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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A Halloween Haunted Hoedown Party

Throwing the Halloween party of the century? Wrangle up your little cowboys and cowgirls and feed them these hoedown treats. These yummy recipes will fill up even the hungriest buckaroo!


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    • Hoedown Invitations

      Rustle up some fall fun for Halloween with an Old-West-style Haunted Hoedown party. These invitations will start the fun even before the party begins!

    • The Table

      Ghostly napkins, pumpkin head centerpiece, and straw hats add ambience to the table, decorated with a burlap tablecloth. Find out how to make it in the link below.

    • Drink Cooler

      The old watering hole provides plenty of drinks served up in pretty and practical pumpkin coolers. TIP: Line the pumpkin with heavy plastic or a bowl to keep melting ice from soaking through the pumpkin.

    • Pumpkin Head Centerpiece

      Yarn "hair" sits underneath an inexpensive straw hat for a cute table decoration. (Notice the freckles!) Find out more in the link below.

    • Bandanna Treat Bag

      Here's an easy sewing project that will be a big hit with your guests. Simple cotton bandannas are cut and sewn into rectangles, then tied with twine or raffia.

    • Corn Bread Cactus

      You won't have trouble lassoing in the party guests when you serve these adorable Corn Bread Cactuses. Serve as a side dish with chili or burgers, and hungry buckaroos will be coming back for more!

    • Coleslaw with a Twist

      Some slaw is just what you need to kick off the rendezvous! This tasty side dish is so easy to prepare, you can have the little cowboys and cowgirls help you make it before the party gets started. Yee-haw!

    • Grilled Beef Burgers & Giddyap Chili

      Nothing says "party" like food fresh from the grill (or broiler). Pile these hoedown specialties with assorted toppings and serve to the cowboys and cowgirls at your get-together.

      Steaming mugs of chili will fill up your favorite little wrangler. Add cheese or your favorite vegetable to the mix and watch the little Halloween guests squeal with excitement!

    • Harvest-Time Pumpkin Bars

      To satisfy any sweet tooth, these bars are necessities. Display on a three-tiered tray with pumpkins and fake autumn leaves to really set the tone. You might want to make a couple extra trays -- these treats go fast!

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