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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Your Best Photos: A Haunted House

We love haunted houses at Halloween. Especially this one. Take a tour through our favorite -- and scariest -- reader-submitted location filled with spiders, witches, and other scary decorations.


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    • Trick or Treat

      Why we picked this: We love how the lights wrapped around the doorway are actually illuminated skeleton bones!

    • Happy Halloween

      Why we picked this: The skeleton bones in the window and eerie colors of this outdoor Halloween scene set the mood for what's inside. Discover how reader georgie_lovey set up this creepy haunted house.

    • Ouija Board

      Why we picked this: No other game gives us the chills like the Ouija board. What a great idea to use the board as a decorating tool!

    • Mighty Monster

      Why we picked this: This angry creature sits comfortably on this windowsill. We like how cheesecloth is used to create the effect of hair.

    • The Wicked Witch

      Why we picked this: The yellow eyes on this green witch captured our attention. Her long nose, wrinkled face, and tattered hat really make this hag stand out from anything else we've seen. Make her quit looking at me!

    • Zultan

      Why we picked this: Zultan's eyes really glow! We think this fortune-teller will accurately tell guests their futures.

    • Ghostly Vase

      Why we picked this: We can't help but love this vase that resembles a ghost. The best part about it: You can use it to hold a candle or as a vase that holds creepy fake flowers.

    • Witch's Broom

      Why we picked this: We like the idea of mounting a witch's broom on a mantel or above a fireplace. And the ribbon wrapped around the broom adds style to the once plain sweeper.

    • Webbed Photos

      Why we picked this: You can't go wrong with spiderwebs. Family photos covered with a thick layer of spiderwebs create a dramatic effect.

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      Colorful Witch

      Why we picked this: We like her long, stringy red hair. And we really like the colors in her robe! Very different from the traditional black.

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      Itsy Bitsy Spider

      Why we picked this: We especially enjoy how this spider hangs onto the corner of this window of mirrors. The webs look as if the spider just spun them.

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      Spooky Window

      Why we picked this: The white ghost hangs perfectly in the shape of this window. We especially like how the ghost's face is darker (and spookier!) than its body.

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      Why we picked this: Aren't night-lights supposed to scare the monsters and ghosts away? Either way, this ghost light is too cute to be scary.

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      A Witch with Sparkle

      Why we picked this: Witches don't have to be somber. The purple, red, and gold on this witch's clothes make her sparkle among the spiders.

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      Leafy Garland

      Why we picked this: Who knew that leaves could be so pretty? We think adding fall foliage to a stair railing wrapped with pumpkin-pattern ribbon looks elegant.

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      Cloth Pumpkins

      Why we picked this: We love the different patterns and colors in this cloth pumpkin. What a great idea for a fun Halloween quilting project!

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      Creepy Crawler

      Why we picked this: This creepy oversize spider dominates the living room window. What a clever, easy way to dress up a window for Halloween.

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      Spooky Spiders

      Why we picked this: More spiders cling to the curtains in this haunted house. We're coming down with a case of arachnophobia!

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      Lovin' the Lamp

      Why we picked this: We love how this spider engulfs this lampshade. The spiders have taken over!

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      Halloween Decorations Past & Present

      Take inspiration from a talented Halloween artist for collecting and displaying new or vintage Halloween decorations.
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