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 Bowling

A new twist on an old favorite, this wide-eyed mummy bowling set will make youngsters howl.

What You'll Need:

This game is sure to win over your party guests.
  • Plastic bowling set
  • White spray primer, if needed
  • Black spray paint, if needed
  • Scissors
  • 20 yards of 2- to 3-inch-wide gauze bandage
  • Yardstick
  • Thick white crafts glue
  • Acrylic paints in green and orange
  • Paintbrush
  • 1/4-inch black buttons
  • Pencil with round eraser


1. If the bowling pins are colored, spray-paint them white in a well-ventilated work area. If the ball is not black, spray-paint it with primer. Let the paint dry. Spray-paint the ball black. Let dry.

2. Cut ten 2-yard lengths of gauze bandage. For each bowling pin, glue one end of the gauze at the bottom of the pin. Wrap the gauze to the top of the pin and back to the bottom, applying dabs of glue to secure. Let dry.

3. On the top of each pin, paint a green oval for the shading behind the eyes. Let the paint dry. For eyes, glue two black buttons side by side over the green painted area. Let dry.

4. To make dots on the bowling ball, dip the eraser of a pencil into orange paint and dot onto the surface. Let dry.


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