Today I am excited to be participating in a HUGE BLOG HOP with some of my favorite bloggers. We thought it would be fun to share with you lots of fun ideas to help you celebrate the Fourth of July Holiday with some Red, White and Blue recipes, crafts and decoration ideas!
I thought it would be fun to host an Italian Soda Bar at our my family’s Fourth of July BBQ this year. So, in the name of research, I had to test it out beforehand! I think it is going to be a hit. I will teach you How to Make an Italian Soda Bar for your friends and party guests…and it is easier than you might think!
I absolutely love how colorful and festive they are. I even added some fun Fourth of July Printables to make them extra special for you Independence Day Celebrations. You can use any syrup flavors that you want to for these Italian Sodas, but since we are focusing on the Fourth of July, I chose to use Strawberry, Blue Raspberry and Coconut Torani Syrups.
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To Make an Italian Soda Bar you will need the following:
2. Club Soda or Sparkling Water.
4. Whipping Cream and/or Heavy Cream
7. Cherries for the “Cherry on Top” (optional)
To Make an Italian Soda:
1. Fill 1/3 of your glass with ice.
2. Pour about 2-4 Tbsp. (or two pumps) of Flavored Syrups into the glass.
3. Fill the jar with Club Soda and leave some room for the Whipping Cream.
4. Top with Whipping Cream and stir the drink to mix it lightly.
5. Top with a cherry and a Fourth of July Printable!
The Coconut Italian Soda was my personal favorite…although the Strawberry was pretty tasty as well. I am not a fan of Blue Raspberry…but it was a hit with the kids. Next time we are going to branch out with some different flavors of syrup!
And of course, you guys know how much I love a pretty label…I created some fun labels to add to your glasses to give everything a finished look. Simply print them out on regular printer paper on your computer and then punch them out with a round paper crafting punch or cut them out with scissors. Then I taped them onto a toothpick and stuck them into the whipping cream of the drinks.
To download the Fourth of July Tags simply click on the link below:
As always, these printables are for your own personal use only. Do not resale them in your stores, or repost them on your blogs, etc. Thank you so much!
So easy and a great way to celebrate the Holiday! Especially on a HOT July Day. Sip them while watching the fireworks or to cool off during your BBQ.
Now, be sure and check out the other creative Red, White and Blue ideas! You can access them in the Linky Party below. Simply click on the image or the link below the image to be taken to the different tutorials or recipes for each project.
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