Celebrate 4th of July 2020

Create your At Home Family Fun

By Sara Yaniga, Macaroni Kid Chicago (Midtown) July 1, 2020

If your usual Fourth of July traditions and plans are canceled this year, here is a round-up of our favorite ideas for a family celebration at home!


You can join Kids Table on Facebook today, Wednesday, July 1st at 11:00 am, for a fun Fourth of July virtual class, and learn to make Red, White and Blue Tarts with the kids.  This class is offered on a "pay what you can" rate and donations to this local business can be made on their Paypal account here.

Ingredients you will need for this recipe are:

  • 1 egg
  • 6 T cold unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese (2 oz), softened
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • Lemon zest (optional)
  • 1/2 cup + 1 T whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup + 1 T all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 T cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 T apricot preserves (optional)
  • 2 T cold water

Tune in on their Facebook page at 11:00 AM (CST) for a Kids Table cooking class right in the comfort of your own kitchen!

Here are a few recipes we shared in previous newsletters for you too:

Looking for even more tasty recipes for a family party?  Check out these ideas!


Make the decorating simple with a little help from WE Events this holiday weekend!  Order your Fourth of July decorations from this local business and know that in addition to sprucing up your home for a celebration, you are also supporting a local non-profit. That is a Win-Win for sure!  Right now they are offering a special $50 package that includes:

  • Mini Balloon Garland
  • Balloon Wand (these are so fun for the kids!) 
  • Delivery & Installation

Just email by Thursday, July 2 for delivery on July 3rd or July 4th! 

Here are some more fun crafts we have shared over the years with our readers:

Looking for some more fun crafts for the family to do to celebrate the 4th of July?  The Macaroni Kid Chicago Pinterest board has so many more great ideas!