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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Pretty Butterfly Kid's Costume for Halloween

Make this cute butterfly Halloween costume for your little trick-or-treater and watch her flutter down the streets collecting candy.

  • 1-1/4 yards of fabric
  • Fray Check (available at crafts stores) or clear nail polish
  • 2-2/3 yards of 1/4-inch-wide pink ribbon
  • Two large pink pom-poms
  • Glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
  • 2/3 yard of elastic cord
  • Six small pink pom-poms
  • Two white chenille stems
  • Satin-covered headband
  • 1 yard of 1/2-inch-diameter pink feather boa
  1. Download the free wing pattern. For the wings, use a shirt that fits your child. Cut out the wings referring to the pattern. Apply Fray Check to the edges.
  2. For neck tie, cut a 32-inch length of ribbon. Stitch the center of the ribbon length (around the 16-inch mark) to the center top of the wings; glue a large pom-pom to each ribbon end.
  3. For the wristbands, cut two 10-inch lengths of elastic cord. Knot the ends together for two wristbands. Stitch each wristband to the top corner of each wing.
  4. Cut two 9-inch lengths of ribbon. Fold the ribbons in half, and glue the fold over the each elastic knots. Glue a small pom-pom to each ribbon end.
  5. For the waistband, center the elastic on the wings and hand-sew around the outside edge, stretching the elastic as you sew. Cut two 22-inch lengths of ribbon and stitch to each end of the elastic. Adhere a small pom-pom to each ribbon end.
  6. For the antennae, wrap one chenille stem in half around the headband. Twist the stem ends together, twisting in a 2-inch piece of boa between the ends at the top. Repeat for the second antenna. Fold the remaining boa in half, and glue it over the top of the headband.

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