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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Dad's Tags

Get your message across with a fun, personalized license plate for Dad.

What You Need:

Dad can reuse the holder for his real license plate.
  • License plate frame
  • Cardboard
  • Construction paper
  • Felt
  • Letter and number stencils
  • Marker
  • Crafts glue
  • Yarn

1. Cut a piece of cardboard that fits snugly in the license plate frame. Cut a piece of colored construction paper the same size as the cardboard. Glue the paper to the cardboard, and place it in the frame.

2. Trace and cut the letters that spell DAD and UR GR8 from felt. Glue letters to paper in frame, as shown in photo. Write "Happy Father's Day" across the bottom.

3. Use the tip of a scissors to punch holes through top two holes in the license plate frame. Push end of a piece of heavy yarn through each hole. Tie the yarn in a knot on the back side. Write your name, date, and Father's Day message on the back of the cardboard.

Option: Frame a special piece of artwork in a themed license plate holder, displaying one of your dad's interests.


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