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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Celebrate the Holidays New iPad App

Good news! Entertaining just got easier with your Better Homes and Gardens Celebrate the Holidays app now available in the iTunes store!

Get unforgettable recipes, fun decorating ideas, and inventive crafts from Better Homes and Gardens in our updated Celebrate the Holidays party-inspiration app!

Just added to the app:

-- 2 ALL-NEW HALLOWEEN & FALL CELEBRATIONS -- including more than 40 new images, 15 new recipes, 15 new projects and 40 new patterns for the festive fall season!

-- Go bananas over the new Wild About Monkeys Kids' Party -- a silly get-together themed around the retro sock monkey with monkey- and kid-friendly food, crafts, decorations, games, and activities.

-- This Halloween, invite your adult friends and family over for An Eerily Ever After Affair. This haunted wedding spoof lets everyone dress up, sample "scary" finger foods, and toast the undead host couple as they mingle.

-- Explore all-new extras for Halloween, autumn, Thanksgiving, and Christmas parties, including new images and projects, plus more how-to's for even more confidence as you plan your party.

-- Learn the secrets of professionals including selecting wine, pairing food and wine, selecting flavorful cheeses, speed-cleaning your home ... even partying big on a budget.

Plus, these features you'll love:

-- Collect all your favorite holiday recipes and projects ... and find them in a flash with our Favorites folder.

-- Rely on our party planning charts and checklists! Our beverage and appetizer guides and simple-to-follow cleaning tips ensure you spend less time prepping and more time enjoying the gathering.

-- Never lose your spot again -- our enhancements let you take a break and pick up right where you left off.

-- Find exactly what you are looking for with our fast and easy-to-use navigation.

With 24 complete parties themed around Halloween, autumn, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and summer activities, you'll find exactly the right event. Whether you need kid-friendly Halloween parties, bountiful Thanksgiving gatherings, or cozy Christmas tree-trimming events, our new Celebrate the Holidays app brings you all the ideas, inspiration, and how-to's you need to host memorable get-togethers. You'll even get exciting parties and delicious menus planned by celebrity chefs Tyler Florence and Michel Nischan.

Celebrate the Holidays will guide you through planning the ultimate party from start to finish:

-- Instructional how-to advice for preparing menus and decorations.

-- More than 600 vivid images showing the beautiful details of each event.

-- More than 180 special, no-fail recipes.

-- Links to iTunes music playlists customized for each party.

-- Ability to easily share recipes, party images, projects, and planning tips via email, Facebook, and Twitter.

-- Themed games and activities for children.

Please connect via Wi-Fi when downloading to ensure shorter download times.

Have feedback? Help us improve this application by sending an email to BHGedit@Meredith.com. We would like to hear from you and are standing by to help you with any problems.

Get the app now at the iTunes store!

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