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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Theme Wreaths for the Holidays

Show off your hobbies, collectibles, or color preferences in a unique themed wreath for the holidays.

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    • Fish-Bobber Wreath

      Honor a favorite pastime with a playful wreath outfitted with dozens of fishing bobbers of various sizes.

    • Pretty Patched Wreath

      This soft and cozy wreath is a quilter's delight and the perfect way to use up scraps from other holiday projects.

    • Apples

      Fruit is a natural for holiday decorating, and this design is perfect for country- or Williamsburg-style homes. Fresh apples add aroma and texture, but faux fruit will last longer and give a similar effect. Tuck bits of Spanish moss between the apples to fill in the gaps.

    • Seaside Wreath

      Create a nontrational Christmas wreath with an oceanside aura. Make this refreshing beach-theme wreath using ordinary seashells and ball ornaments. See the next slide for how-to directions.

    • Seaside Wreath How-To

      Using hot glue, adhere deer moss or Spanish moss to a twig wreath. Randomly place seashells of various sizes around the wreath, and add dried flowers and ball ornaments in coordinating colors to finish.

    • Santa's Tea

      Teatime is the theme in this wreath dressed in red sheer ribbons. Teacups, teabags, and a container of cookies have been wired on to make a conversation starter for your hall. This is also a great way to give a themed gift without placing items in the usual gift basket.

    • Golf Wreath

      Garage sale clubs add a whimsical note to a grapevine wreath dressed only in greenery and white ornaments that are the perfect stand-ins for golf balls.

    • Baby Love

      This wreath is fun to make as a gift for a holiday newborn. Simply tie on tiny booties, toys, and baby bottles to decorate a wreath the new mom and dad will love.

    • Nascar-mania

      We started our wreath with an 11-inch garden tractor tire; however, you can also make it on a wreath form painted black. Next, wire and hot-glue toy race cars and red ribbons to the base. Finish off the look with a black-and-white checkered bow.

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      Baking

      Cookie cutters make wonderful wreath and tree decorations, yet they've been used here to make a sculptural wreath. Once the shapes are hot-glued or wired together, simply add a bow at the top and hang on a kitchen door.

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      Red

      The theme here is red accented with purple. The variety of sizes and textures -- from mottled to shiny -- give this wreath its personality. Using several sizes also makes it easier to cover the gaps and make a wreath that looks full and elegant.

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