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 Carving

Dress up your home with creative Halloween pumpkin ideas using free pumpkin stencils, painted pumpkins, and unique pumpkin decorating tips. Our collection of free Halloween pumpkin carving stencils includes silly and scary pumpkin faces, classic Halloween icons (think Frankenstein, werewolves, and vampires), sophisticated fall motif patterns, and dozens more Halloween stencil ideas. One of our most popular collections is our dog-breed pumpkin stencils, featuring carving patterns for two dozen puppy faces. If you're still questioning what to carve, take our Halloween pumpkin carving quiz to find your perfect pattern. As an alternative, put the carving kit down in favor of painted Halloween pumpkins. These low-mess ideas help you transform your pumpkins from basic gourds into candy corn, bats and cats, caterpillars, and more. Easy painted silhouettes are always a favorite -- try painting a crow on your pumpkin to scare the trick-or-treaters. Need more instruction? Learn how to carve a pumpkin in minutes and see our no-carve Halloween pumpkin ideas made with around-the-house tools. Or visit our collection of creative Halloween pumpkins, which combines carving and decorating for Halloween pumpkin displays that will be the talk of the block. Learn how the pumpkin became an integral part of the history of Halloween.

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Easy No-Carve Halloween Pumpkins

Create these beautiful Halloween pumpkins without lifting a knife.

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