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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Eyeball Treat Holders for Halloween

Use these eyeball candy holders as party favors or giveaways on trick-or-treat night.

What You'll Need

  • Circle cutters: 2- and 3-inch-diameter circles
  • Two 12-inch square pieces of thin cardboard
  • Newspapers
  • Clear plastic, pull-apart ornaments
  • Spray paint: white, green, black

How to Make It

  1. Use the circle cutter to cut a 2-inch-diameter circle in the center of a cardboard square and a 3-inch circle in the center of the second cardboard square. Remove the circles (you'll use the squares as stencils).
  2. In a well-ventilated work area, cover the work surface with newspapers. Pull the ornament apart and spray-paint the outside of each half white; let dry.
  3. On the outside of one half of the ornament, place the 3-inch cardboard circle stencil over the rounded center. Spray-paint the visible ornament circle green; let dry.
  4. Lightly mist the outside of the green circle with black paint; let dry. Remove the 3-inch circle stencil.
  5. Center the 2-inch circle pattern on the green circle. Spray-paint the visible ornament circle black; let dry. Remove the 2-inch circle stencil.
  6. Fill the ornament with Halloween candy and press the halves together.
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