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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Dressed-Up Pumpkins

Create one-of-a-kind no-carve pumpkin people with a variety of items from around the house.

What You Need:

Create a face without the hassle of using a knife.
  • Pumpkin
  • Artificial eyelashes
  • Straw hat
  • Ribbon
  • Silk flowers
  • Red raffia
  • Acrylic paints in red and pink
  • Paintbrush
  • Thick white crafts glue

Instructions:

1. Wash the pumpkin. Let it dry. Trim the stem short if necessary.

2. Remove backing from artificial eyelashes. Apply to pumpkin, slightly above the center. Use acrylic paints to add a nose, cheeks, and a mouth. Let the paint dry. Glue raffia to the inside of the hat to resemble hair. Glue a ribbon around the hat. Add silk flowers. Set the hat on top of the pumpkin.

What You Need:

Say 'howdy' to your Halloween guests with this western-style pumpkin.
  • Pumpkin
  • Orange foam ball
  • Scissors
  • Thick white crafts glue
  • Cowboy hat
  • 2 bandanas
  • Acrylic paints in black, white, and yellow
  • Paintbrush
  • Toy sheriff's badge

Instructions:

1. Wash the pumpkin. Let it dry. Trim the stem short if necessary.

2. Cut a foam ball in half. Glue the flat side of one half to the center of the pumpkin. Paint eyes and a mouth. Let the paint dry. Add a white highlight to the nose and eyes. Tie a bandana around the cowboy hat. Place on the top of the pumpkin. Tie the remaining bandana around the bottom of the pumpkin. Secure with a sheriff's badge.

What You Need:

Dress up the pumpkin patch with items from your refrigerator.
  • Pumpkin
  • Quilting pins
  • Lettuce
  • Sweet red peppers
  • Black olives
  • Yellow peppers
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Thread
  • Needle

Instructions:

1. Wash the pumpkin. Let it dry. Trim the stem short if necessary.

2. Pin lettuce on top of the pumpkin for hair. Add olive eyes, a yellow pepper nose, and sweet red pepper ears and mouth. Add yellow pepper earrings. Glue in place using hot glue. For a necklace, string olives on thread.

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