Every year on March 21st, people with Down syndrome and their families celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. This year, World Down Syndrome Day is on an extra special date – 03/21/21! Does anyone else think we should be celebrating all March long?

While we might not be able to attend in-person events this year, it’s a perfect excuse to decorate the house and have a blue and yellow-themed party at home with the family! Here are six blue and yellow visual recipes to serve on World Down Syndrome Day. They’d also be great options for a Buddy Walk come fall.

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1. World Down Syndrome Day Sugar Cookies

These sugar cookies are a quick and easy snack made with pre-made refrigerated sugar cookie dough. The #LotsOfSocks campaign aims to raise awareness about Down syndrome by wearing mismatched or colorful socks. Sock and awareness ribbon cookie cutters are pretty easy to find, but you can also download a free template here. Just print and cut out the templates before tracing them on your rolled out cookie dough. I used Wilton cookie icing in blue and yellow.

2. Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Chocolate covered pretzel rods are a great choice if you’re cooking in a life skills classroom and don’t have access to a stove or oven. I love sweet and salty snacks and ate almost a whole batch in one day! You can mix and match different shades of candy melts and sprinkles for a fun look. If you use a novelty sprinkle mix (like these gold and blue mixes), just make sure that the sprinkles are small enough to stay attached to the pretzels.

3. Marble Cupcakes

I made marble cupcakes with blue and yellow batter AND blue and yellow buttercream frosting, but you can go for one or the other if you want a more sophisticated look. You can also adapt the recipe to use a mix of chocolate and vanilla flavors or any combination of two colors.

4. Blueberry Muffins

Blueberries are one of the few naturally blue ingredients, but the possibilities are endless! Try our visual recipe for blueberry muffins or make your own visual recipe for blueberry pancakes, blueberry lemonade, or a blueberry pie!

5. Cheddar Cheese Dip

This recipe is dedicated to my brother Sam, who eats tortilla chips with queso pretty much every game day. You can turn your favorite tailgating snack into a blue and yellow-themed treat for World Down Syndrome Day by using blue corn tortilla chips.

6. Blue and Yellow Fruit Salad

Lastly, if you’re looking for a healthier treat, try out this blue and yellow fruit salad. You can use any blue and yellow fruit depending on what’s in season where you live. It’s also a great option if you want to avoid using sharp knives.

Party Decorations

If you can’t celebrate at a large event, why not decorate your house with blue and yellow party decorations? I found lots of blue and yellow decorations meant for graduation parties- straws, balloons, lanterns, and more!

World Down Syndrome Day Playlist

While you cook, check out this playlist of upbeat and empowering music. Oldies provided by Sam. 😉