2 packs of red and blue pop rocks (linking them here)

Directions:

1.) In a large mixing bowl, beat the heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks start to form.

2.) In a separate bowl, whisk together sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract and salt

3.) Gently fold in the sweetened condensed milk mixture into the heavy whipping cream until combined.

4.) Fold in the chopped cherries and pop rocks.

big mixing bowl with homemade ice cream, cherries and poprocks for Fireworks ice cream.

5.) Spoon into a loaf pan or pyrex container, cover and freeze.

homemade no churn ice cream in loaf pan

 

Next prepare the Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Fudgy and thick red velvet cheesecake swirled brownies cut in a container - fireworks ice cream brownie sundae

For the brownies:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons red food coloring
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups of flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

For the cheesecake filling:

  • 16 oz of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

1.) Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

2.) Line a 9×13 inch baking pan with parchment paper or spray with non stick baking spray.

3.) Using a microwave safe bowl, combine the butter and chocolate and heat at 30 second intervals, stirring in between until it’s completely melted.

4.) Add the granulated, brown sugar and eggs and whisk until combined.

5.) Add the vanilla and red food coloring, whisking until combined.

red velvet brownie batter in a bowl

6.) Next add the flour, cocoa, and salt, stirring until it is no longer lumpy and the color is perfectly red throughout.

7.) Scoop about 1 cup of batter and save for later. (You will use this to put on top).

8.) Spread the remaining batter into the baking pan.

Red velvet brownie batter in brownie pan

9.) Prepare the cheesecake filling by creaming together the cream cheese and granulated sugar in a mixing bowl.

10.) Add in the flour and mix until well combined.

11.) Incorporate the eggs and vanilla extract mixing well.

12.) Spread the cheesecake batter on top of the red velvet brownie batter.

Red velvet cheesecake brownies in baking pan

13.) Dollop the reserved red velvet brownie batter on top.

red velvet cheesecake brownie batter in baking pan

14.) Using a clean toothpick, swirl the layers back and forth to create a marbled look.

red velvet cheesecake swirled brownies

15.) Bake the brownies for about 45 minutes, the top should be shiny, and the edges slightly golden. The center may be a tad jiggly but that’s ok.

16.) Cover the pan with foil and refrigerate for a couple of hours.

 

To serve the Fireworks Ice Cream Brownie Sundaes

When ready to serve, I like to eat these red velvet cheesecake brownies chilled. They are so fudgy! Slice each brownie into squares and place on a plate or in a bowl. (I mean look how thick!!!)

Thick, fudgy, red velvet cheesecake swirled brownies on a plate for fireworks ice cream brownie sundae

Scoop the ice cream on top.

Add some sprinkles and enjoy!!!

Red velvet cheesecake swirled brownies topped with homemade pop rocks ice cream for fireworks ice cream brownie sundaes

 

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For more of my favorite Red, White and Blue recipes check out

This Patriotic S’mores Dip

Boozy Bomb Pop Cocktails

And this Patriotic Door Basket is a cute decor idea

 

Next head on over to Heidi from The Eleanor Rose Home for another delicious red, white and blue dessert!

 

 

 

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The best fireworks ice cream brownie sundae with pop rocks and red velvet cheesecake brownie for 4th of July, Memorial Day or Labor Day

Fireworks ice cream brownie sundaes - red velvet cheesecake brownies topped with ice cream and red, white and blue sprinkles

Fireworks Ice Cream Brownie Sundaes

Fudgy red velvet brownies with a cheesecake swirl are topped with a fun red, white and blue homemade ice cream that pops in your mouth for a festive dessert for 4th of July, Memorial Day or Labor Day!
The best part about this recipe is that everything can be easily prepped ahead of time so you can just serve and enjoy!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 8 hours
Course Dessert
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

For the ice cream

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • salt dash
  • 1/2 jar maraschino cherries drained and chopped
  • 2 packages pop rocks red and blue

For the Brownies

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp red food coloring
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt

For the cheesecake filling

  • 16 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

Start by preparing the ice cream ahead of time

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks start to form.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract and salt
  • Gently fold in the sweetened condensed milk mixture into the heavy whipping cream until combined.
  • Fold in the chopped cherries and pop rocks.
  • Spoon into a loaf pan or pyrex container, cover and freeze.

Next prepare the red velvet cheesecake brownies

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Line a 9×13 inch baking pan with parchment paper or spray with non stick baking spray.
  • Using a microwave safe bowl, combine the butter and chocolate and heat at 30 second intervals, stirring in between until it’s completely melted.
  • Add the granulated, brown sugar and eggs and whisk until combined.
  • Add the vanilla and red food coloring, whisking until combined.
  • Next add the flour, cocoa, and salt, stirring until it is no longer lumpy and the color is perfectly red throughout.
  • Scoop about 1 cup of batter and save for later. (You will use this to put on top).
  • Spread the remaining batter into the baking pan.
  • Prepare the cheesecake filling by creaming together the cream cheese and granulated sugar in a mixing bowl.
  • Add in the flour and mix until well combined.
  • Incorporate the eggs and vanilla extract mixing well.
  • Spread the cheesecake batter on top of the red velvet brownie batter.
  • Dollop the reserved red velvet brownie batter on top.
  • Using a clean toothpick, swirl the layers back and forth to create a marbled look.
  • Bake the brownies for about 45 minutes, the top should be shiny, and the edges slightly golden. The center may be a tad jiggly but that’s ok.
  • Cover the pan with foil and refrigerate for a couple of hours.

When ready to serve

  • Slice each brownie into squares and place on a plate or in a bowl. Scoop some ice cream on top and add sprinkles! Enjoy!

 

More Patriotic Ideas With the Cozy Creative Collaborative

Patriotic Modge Podge seashells for summer home decor.

How to Modge Podge Seashells for Decor | Kelly of The Tattered Pew

Fireworks brownie sundae for patriotic summer celebrations.

Fireworks Ice Cream Brownie Sundae | Nicolle of Our Tiny Nest Blog

Dinnerware that's perfect for a patriotic tablescape this summer.

Dinnerware That’s Perfect for a Patriotic Tablescape | Charity of Mornings on Macedonia

4th of July Rice Krispie treat recipe for Independence Day celebrations.

Star Shaped 4th of July Rice Krispie Treat Recipe | Heidi of Eleanor Rose Home

Simple patriotic ideas for 4th of July.

Last Minute Simple Patriotic Ideas for the 4th of July | Donna of An Organized Season

 

 

12 In DIY/ home/ home decor

Patriotic Door Basket

Patrotic door basket

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If you’re looking for a cute way to decorate your front door for the summer, this DIY Patriotic Door Basket is so simple and classic.  I like to switch up from front door decor from time to time and change from my wreath to a door basket. The thing I like about the door basket, is that you can switch out your flowers as the seasons change. (For more door basket ideas, click here to see this spring and Easter door basket).

Patriotic Door Basket

You will need:

Patriotic Door Basket Decor

Start by filling your basket with a filler. I like to use either plastic or paper bags that I have on hand.

Patriotic Door Basket Decor

Add your faux flowers. I used blue hydrangeas, some white smaller flowers and a few eucalyptus stems to add some greenery.

Stand your basket up or hang on door to add the flags so you can get a better idea of where they look best.

Hang using an over the door hook or a magnetic door hook.

Patriotic Door Basket Decor

Let me know what you think and if you happen to re-create one, share on Instagram and tag me @ourtiny_nest so that I can see!

 

Linking some baskets below

Patriotic door basket decor

Patriotic Door basket - amazon jute rope

Patriotic door basket - gray long basket

Patriotic door basket from Target

For more patriotic ideas check out

My Patriotic front porch

My Fireworks Ice Cream Brownie Sundaes

Patriotic Smore’s Dip

Boozy Bomb Pops

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