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4th of July Fun Facts & Patriotic Recipes To Celebrate With

Boy does it seem like the holidays are flying by us? It seems that at every turn I take I am preparing for another holiday weekend. The next holiday upon us will be the 4th of July. To make sure that I am ready for our annual BBQ I am menu planning early.

4th of July Fun Facts

On July 4, 1776, The Declaration of Independence was adopted into Continental Congress.

The actual declaration of Independence wasn’t signed for almost a month after being adopted, which was August 2, 1776.

The average age of all signers of The Declaration of Independence? 45

7 of the original signers were graduates of Harvard.

Independence Day was declared a paid Federal Holiday in 1941.

The stars on the original American flag were in a circle to show the union was equal.

The national anthem is actually set to the tune of Anacreon in Heaven.

Benjamin Franklin proposed the turkey be listed as the national bird but was over ruled in favor of the bald eagle.

he Beach Boys song “I Get Around” reached number one on this day in 1964.

Over 150 million hotdogs will be eaten this year on the 4th of July.

Both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson who were rivals died on the same day, July 4, 1826 – the 50th anniversary of the signing of The Declaration of Independence. James Monroe joined them in death on this day in 1831.

The song “Yankee Doodle” was originally sung by British soldiers in mocking of backwood Americans.

The names of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were withheld from the public for more than six months to protect the signers. If independence had not been achieved, the treasonable act of the signers would have, by law, resulted in their deaths.

15 Patriotic Recipes & Crafts

Patriotic Recipes CollageFresh Strawberries With Almond Cream

Firecracker Red, White & Blue Cake

Patriotic Popcorn Crunch

Firecracker Surprise Cookies

Raspberry Coconut Cake

Easy Patriotic Cake

Grain Free Red, White & Blue Crumble

Easy No Bake Cheesecake

25 Patriotic RecipesIce Cream Cookie Bowls

Berry Greek Yogurt Trifle

Rhubarb Blueberry Sauce

Patriotic Fruit Kabobs

Fresh Strawberry Cake

Strawberry Cream Cheese Crescent Bars

red white blue wreath

Easy red, white & blue wreath for under $12

What are your plans for this 4th of July?

Will you be attending the fireworks?

Having a BBQ?


No matter your plans I wish you a happy 4th of July from my family to yours!






    Our plans just keep shifting. It’s really throwing me off! All your ideas are helpful and lovely.

  • Grace Hodgin

    I love learning fun facts, thanks for sharing these. Also that strawberries with almond cream sound divine! I think that is a great dish to have for the holiday.

  • Amber Edwards

    Those are some really fun facts! Love it. And all those recipes are making my mouth water! I can’t wait to try some of them. This year, we will be having a BBQ and family fireworks since the husband has early classes the next day , we can’t stay out all night partying like we usually do.

  • Dede

    Cool facts! I didn’t know that Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on the same day.

  • Lena

    Love the colors. 4th of July food is always so cool looking

  • Jenna wood

    I always think its funny how we adopted Yankee Doodle, with its true history and all. I know I’ll be making a flag cake for the holiday!

  • Love those ice cream cookie bowls! Adorable! This 4th of July we’ll be spending the weekend with my family up in MI. Hoping it’s a nice weekend so we can spend some time on the beach!

  • Kristyn

    mm im craving some yummy strawberries now after seeing these delicious deserts or 4th of July

  • mel

    What great recipes! I need to make some!

  • Cecile

    Love your fun facts! Great recipes too. Love the Red, White and Blue cake

  • Stacey Werner

    Love the list of facts! I had never heard about Yankee doodle dandy before… makes sense now that I think about it 🙂

  • Ellen Christian

    Thanks for sharing my recipes. Not sure what our plans are yet. I need to figure that out.