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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Owl Lunch Box for Nostalgic Kids' Halloween Party

Pack party food in these paperboard lunch boxes as a quick way to serve Halloween party guests. Once the party is over, guests can take them home.

What You'll Need

  • Round paperboard lunch box with hinged lid and handle (available at online scrapbooking retailers)
  • Assorted scrapbooking paper
  • Crafts glue
  • Decorative ribbon
  • Paper crafts punches or stencils

1. From scrapbooking paper, cut two strips wide enough and long enough to cover the sides of the box. Fit strips around the handle and glue to the box.

2. On the back of scrapbook paper, trace the top and bottom of the box; cut out. Glue bottom paper in place.

3. Cut two strips of paper to fit across the box lid; cut one 2 inches wide and one 1-1/2 inches wide. Layer and glue the paper strips together, then glue them to the paper that was cut for the box lid. Trim the paper strip ends to match the box lid curve.

4. From coordinating paper, cut two star shapes (or other shape), one larger than the other, and an initial for each party guest. Layer and glue them together, then glue them to the paper that was cut for the box lid. Glue finished paper to box lid. Glue decorative ribbon around the sides of the box lid.

5. To make the name tag, cut two ovals from coordinating paper; layer and glue them together (as shown in photo).

6. Cut two stars, one slightly larger than the other; layer and glue together, then glue along one edge of the name tag ovals.

7. Print name on light-color paper; cut out in an irregular rectangle shape. From coordinating paper, cut a second, larger irregular rectangle. Layer the rectangles and glue together; glue to ovals.

8. Punch a hole in top of tag and tie to lunch box handle with ribbon.

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