6 Cute & Delish 4th of July Desserts

Best 4th of July Desserts to celebrate America!

All about that blue, bout that blue…no treble! Ok, so despite the fact that I sang that during the entire creation of this delicious list, it’s all about that RED, WHITE, + BLUE today! I’m super excited to celebrate all things Americana this weekend, including a few sweet treats. Last year, little Blakely was just a few months old so we didn’t partake in the firework festivities but this year I’m hoping she will love watching all the lights in the sky! I’m also 100% certain she will enjoy getting a bite or two of a 4th of July dessert.

How to Make a July 4th Sparkler Cake

I made this 4th of July Sparkler Cake last year, and it truly couldn’t be easier. You can even jazz up a store bought cake or pie with the same concept. I just love sparklers! See the full post and details here.

Red, White & Ruffled 4th of July Cupcakes

Red, white and ruffle, y’all! How cute are these 4th of July cupcakes from Bakerella? She walks you through exactly how to make these adorable chocolate cupcakes right here!

4th of July Star Pie

Let’s face it, as much as I like cake and cupcakes, there are definitely the pie lovers out there? My husband is one! Are you? I can’t leave my pie friends hanging (don’t worry, I love pie too) so this blueberry star pie is for you! It’s blueberry but the star technique could easily be used on other pie flavors (cherry, apple, etc) too! Get the recipe for this gorgeous patriotic pie here!

Cute treat for the kids for 4th of July! Jell-O cups!

The kids will absolutely LOVE these cute red, white, and blue firecracker Jell-O cups! How cute? I love the stripes and what little one doesn’t love Jell-O? These would be cute made in mini size too (you know how I love mini desserts)!

4th of July Fruit Pops - Healthy Alternative to sweets for the 4th!

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative for the adults and the kids, these Fourth of July fruit pops from my friend Naomi at Bakers Royale will do the trick! I love how cute they look on paper straws! These are also a great last-minute treat too (no baking required – woohoo!). See details here.

4th of July Ice Cream Cones

If you’ll be beating the heat for the 4th of July this year, then ice cream is a must! Keep it cute with dipped waffle cones and lots of red, white and blue sprinkles! I love these patriotic cones from Noble Pig. Set up a full sundae bar with all the toppings (blueberries, cherries and white chocolate chips would be festive additions!). Get more details on these here.

Chocolate Malt Cupcakes + Cupcakery Book

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Sno Cone Cupcakes

You know I love sweets - especially adorable party-ready cupcakes! So when I heard about the new Cupcakery book by Toni Miller (the blogger behind Make Bake Celebrate), I knew I had to share it with all of you. The photography alone is just swoon-worthy, and this book is jam packed with fun ideas for party cupcakes for the whole calendar year! You might even see yours truly with a testimonial … { read more }

Chocolate Chip Cookie Parfaits & Cupcakes

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If you follow me over on Instagram, then you might have noticed this little #ThrowbackThursday post featuring a 2 year old version of yours truly enjoying one of my favorite things in all the world – a chocolate chip cookie! They’re so nostalgic for me as I remember baking up chocolate chip cookies in my grandmother’s kitchen every chance we got! I think of her every time I eat chocolate chip … { read more }

July 4th Recipe: Cast Iron Apple Pie

Set a perfect patriotic party table for July 4th!
Set a perfect patriotic party table for July 4th!
Cast Iron Apple Pie, out of this world good!

With July 4th around the corner (I know, how is already time for July 4th!?), I wanted to share a little party table inspiration and of course, a recipe perfect for your celebration - cast iron apple pie! We've made this apple pie a few times now, and it truly is amazing. I will never buy a store-bought apple pie again. This recipe is really so easy and absolutely incredible. It has a brown sugar … { read more }

Tropical Girl’s Game Night Party {Free Printable}

Free Printable Bunco Board for Girl's Game Night! Pizzazzerie.com
Party like a PINEAPPLE! Girl's Game Night, tropical style, with free printable too! Pizzazzerie.com
Party like a PINEAPPLE! Girl's Game Night, tropical style, with free printable too! Pizzazzerie.com

Ready to party like a pineapple? I recently hosted a Tropical Girl's Game Night Party for a few friends, and we had an absolute blast sipping on pineapple coolers and enjoying snacks. Ready for the details? I have always loved pineapples (symbol of hospitality!) and knew I had to incorporate them into a party this summer. They make fabulous vases to add pops of pink with arrangements of gorgeous … { read more }

How to Make a Cute Candy Bouquet

How to make a cute candy bouquet!
How to make a cute candy bouquet!
How to make a cute candy bouquet!

Hey, Pizzazzerie readers!  It's Cara from One Swell Studio! Summertime is in full swing! (Yay!)  With a little bit of extra downtime over the summer, it's the perfect time to whip up something fun to give a special someone to let them know you're thinking of them.  I created this adorable little candy bouquet that would make the perfect little "thinking of you" gift.  (The best part?  You can … { read more }

Red, White & Blue: Patriotic First Birthday Party!

Patriotic First Birthday Party in Red, White, and Blue
Patriotic First Birthday Party in Red, White, and Blue
Patriotic First Birthday Party in Red, White, and Blue

We have a darling Americana-themed party feature to share today! Candace of Lillypaul Designs is sharing her son Jack's adorable patriotic birthday party! You'll find LOTS of 4th of July and birthday inspiration in these party details! She shared her inspiration: "I am a total sucker for all things Americana.  The Fourth of July has always been my favorite holiday, and when my youngest child was … { read more }

Adult Birthday Party Ideas for the Guys!

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Birthday Party Ideas for the Guys!
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I have to admit, for a site devoted to entertaining, we've left the guys in the dust. Sure, I've featured a few guy parties (even one for my own husband) but not nearly enough! What's a girl to do when she wants to throw a fun bash for her beau? So I've decided to share my absolute favorite adult birthday party ideas for the guys! From cocktails to party food, these ideas are all fabulous! I … { read more }