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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Pearlized Easter Eggs

Easter gatherings are the perfect time to display these elegant eggs.

What You Need:

Display these eggs on a tray or in a simple basket.
  • Eggs, real or plaster
  • Tiny nail, bowl
  • Pearlized acrylic paints in yellow, pink, white, blue, green, and lavender
  • Disposable foam plate
  • Sponge and water
  • Glass bowl
  • White sand
  • Pearls and shells

Instructions:

1. Pierce tiny holes on opposite ends of an egg if using real eggs. Poke a hole in the egg yolk. Blow the inside of egg into a bowl. Discard or use the inside.

2. Choose color combinations for your eggs. These pearlized colors were used in combinations of three colors; yellow, white, and pink; yellow, white, and green; pink, white, and lavender; lavender, white, and blue; and blue, white, and green.

Step 3

3. Place the three colors of paint on a foam plate. Use small amounts, about the size of a quarter. Soak a sponge in water and squeeze out the excess. Begin sponging on one color on one end, rinse out sponge, and apply the other color.

Step 4

4. Add and sponge in white where you want colors to lighten. Sponge and blend colors together until the desired look is achieved.

5. Display the eggs in a glass bowl with white sand, shells, and pearls.

More Ideas:

  • Display the soft-toned eggs in a grouping placed in different styles of egg holders.
  • Use this same technique to give ordinary Christmas balls an artful touch.
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