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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Mummy Head Decor

Create a creepy centerpiece with these easy-to-make mummy heads.

What You Need

  • Balloon
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Plaster cloth (we used Rigid Wrap)
  • Battery-operated votive candle

How to Make It

  1. Blow up the balloon to the desired size.
  2. Spray nonstick cooking spray on balloon and wipe off the excess.
  3. Cut the plaster cloth into 1-inch-wide strips.
  4. Dip a strip in a bowl of warm water and smooth the surface with your fingers until it feels creamy and the plaster is activated.
  5. Apply the strips to the balloon in a crisscross pattern, overlapping them but leaving areas of the balloon uncovered. Let dry.
  6. Pop the balloon and remove it from inside the mummy head.
  7. Cut an opening in the bottom of the head to accommodate a battery-operated votive candle.

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