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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Fallen Leaves Pumpkin

The colors of autumn are vividly enhanced by painting gathered leaves with bright metallic paints.

What You Need:

  • Dry leaves
  • Newspapers
  • Acrylic metallic paints in lime green, magenta, blue, and purple
  • Paintbrush
  • White pumpkin
  • Decoupage medium

Instructions:

1. Gather leaves in desired sizes and shapes. Make sure the leaves are dry but not brittle. Green leaves may curl and will not accept paint well.

2. Cover your work surface with newspapers. Paint the front sides of the leaves using metallic paints. Let the paint dry. Apply a second coat if needed. Let the paint dry. Turn the leaves over and paint the back, using the same color. Let the paint dry.

3. Paint the stem of the pumpkin using a desired color of metallic paint. Let the paint dry.

4. To attach the leaves to the top and sides of the pumpkin, coat the back of each leaf with decoupage medium. The leaves will not stay flat to the pumpkin, but will curl a bit. Press a leaf onto the pumpkin and paint over the front of the leaf with a coat of decoupage medium. Continue adding leaves in this manner until the desired look is achieved. Let it dry.

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