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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Creepy Halloween Portraits

Collage paper, photos, and scary embellishments create a spooky gallery of hand-crafted Halloween artwork.

What You'll Need

  • Camera
  • Computer with image-editing software/printer or copy machine
  • Black picture frames
  • White cardstock
  • Patterned paper
  • Adhesive foam dots
  • Hot-glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
  • Spooky embellishments such as plastic spiders or faux spider webbing

How to Make It

  1. Take photos of your subject looking in different directions (up, down, sideways). (The background doesn't matter because it will be cut out.)
  2. Use image-editing software to convert the photos to black-and-white. (Or make black-and-white copies of the photos on a copy machine.)
  3. Resize your favorite images as necessary so the subjects' heads will fit nicely into the frames.
  4. Print onto white cardstock and cut out the backgrounds from the photos.
  5. Cut a piece of patterned Halloween paper to fit inside the photo frames.
  6. Adhere the cutout photos to the underside of the frames (and in front of the patterned paper) with adhesive foam dots so the subjects are looking through the frames.
  7. Hot-glue a spider, faux spider webbing, or other spooky embellishments in a position so it looks as if the subjects are looking at them.
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