How To Celebrate Flag Day With Your Family

This summer, celebrate Flag Day with entertaining, educational activities for the entire family.

Decorate a Wreath

Idea from HGTV

Materials: red striped ribbon, red ribbon, 14-inch wreath, stars ribbon, blue striped ribbon, straight pins, scissors, hot glue gun and glue, skewers and stars

Instructions: Get a 14-inch wreath and wrap 1 1/2-inch red-and-white-stripe ribbon around it. Pin the ribbon with straight pins. Cut eight 10-inch pieces of 3/8-inch red ribbon and wrap them around the wreath. Fold four-inch pieces of 1 1/2-inch blue-and-white-patterned ribbon around one end of each skewer, then hot-glue the ribbon together and cut a triangle out of the tip. Stick the skewers into the foam.

Balloon Fireworks

Idea from Martha Stewart

Materials: balloon, red and blue confetti, sharpened pencil

Instructions: Pull a balloon over a funnel. Pour in confetti until balloon is a quarter full and inflate. Use a sharpened pencil for popping. Be sure to supervise children while they are popping balloons.

Flag Cake Recipe

Recipe from Taste of Home


1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup finely chopped pecans

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided

1-1/2 cups cold milk

3 cups fresh strawberries, halved1/2 cup fresh blueberries


Combine flour, pecans, and butter. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

In another bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar. Fold in half of the whipped topping; spread over crust. In a different bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for two minutes.

Add a cream cheese layer. Decorate with strawberries and blueberries to resemble a flag. Chill for at least an hour before serving.


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