Happy 4th of July!

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Happy 4th of July loyal followers and new visitors to The Party Fetti Blog!

  Be sure to visit the Pinwheel Pretties Shop and The Party Fetti Shop for  some great deals on 4th of July items!  All 4th of July decorations are now on clearance!  Or stop by if you are planning your next birthday party or event!

Be sure to visit The Party Fetti Pinterest party boards for some DIY and great party ideas in the meantime – especially the 4th of July board for even more last minute Independence Day BBQ planning and celebration ideas for pulling off an amazing July 4th event this year for your family and friends.

There have been a couple of patriotic holidays recently and I feel like we made enough red, white and blue decorations to use once for each and still have some left over.  So…. we’re going to switch it up a little bit! Here are some decorative, tasty and healthy alternatives to our favorite 4th of July BBQ foods.

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This Blueberry, Strawberry and Jicama Salsa by Two Peas and Their Pod is a sweet and summery alternative to the tomato or corn that is typically used.  This is quite tasty on a bed of greens, or scooped up with your favorite chip or cracker.

RWB Eggs

Created by Diane has directions for Red, White and Blue Deviled Eggs.  I’ve never dyed egg whites before but I do devil the yolk using a similar recipe (sub full fat organic yogurt instead of fat free, skip the mayo, use your favorite organic mustard, and add a dash of white vinegar).

Watermelon jicama slaw

Another way to use jicama is in this Watermelon Salad by Will Cook For Friends.  While it uses some of the same ingredients as the salsa, what it doesn’t have in common is what makes it taste different and stand out as a separate dish.

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Mix it up with this Red, White and Blue Potato Salad I found on My Recipes.  You can always skip the oil and add some of that Organic Full Fat Yogurt for a little creaminess.  I like to use shallot as opposed to garlic and onion.  It brings the flavor of both to the table without being potent – and the odor doesn’t stick around quite as much!

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Chicken Apple Hot Dogs with Blueberry Ketchup sounds like a delicious way to mix up the standard dog on a bun.  Foodie has the recipe.

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Try out some Red, White and Blue Turkey Burger Sliders as well!  You can find the details at Diets in Review.

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And for dessert, SkinnyTaste has Red, White and Blue Fruit Skewers with Yogurt Dip is a great way to finish it off (again, sub full fat yogurt and cream cheese).  I usually whip up some strawberry glaze to dip to get a little strawberry shortcake action in with the mix!

*The reason I’m particular about using full fat items instead of low fat/light/etc is because of the individual ingredients in the product.  Not all, but many companies use fillers, high fructose corn syrup, or even sugar to replace the natural fats and improve the flavor.  It’s just a personal preference, I’m not trying to dissuade anyone from their typical buying preferences.

Below are some of the amazing custom items we shipped out this year from our Etsy shops for the 4th of July holiday.

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