Food Design: 30+ Fun Recipes for a 4th of July Party

4th of July Party Recipes to make your red, white and blue menu planning a breeze!

Are you hosting (or bringing a themed dish to) a 4th of July Party this year? Every year, even though I’m Australian, I love how lots of red, white and blue color starts to pop up on Pinterest around the time of American Memorial Day, in preparation for the Independence Day holiday. I know lots of my American friends try to plan ahead for a tasty and unforgettable 4th of July menu, so that they can relax on the day and enjoy the fireworks with family and friends. This post is dedicated to my patriotic friends, who I know will browse through hundreds of recipes on Pinterest until they see the perfect dessert, cute themed cupcakes and red, white and blue sweets for their 4th of July party.

4th of July Party Recipes to make your red, white and blue menu planning a breeze!

This is exactly why I put together a list of my favorite 30+ Fun 4th of July recipes, so my friends, you no longer have to keep looking all over the internet – because you can find it all here! From Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookies and 4th of July Mixed Berry Swirl Popsicles to 4th Of July Firecracker Popcorn and even Fireworks Sugar Cookie Cake, you’ll never run out of ideas for an unforgettable 4th of July Party table spread.

Check out my full 4th of July party food list and light up your cookout with these delicious and colorful red, white and blue treats.

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Awesome DIY Inspiration: Hanging whisk tea light candle holder votive

Want to know how to make a whisk tea light candle holder? Here’s a fun DIY idea that will take you less than 5 minutes to put together, for maximum visual impact! I made these DIY whisk tea light candle holder votives in collaboration with HelloSociety, as party or wedding inspiration, to celebrate the release of The Hundred Foot Journey movie, and to promote the film all across Pinterest! Not surprisingly, this little project was a huge hit, being the most pinned, most re-pinned, most liked, and most clicked-on pin for any campaign so far!

DIY hanging whisk tea light candle holder votive

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Awesome RGB-Hex-Decimal-CMYK Color Conversion Tool | Online Color Converter

Converting colours for web has never been easier with these handy tools

As a design creative, this would have to be one of the most useful online color converter tools I have ever come across, so I’m really excited to be able to share this one with you here on the blog! If you are also a blogger, graphic designer, logo designer, website designer, product designer (and more!) I think you will also appreciate how easy it is to quickly convert different color codes between CMYK, RGB, Hex or Decimal colour, so that you can easily keep a consistent brand identity and colour story across all platforms such as print, web, screen and physical product.

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Date Night at We Will Rock You Sydney – Musical Review

Brought to you by Nuffnang Australia and We Will Rock You Sydney

Rock on!

The scene is a futuristic iPlanet earth, in a time not to far away from the present, dominated by an evil corporation called GlobalSoft, where there is no longer any free thought or live music, and all that is broadcast is “Internet GaGa” to the masses of youth. What happens when a bunch of outcast rebel Bohemians, seeking the lost legend of rock and live music, go looking for their Rhapsody? We Will Rock You tells the story of new outcasts Galileo Figaro and Scaramouche, and their quest to save Rock and Roll – and thus, the whole world!

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The Top Pinterest Accounts to Follow in Australia

Have you ever wondered who the Top Pinterest accounts to follow in Australia are? Like me, I bet you are curious to know! Recently, I was searching for a list of the Top Pinterest accounts to follow in Australia – and I just couldn’t find one. While there are a lot of articles around that tell you the overall best Pinterest accounts to follow by theme, the Top 100 Pinterest users in the world, the most followed Pinterest Accounts, or a list of must-follow Pinterest influencers – none of them were actually location based. I wanted a local list of top Australian pinners (Pinterest users), to see exactly how us Aussies are making use of the popular virtual visual bookmarking platform. I wanted to know – so WHO are the most followed social media influencers on Pinterest from Australia? And where are they hiding?

Top Pinterest accounts to follow in Australia

So *insert drumroll* here they are: The Top 10 Pinterest Accounts to follow in Australia. These are the most followed and most popular Australian Pinterest users who I could find data on:

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Awesome Products: Cloud Wall Mural Sky Print

Awesome cloud wall mural! #product_design

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After seeing this image on Pinterest – I now want an AWESOME giant cloud wall mural! You can buy this exact same cloud wall mural right here from Pixers!

Folks who are more inclined to be creative and would like to DIY a similar effect at home could use this image as inspiration – it would be fairly easy to recreate by taking a high resolution photo of a cloud that you like, and then printing it super big. The dramatic design effect is emphasized by high ceilings and the incredible scale of the print.

However, if you are renting and need something a little less permanent on your walls you can check out some very nice alternatives here and here.

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Awesome Products: Sleep Under the Stars with the Cosmos Bed

Saint Petersburg-based designer Natalia Rumyantseva created the Cosmos Bed as a way of letting you take the starry night sky home #product_design

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Imagine taking the starry night sky home to bed with you! Natalia Rumyantseva, a designer from Saint Petersburg, has created a futuristic, egg-shaped sleeping pod called the Cosmos Bed. This amazingly beautiful cocoon-style bed would have you counting stars and falling blissfully asleep in no time. It brings the beauty of the outdoors in, without any nuisances, such as pesky mosquitoes!

The Cosmos Bed not only features a twinkling star light array on the roof of the pod, but also has a built-in audio system that can play either white noise or your favorite tunes, an alarm clock, and an aromatherapy dispenser to release relaxing scents.

I just remember the delight I had as a child, decorating my ceiling with glow-in-the-dark stars. I would love the cosmic galaxy effect as I turned out the main lights every evening. This Cosmos Bed is like the adult version of that, only a million times better!

Would you sleep in this super high-tech Cosmos Bed? I think I happily would!

Via FastCo Design

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