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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Pumpkin Decorating

If pumpkin carving isn't for you, don't worry -- our Halloween pumpkin decorating ideas and projects yield eye-popping pumpkin displays without the goopy mess. Our easy no-carve pumpkins include ideas for decorating pumpkins with ribbon, stickers, faux flowers, paint, and more. If you like the idea of painting pumpkins for Halloween, check out our quick and easy painted pumpkin ideas -- we show you how to turn pumpkins into larger-than-life caterpillars, candy corn, and cats. You can use an apple corer to create pretty pumpkin designs in a pinch, or add lace and metal to make a folk art pumpkin. Our fresh pumpkin decorating ideas will give you creative new ways to display Halloween pumpkins on your front porch. Adorn your pumpkins with buttons, rhinestones, dried fruit, and more for a unique twist on your pumpkin decorating. You can even use things from your junk drawer to create no-carve Halloween pumpkins; just gather old gears, springs, nuts, bolts, and anything else that catches your eye -- in no time at all, you'll have a family of junk pumpkins with funny faces. Learn how pumpkin first appeared in the history of Halloween.

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Get this lacy pumpkin look by using a doily as a stencil.

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Quick and Easy Painted Pumpkins

This Halloween, create artistic pumpkins with paint, fun embellishments, and...

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How to Carve a Pumpkin

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Make a Pumpkin Tower

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Homemade Halloween Decorations

Skip the holiday superstores: Homemade Halloween decorations are always more...

How to Carve Initials Into a Pumpkin

Want a Halloween pumpkin that's a bit more sophisticated? We'll show you the...

Creative Halloween Pumpkin Idea

Instead of carving a face into your pumpkin, use a few creative methods to tur...

Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Kids

From toddlers to teens, your children will love making these fun pumpkin...

Super-Fast Pumpkins with No-Carve Designs

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Easy No-Carve Halloween Pumpkins

Create these beautiful Halloween pumpkins without lifting a knife.

Funny Pumpkin Carving Ideas

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Nocturnal Creatures Centerpiece

Add creepy creatures to your Halloween table with this easy project.

Use Junk to Create Unique Halloween Pumpkins

Search through the junk drawer and the garage to find odds and ends perfect fo...

Gauzy Glow Pumpkin for Halloween

Mummify a Halloween pumpkin with strips of cheesecloth and glow-in-the-dark...

Spellbound Pumpkin

Decorate a spooktacular pumpkin with words made from alphabet macaroni.

White Pumpkin Centerpiece

A stark white color scheme gives this easy centerpiece an aura of understated...

How to Carve a Pumpkin with an Apple Corer

This couldn't-be-easier pumpkin-carving method involves a cheap tool and very...

Carved Pumpkin Lantern: A Dramatic Way to Carve a Pumpkin!

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No-Mess Mini Pumpkins

The kids will love this clever craft featuring miniature pumpkins. You'll love...

Dressed-Up Pumpkins

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