Holidays are always so fun spent with family, but when you have little kids it sure can be stressful! Especially when you add in long travel and wait times to the equation. So, this year for the 4th of July we decided to try a fun staycation in downtown Bellevue to enjoy the festivities and fireworks at close range. We booked a hotel room, walked to the park, swam and ate our hearts out! It was such a perfect 4th of July... if you live in the greater Seattle area be sure to give this a read and give yourself some staycation inspo!
This post is a recipe bomb with all my favorite summer staples. From ribs to sides and desserts, I have you covered!
Looking online for some 4th of July party inspo? Who isn't?! The cookie recipe I linked in this post is one of my favs to make because you can actually throw all your ingredients in your food processor, pulse, and voila! Your dough is made. Royal Icing recipe is included too. Happy baking and happy 4th!
Have you ever tried watching 4th of July Fireworks at Gas Works Park in Seattle? It is one of the best views, but also is a total mad house! If you are thinking about going, here is my experience and some helpful tips. Happy 4th of July everyone!