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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Hanukkah Party Favor

Your holiday guests will long remember these little handmade packages.

This handmade party favor includes a small personalized paper bag that's perfect for gelt or other small treats, plus a decorated dreidel. Use our downloadable pattern to make crafting the bag a snap.

Materials

  • Patterns for paper bag, dreidel, and star name tag (see download link below)
  • Card stock, blue and silver (for dreidel)
  • Black paper
  • Glue
  • Hole punch
  • Silver-colored pencil
  • Silver paper
  • Card stock, light blue and dark blue (for star name tag)
  • Eyelet and eyelet setting kit (available at craft shops)
  • Colored ribbon

Download Party Favor patterns

Instructions

Download, print, and cut out the patterns (see link).

To make the dreidel, cut two 3-inch squares from the blue and silver card stock and glue the wrong sides together. Cut two 1-1/2-inch squares of blue card stock and glue them to the silver square in opposite corners. Using the patterns, cut symbols from the black paper, then glue in place. Punch a hole in the center of the dreidel and insert a small silver pencil.

To make the personalized silver bag, use the bag pattern to cut the bag from silver paper; fold along the score lines; glue tab. Use the star pattern to cut a star from light blue card stock and slightly larger star in dark blue. Glue together, leaving a thin dark blue border on all sides. Set an eyelet in the top of the star the thread colorful ribbon through the hole for hanging.

Sources: Bag pattern by Accu-Cut.

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