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 Eyeball Silverware

Watch what you say and what you do. When you eat with these weird utensils, all eyes are on you!

What You Need:

Have a hilarious Halloween dinner with seeing silverware.
  • Black polymer clay, such as Premo Sculpey
  • Stainless-steel silverware
  • Small and large flat-backed blue plastic doll eyes
  • Strong adhesive, such as E6000, optional

Instructions:

1. Soften one-third of the polymer clay square by working it in your hands. Flatten the clay with your fingertips until it is 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick.

2. Wrap the clay around the handle of a silverware piece and then pinch off any excess. Squeeze the wrapped handle to remove any air pockets and to ensure the clay is tightly connected. Smooth away any overlaps or dings with your fingertips. Firmly press doll eyes into the front and back of the clay-covered handle.

3. Bake the decorated silverware according to polymer clay package directions. Let cool. If any of the doll eyes loosen or fall out after baking, glue them back in place and let dry.

4. Carefully hand wash silverware after use. Try to avoid dropping or banging hardened polymer clay, as it may chip or break.

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