Patriotic Pancakes & Giveaway

Have I mentioned that 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays?I love the parades, BBQ, flags, red, white, and blue and fireworks as long as I’m wearing earplugs! I’m such a fan of the 4th I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to fun crafts, printables, recipes, and treats to help you celebrate! 

When I was little my best friend’s mom use to make the patriotic cake with strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream every year. Even though I didn’t like blueberries I loved that cake.

Hungry Jack wants to make this 4th of July breakfast fun for your kids with their Easy Pack™ Stars & Stripes® Funfetti® Pancake Mix. I love these easy packs from Hungry Jack because on special mornings my little kids can make breakfast all by themselves!

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Hungry Jack has a prize pack for one of my readers including:

·         Hungry Jack Stars & Stripes Easy Pack Pancake Pouches

·         Inspirational board with ideas on how to celebrate with the family

·         $100 William-Sonoma Gift Card

To enter leave a comment sharing your favorite 4th of July activity. Giveaway ends July 2, 2013. 


  1. I like watching fireworks on the beach

  2. Kimberly Jones says:

    Parades, food, swimming, fireworks……..all day family fun!!!!

  3. Heather B says:

    We have a big family cookout and then go see the fireworks.

  4. Kimberly Schotz says:

    I love the 4th of July. Our town has the best parade and then in the evening we go to a fireworks show.

  5. I love the fireworks shows, BBQs and hanging out outside in the park!

  6. patricia says:

    sitting on the front porch and visiting with family

  7. Cookouts with family and fireworks!

  8. Jacqueline H. says:

    I love the family time!

  9. Sheila Laurence says:

    I enjoy the fireworks.

  10. Andrea D. says:

    I love watching the parade and then the fireworks at night. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  11. Brenda F says:

    Relaxing by the pool

  12. We love the 4th of July. My kids used to believe that the fireworks were for their aunts birthday. It is a great time with family and to remember why and how we have our freedom.

  13. I like when we snuggle down on blankets on the levee to watch the big fire works show put on by the city we live in. It’s so much fun to oo and aaa over the colorful explosions with the children.

  14. We have a super busy 4th. We start of with breakfast along the parade route, the parade, a family cookout in the afternoon, fireworks, & then a late night appetizer run at Applebee’s. I love every minute of it!

  15. Rhianna says:

    I Love watching the fireworks with my kids.

  16. When I lived in NJ there was a baby float parade, water show, games for kids and then fireworks. Was all day long celebration in Washington Crossing NJ. I will always remember.

  17. Since July 4th is my birthday, I enjoy spending the day with family and friends…having a cookout and watching the fireworks.

  18. All of our relatives come to town to celebrate! We have craft time, cook family favorites, swim and play. We, of course, watch fireworks as well.

  19. Lawanna says:

    We like watching the fireworks set to patriotic music

  20. Margot C says:

    I like watching the little kids run around the yard with sprinklers on the 4th!

  21. Watching fireworks is my fave.

  22. For the last 30 years we have had a big family party on the 4th with out of town relatives. Some years there has been 70+ people. This year we are down to just 27 but it will still be fun!

  23. Emily E says:

    We bbq and play in the yard all day with friends and family.

  24. Melissa R says:

    As kids we decorated paper bowls and made red white and blue hats, put streamers on our bikes and joined the local parade. Great fun!

  25. Marsha H. says:

    I like eating cake and getting gifts, because the fourth of July is my BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Kendra McNack says:

    My favorite is going to watch the fireworks display in a nearby small town. We take the lawn chairs and go out a bit early and let the kids play and people watch.

  27. I like that my husband has the day off from work and that we get to grill out with friends. I also like letting my kids stay up late to watch the fireworks.

  28. Kelly C says:

    We have a big patriotic pool party during the day and then head to the local fireworks display in town!

  29. BBQ. We love to grill and have friends around:)

  30. Brandie Wentworth says:

    I grew up in the military and the Fourth was always a great celebration. Food, Fireworks, F15s. Living on base was always great this time of year. Also my birthday is the 2nd and when I was little I always thought people were helping me celebrate. 🙂 This year will be a special 4th. I will turn 40 on Tuesday and I was diagnosed recently with kidney cancer. So I am sure I will look at this fourth a little differently than years past. Not to jump ahead of God’s plans, but I am really looking forward to celebrating NEXT 4th of JULY. Everyone have a safe and wonderful holiday 🙂

  31. Cheryl C says:

    We always have family over, grill and go to the beach and watch fireworks.

  32. I am going to see fireworks eat until I can’t eat no more and get out my water gun because someones going to be wet tonight.

  33. Barbara says:

    BBQ and fireworks are my favorites.

  34. We usually start with cinnamon buns and crafts

  35. My favorite July 4’th activity is having a big cook out with my family! We get together at a church fellowship hall and cook a pig and then everyone brings a dish. I always take several side dishes and desserts! It is so much fun!

  36. Shannon says:

    Family time, whatever that might be!

  37. Elizabeth says:

    I enjoy wearing red, white, and blue and eating cookout with my family.

  38. I will always love playing with Sparklers- my kids love them, too! 😉

  39. We like to watch fireworks from our pool.

  40. Fireworks! 🙂

  41. Katelyn says:

    I love going to the local parade in the morning and strawberry shortcake for dessert!

  42. We love the fireworks!! I have been disappointed the last few years because we haven’t gotten to go to a fireworks show. Hopefully, this year is different!

  43. Elizabeth says:

    I love watching the fireworks with my family and grilling out!

  44. I love the fireworks, family and bbq

  45. Betty Baez says:

    Definitely going to the hudson to watch the fireworks!!!

  46. Amy Osborn says:

    I love watching the parades!

  47. We always host a 4Th of July party. The town has the best fireworks display and we have front row seats right in our driveway! Everyone brings a chair and a snack to share. It’s always great fun with talking, laughing, and playing with the children. Everyone loves it!

  48. We have a picnic then watch the fireworks over the lake.

  49. Katherine says:

    We spend the day at the pool with family.

  50. Time with family while enjoying some fireworks!

  51. A day at the lake followed by watching fireworks!

  52. Celebrating with our families (my nieces birthday as well) and then head to fireworks that night

  53. Love making home made ice cream lots of different flavors

  54. We spend the 4th of July with family. We love to have a cookout and watch the children play in the water. Once it starts getting dark, we all load up and watch the local firework show. Always a fun day!

  55. Alison L says:

    We always have some kind of BBQ and lots of ice cream!

  56. We love the Parade, bbq & fireworks!

  57. I love watching the fireworks at the local Marine Corps Base. It is always initiated by the playing of the 1812l Overture complete with the cannons being fired. Unfortunately, due to the sequester, they will not be having the fireworks. So sad. It has been our tradition for many, many years.

  58. I like the fireworks!

  59. we love to have a water fight.

  60. Going to see fireworks!

  61. I love watching fireworks on the golf course with my family on the 4th.

  62. What better time for a family reunion! My family gets together at our house for a day of grilling, swimming and fireworks. Then we all load up and head into town for the local fireworks display. Several family members stay with us, so we start the day with a big breakfast that always includes pancakes!

  63. I love lighting sparklers with my family and watching neighbors doing the same.

  64. My in laws would give all the grandkids red,white, and blue balloons,streamers, and all kinds of fun decorations to decorate the big wheels, tricycles, and bikes with. Then all the kids lined up in a row for pics and then rode around the block in their own parade!!! The kids have never forgotten it!!

  65. My favorite 4th of July activity is watching fireworks!

  66. Going to my son’s church Freedom Celebration. We enjoy gospel music, good food , wonderful desserts, cotton candy, a water slide, popcorn, snowcones, and of course fireworks! But being with my family is. The best!

  67. The Freedom celebration at my son’s church.

  68. Carlene says:

    Spending time with my husband, my kids and close friends enjoying the freedoms we have living in this great nation.

  69. Watching the fireworks with the family!

  70. my wedding anniversary…always fireworks and a bbq!

  71. Katie B says:

    Watching our town’s parade with the family.

  72. Cook out with friends and fireworks afterwards.

  73. I love getting together with the family. Going to the parades, grilling hot dogs and burgers, and then watching the fireworks go off. It’s a great day to be with family and friends making memories!

  74. We like to strap on headlamps and build LEGO kits on our picnic blankets while waiting for fireworks!

  75. Relaxing and visiting with family over grilled brats and burgers and cold drinks, and fireworks after the sun goes down.

  76. cyndi br says:

    swimming, grilling and fireworks

  77. vanessa says:

    Our favorite July 4th activity is a BBQ with friends and then watching fireworks!!

  78. latanya says:

    We enjoy getting together for a cookout

  79. stampedwithgrace says:

    we love swimming & having a cookout!

  80. Playing games with the kids is my favorite part