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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Make a Star-Shape Ornament for Halloween

Craft this vintage-look Halloween ornament out of paper, glitter, and jingle bells.

What You Need:

  • Vintage-inspired Halloween graphic
  • Acrylic circle to fit in center of star
  • Photo spray adhesive
  • Purchased 9- or 12-inch star
  • Crafts glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Glitter: black or orange
  • Tinsel: black or orange
  • Hole punch
  • 12-inch piece of 1/4-inch-wide ribbon
  • Gold jingle bells

How to Make It:

  1. Cut a circle from a Halloween graphic, such as a photo or postcard, the size of the acrylic circle. Lightly spray the front side of the graphic circle with adhesive.
  2. Press the adhesive side of the circle onto one side of the acrylic circle. Spray the back of the graphic circle with adhesive and center it on the star; press in place.
  3. Apply crafts glue over the front of the star up to the edges of the acrylic circle using a paintbrush. Sprinkle glitter on the wet glue; let dry.
  4. Tap off the excess glitter. Apply glitter on the back of the star if desired. Apply glue along the edge of the acrylic circle. Press tinsel into the glue; let dry.
  5. Punch a hole in the top point of the star. Insert the ribbon through the hole, bring the ribbon ends together, and knot about 1 inch from the ends.
  6. Glue a jingle bell at each point of the star; let dry.
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