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.

View Video

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.

View Slideshow

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.

View Slideshow

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.

View Slideshow

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.

View Slideshow

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.

View Slideshow

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.

View Video
Popular in Holidays

Christmas Decorating in Red & White

Red and white are a foolproof color duo for the holidays. Make your home merry and bright by decorating with this season's cheeriest colors.

X

    Everything in this slideshow

    • Country Character

      Red and white conjures images of barns and simple living. Give a hallway or foyer country charm with red and white accents. Top a dresser or table with a red floral runner and evergreen swag. Lean a red ladder or quilt rack against a wall and hang stockings from the rungs. The addition of a berry wreath, red tinsel trees, and a white chair topped with a package and ice skates will have you holiday-ready in no time.

    • Red Runner

      Bring the red-and-white color scheme to your kitchen table with a bright table runner accented with seasonal details, such as snowflakes. For a new twist on the traditional table setting, place several runners across the width of the table instead of lengthwise.

    • Traditional Tree

      A simple evergreen is taken out of the corner and into the spotlight with big red and white ball ornaments. A tree with sparse branches gets another punch of holiday color if placed against a white or red wall.

    • Candy Cane Wreath

      The candy cane is a classic red-and-white holiday treat. Use this iconic candy to fashion a fun wreath that looks great hung against a red wall or above a mantel.

    • Snowy Display

      Brighten a drab basement corner or plain white wall with a snowy setup. A red felt wall hanging with big snowflakes match the crafts-foam snowflakes hanging from the ceiling. Place a red chair topped with patterned rain boots for a holiday look.

    • Santa's Stockings

      Stand red-and-white stockings filled with candy canes, evergreen sprigs, and small wrapped boxes tied with green bows against a chair for an easy Christmas decoration.

    • Christmas Cabinetry

      Give red knickknacks a new home in a white dresser or china cabinet. Gather red objects from attic boxes or basement storage, and group them together for an eye-catching decoration. Add Christmas cards, small evergreens, or red ribbons for a classic holiday appeal.

    • Wintery Window Alcove

      This cozy window alcove is just the place to curl up with some hot chocolate and watch the snow fall. Red and white pillows and a wreath add color and comfort to the Christmas season.

    • Beautiful Beading

      Red bead garland isn't just for your tree. Hang long strands of beaded garland from a window valance so they stands out against a white curtain.

    • 10 of 25

      Bowl of Cheer

      Traditional glass ornaments in classic red and white make a simple and sophisticated decoration when piled in a white bowl or pot.

    • 11 of 25

      Cheerful Chair

      A single red ornament can have big impact when pinned to the back of a white chair. For a special touch, hang the ornament with satin ribbon.

    • 12 of 25

      Blanketed Buffet

      Dress your buffet table in red-and-white stripes for your next party. Tie red ribbons around white candles, wrap napkin holders with red paper, and lay a striped table runner to direct attention (and hungry guests).

    • 13 of 25

      Tabletop Tinsel Tree

      A plain white tinsel or feather tree gets a retro update with a mix of bold red ornaments and traditional embroidered patterns. Placed on a table with a grouping of bright presents, this tree becomes a funky focal point.

    • 14 of 25

      Seasonal Shell Wreath

      Bring your home seaside with this beachy wreath fit for any season. Glue shells of varying sizes to a foam wreath. Hang it with a beautiful satin ribbon in a subtle shade of red.

    • 15 of 25

      Red Martini Glasses

      Make a mantel or table sparkle with this trio of dark red martini glasses. Simply tie a white ribbon with red trim at the base of the stemware and insert a tea light into each glass.

    • 16 of 25

      Playful Pedestal

      When you're not putting your red pedestal dish to use serving delicious treats, use it as a fun table decoration. Layer the dishes with fake snow, then stack the dish with white ornaments and figurines.

    • 17 of 25

      Bold Bedroom

      Turn any bedroom into a Christmas oasis with a red-and-white checker quilt. Hang a wreath at the foot of the bed, group poinsettias on a nightstand, and set a holiday message surrounded by garland on a mantel or shelf to complete the look.

    • 18 of 25

      Cranberry Candle Arrangement

      Antique crystal goes from boring to breathtaking with a touch of red. Stack a crystal saucer on a crystal plate. Place a red scented candle in the saucer and arrange fresh cranberries in the saucer and on the plate for a beautiful table topper.

    • 19 of 25

      Fresh-Picked Focus

      Store-bought scarlet tulips pop amid a bed of fragrant evergreen sprigs tucked into a troughlike urn. The display sits atop a ceramic tray.

    • 20 of 25

      Pattern Play

      These presents are almost too pretty to open. Using papers in matte, glossy, and sparkly finishes, build piles of picture-perfect packages outfitted with customized name tags.

    • 21 of 25

      Scintillating Surprises

      In a reinterpretation of the standard fireplace swag, arrange evergreens and mosses in mismatched vintage vessels linked by a common hue. Turning the tide on traditional stockings, a treasure-crammed organizer stitched from homespun fabrics hangs across the mantel.

    • 22 of 25

      A Merry Memo

      Put your feelings about the season in writing. With acrylic paint and a brush, scrawl an exuberant "Joy" across a silver-frame mirror. White sponge-painted snowballs add a frosty finish to the looking glass, which amplifies the shimmer of discount-store glass candleholders and a crystalline cylinder overflowing with shiny orbs showcased on the sideboard.

    • 23 of 25

      Good Cheer Greetings

      Preview the red-and-white palette to come by draping an entryway mirror with a garland that's 1 part homemade goodness and 1 part vintage glitz. Decorative star hooks connect ornament-shape cookies with royal icing and red sugar sprinkles to a swag of time-weathered silvery beads.

    • 24 of 25

      Seasonal Sentiments

      Post Noel-theme notes on a ribbon swag suspended above a kitchen window. After creating the tags on the computer, adorn them with fluffy pom-poms and striped hanging cords.

    • 25 of 25
      Next Slideshow Christmas Decorating with Kitchen Items

      Christmas Decorating with Kitchen Items

      Spatulas, muffin tins, dishtowels, and more -- incorporate them into your Christmas decorating for a unique look this season.
      Begin Slideshow »

      Related

    close
    close
    close
    close
    close

    Loading... Please wait...