Fun July 4th Dessert: Berry Flag Tart

The star of your patriotic menu will be this flag-shape dessert featuring bright red raspberries, tart blueberries, and dough cut in stripes and star shapes. Despite the masterpiece finish, it's actually quite simple to make.

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Easy 4th of July Decorations

Decorate your home in the spirit of Independence Day with our red, white, and blue 4th of July decorations. From flags to fireworks, these easy decorations cover every July 4th theme you can think of -- and they're cute to boot.

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Our Favorite July 4th Recipes

Take the guesswork out of creating a delicious spread of 4th of July food. Our July 4th entrees (hot dogs! ribs!), drinks (punch! sangria!), side dishes (fruit and pasta salads!), and desserts (mmm, pie) make organizing a patriotic potluck a breeze.

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Festive July 4th Desserts

Celebrate Independence Day with these festive 4th of July desserts! With star-shape scones and piecrusts, tempting tarts, colorful shakes, and fresh berries, these recipes for 4th of July desserts are sure to stand out at your patriotic celebration.

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Easy 4th of July Party Ideas

Gather your friends and use these patriotic decorating, entertaining, and recipe ideas for this year's 4th of July celebration. From festive star banners and refreshing watermelon coolers to raveworthy party favors and more, your 4th of July party is bound to be summer's biggest shindig.

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4th of July Cake Recipes

Headed to a 4th of July potluck? Cakes are a dreamy way to end the day (well, that and fireworks), and our collection of berry-topped cakes, lush chocolate cakes, swirled sprinkle cakes, and layered red velvet cakes are worth their own oohs and aahs.

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Coconut Cream Island Punch

Make our DIY party cocktail -- that includes just a few tasty ingredients -- for an adults-only drink everyone can agree on. Cut-up star fruit provides a gorgeous base inside your drink pitcher.

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Make an Elegant Table Runner

Beading from a crafts store adds a dressy holiday finish to this elegant table runner.

What You Need

  • White sheer fabric
  • White lining fabric
  • Blue shiny fabric
  • 1 yard of beaded trim

How To Make It

  1. Determine the desired finished length of the table runner; subtract 6 inches.
  2. Cut an 11-inch-wide rectangle for the center of the runner from the white sheer fabric and the white lining fabric.
  3. Allow for 1/2-inch seam allowances. With wrong sides together, stitch the rectangles along the outside edges.
  4. From blue fabric, cut two 4-1/2-inch-wide side border strips 10 inches longer than the center section and two 4-1/2 X 21-inch end border strips for the ends.
  5. With right sides together, sew the side borders to the center, starting and stopping 1/2 inch from the short edges of the center section (each border will extend beyond the ends to allow for mitered corners).
  6. Press seam allowances away from the center section. Sew an end border strip to each short edge in the same manner.
  7. Press seam allowances toward the border strips. Miter the corners; trim excess fabric, and press seam allowances open.
  8. Use the pieced front as a pattern for the matching bottom.
  9. Pin and sew beaded trim to the runner's ends.
  10. With right sides together, sew the front to the back, leaving a 3-inch opening on one end.
  11. Trim seams and corners.
  12. Turn the table runner right side out; press.
  13. Slip-stitch the opening closed.

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