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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Quick Hanukkah Wraps

Give your holiday gifts a special shine with these easy adornments.

What You Need:

Good things come in nice packages.
  • Blue wrapping paper
  • White wrapping paper
  • White or sheer white wire-edge ribbon, at least 1-inch wide
  • Star-of-David confetti (available at paper- and party-goods stores)
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • Clear-drying glue
  • Blue plastic star
  • Clear cellophane bag
  • Silver glitter
  • Silver cording


1. Blue package, with decorative ribbon: Wrap package in blue paper. Wrap package with white wire-edge ribbon and tie into a fluffy bow: form first 2 loops as if you were tying a shoe, then make more loops before tying them all together. Attach Star-of-David confetti to the bow with dots of hot glue.

2. White package, with Star of David: To make the standing star, brush clear-drying glue on a blue plastic star and sprinkle it with silver glitter. Let glue dry. Glue the star to a bow made from white wire-edge ribbon. Wrap package in white paper. Crisscross silver cording around package. Hot-glue bow to top of package.

3. Clear cellophane bag: Drop a handful of the confetti stars into a clear cellophane bag with a pretty, seasonal gift -- such as menorah candles -- and tie the bag closed with silver cording.


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