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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Boxes-and-Bows Gift Bags

The festive wrapped packages on the outside of these glamorous gift bags promise holiday surprises inside.

What You Need:

Use an assortment of squares to decorate your gift bags.
  • White gift bags in assorted sizes
  • Ribbons in assorted colors and widths
  • Corrugated papers in assorted colors
  • Hot-glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
  • Tulle (red and gold)
  • Spray adhesive
  • Micro-cut glitter

Instructions:

1. Cut an assortment of small squares and rectangles from corrugated papers for gift boxes. Wrap some of the shapes with ribbon and tie bows.

2. Glue the boxes to the bag fronts, slipping a pinch of tulle under the top edge of some. Spray the bag fronts with adhesive and sprinkle the adhesive with glitter.

More Ideas:

  • Glue the corrugated-and-beribboned packages to the front of plain cards for Christmas greetings.
  • Fill an assortment of decorated bags with colored tissue and silk Christmas greenery to display on a mantel or tabletop.
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