4th of July with Harmon’s (& a Giveaway)

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This post is brought to you by Harmon’s. // Let’s chat about 4th of July for a second. Do you plan a big shin dig? We love having friends and family come together to spend some quality time with great food, good company, and fireworks! Most of the time it’s just a group of people sitting around in our lawn chairs, but every now and again I get a wild hair to spruce things up and get a little festive! This year I did it with the help of my favorite grocery store, Harmon’s.

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If you are located in Utah chances are good you’ve heard that name before. Harmon’s has locations up and down the state and is my go-to grocer. Their stores are beautiful and carry such great quality products. I talk a lot about why I shop there for groceries in -> this post. If you want to hear more about that side click on over, but if you want to know a little about the OTHER things they have to offer continue reading.

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I was kind of excited to explore their seasonal aisle. I always glance as I walk by and admire the random holiday decorations and supplies, but never seem to steer my cart that direction. I had a general idea of how I was going to decorate but wasn’t sure they would have all of the supplies I need. I like to keep things simple, on the lower cost side, and beautiful. The first thought I had when pulling into the store parking lot was, “Will they have everything I need??”

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Luckily they had everything I’d planned and more. Red, white, and blue seem to fill every aisle as they prepare for the summer holiday. I thought the red solo cup lights (above) added a fun element, and my five year old was over-the moon excited about those star beaded necklaces and sparklers! A not-so quick stop at their floral department had me leaving with two mason jar type white vases and a bouquet of white carnations.

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Next stop… FOOD. I tried to stick as close to the color theme as possible with the drinks and snacks. One of the things I love about the store is you can find “Dieticians Choice” tags on the more healthy options, so if you aren’t a big soda and junk food eater (like we are) you can follow their lead and pick up some different brands.

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I served mostly finger foods like red and blue berries, popcorn, and sodas. But I did have two quick star recipes. First are these super simple smore snacks. All I did was broil some marshmallows on a graham cracker base until they were puffed and slightly browned, smash a second cracker on the top, and dip in chocolate.

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But the star of the show? This raspberry ice cream! I just love that you don’t need many ingredients or even an ice cream machine. Get prepared to become addicted!

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4th of July with Harmon’s (& a Giveaway)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Whip your heavy cream in the bowl of an electric mixer until slightly stiff.
  2. In a separate bowl combine the raspberries, sweetened milk, and vanilla. Slightly mash the berries so you won’t end up with giant chunks. Fold in your heavy cream. Pour into a large air tight container and freeze until solid.
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Phew! Is that the longest post of all time? I’m thinking my next flavor will be a peach cobbler or maybe even a blueberry lemon!

4th-of-july-partyNow, how about a giveaway?! One of my readers will win a Patriotic Party Pack from Harmon’s that includes:

1 strand of red solo cup lights
1 white tablecloth
1 blue tablecloth
2 white jar vase
6 small American flags
3 (3 count) red white and blue star necklaces
1 pack (6 count) silicone baking cups in red and blue
1 patriotic sign
2 boxes neon sparklers
2 boxes sparklers
$30 Harmon’s Gift Card

It’s your very own party in a box that includes all of the decorations AND a gift card to swing in and pick up some snacks! Harmon’s has a great selection of pre-made items or you can make a few of the ones I shared above.

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