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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Halloween Candy Poppers

These party favors are sure to be a favorite at your Halloween party.

What You Need

  • Crafts knife; ruler
  • Empty cardboard tubes from paper towels
  • 3 to 4 sheets of tissue paper in a Halloween color
  • Transparent tape
  • Decorative Halloween stickers
  • 4 chenille stems in assorted Halloween colors
  • Candy
  • Paint pen in a Halloween color

How to Make It

  1. Use a crafts knife to cut two 3-inch lengths from the paper-towel tube. With scissors, cut a 5-x-12-inch rectangle from a stack of three or four sheets of tissue paper.
  2. Center the two tube lengths on one long edge of the layered tissue paper, leaving a 1/4-inch-wide space between the tubes. Secure each section to the edge of the tissue paper with a piece of transparent tape. Roll the tissue paper around the paper-towel tubes and secure with Halloween stickers.
  3. Twist together two chenille stems. Gather the excess tissue paper at one tube end and secure with the twisted stems. Fill the tube with candy.
  4. Close the remaining end in the same way. Coil the ends of the chenille stems.
  5. Cut triangles into the tissue paper ends for a jagged look. Trim the popper with additional Halloween stickers. Use the paint pen to make triple-dot patterns around and between the stickers.
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