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 a Bat-Theme Doormat for Halloween

Decorate your doorstep to welcome trick-or-treaters for Halloween with this easy-to-make bat-theme doormat.

What You'll Need

  • Cocoa mat
  • Masking tape and newspaper
  • Spray paint in orange and black
  • Kraft paper
  • Spray adhesive

Download the bat pattern

How to Make It

1. Download the free bat pattern. Enlarge to fit on the mat.

2. Cover the center of the cocoa mat with newspaper and secure with masking tape, leaving 2 inches uncovered beyond the tape for the border. Spray-paint the exposed border orange; let dry.

3. Cut out the bat pattern and fold in half down the center of the body. Cut a sheet of kraft paper slightly larger than the mat; fold the paper in half. Trace the pattern onto the paper, aligning the folded edge of the pattern with the folded edge of the paper. Carefully cut on the drawn lines. Unfold the paper carefully; this will become your painting guide for the mat.

4. Use spray adhesive on one side of the kraft paper with the bat cutout. Center the paper on the mat with the adhesive side down, firmly pressing the cut edges onto the mat. Spray-paint the bat shape black, spraying straight down with short strokes and taking care not to spray under the paper; let dry. Remove the kraft paper pattern.

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