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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Make Spooky Spiders for Halloween

These foam-ball spiders are so simple to make, you'll have them crawling all over your Halloween fright fest.

What You'll Need

  • Plastic foam balls (we used Styrofoam balls): 6-inch (large body); 3-inch (large head), 1-inch (large feet)
  • Eight 15mm black chenille stems
  • Orange chenille stems
  • Toothpicks
  • Styrofoam glue
  • Green acrylic crafts paint
  • Wiggly eyes

How to Make It

  1. Our instructions are for a large spider. Make spiders in other sizes to hang around the room or to sit on the table.
  2. To fit the head to the body, cut off about 1/4 of the 3-inch foam ball, and then trace around the cut area onto the 6-inch ball for positioning. Cut off the area on the "body" ball to create a flat surface. With toothpicks and foam glue, adhere the head to the body.
  3. Paint the head, body, and feet with acrylic crafts paint. Let the paint dry thoroughly.
  4. For the legs, bend black chenille stems to shape. Poke one end of each into a painted 1-inch ball and push the opposite end into the spider body. For added strength, dip the end of the chenille stems into foam glue before pushing them into the foam ball.
  5. Glue the wiggly eyes in place. For the mouth, cut and curve a small piece of orange chenille stem. Bend back 3/8 inch at each end of the smile and push the ends into the head, securing with a dot of foam glue.
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