Patriotic Pizzazz

It's a snap to give your Fourth of July picnic some festive flair with these fun (and fast!) ideas:

  • Turn strawberry shortcake into a red, white and blue dessert by adding blueberries and topping with whipped cream.
  • Enhance a bowl of fruit punch with strawberries and blueberries. Or freeze the berries in ice cubes and add the cubes to the punch.
  • Poke American flag picks into cupcakes spread with red, white or blue frosting…decorate dishes of strawberry or blueberry ice cream with candy stars…or top sugar cookies with red and blue sprinkles.
  • Make party favors by tying together some sparklers (if they're allowed) with red, white and blue ribbons.