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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Turn Ordinary Containers into Halloween Decorations

Vases and birdcages transform into Halloween decor with a little spray paint and a lot of innovation.

What You'll Need:

  • Assorted plastic and glass items (such as vases, water pitchers, lidded candy dishes, candlesticks, plates, cauldrons, plant holders, and decorative birdcages)
  • Matte black spray paint
  • 5-minute epoxy (optional)

How to Make It:

Note: Do not spray-paint any surfaces that will come in direct contact with your party food.

Spray-paint all items black, omitting areas such as the interiors of serving cauldrons and the tops of serving plates. Use the vases, water pitchers, and lidded candy dishes for decorative urns. For serving pieces, glue candlesticks to the bottom of plates, and then glue a cauldron or a serving plate on top. Set a cauldron in a plant holder. Line the bottom of a birdcage and use it for a serving piece (see picture of buffet).

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