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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4th of July/Memorial Day Traditions

Show your pride in your American heritage with 4th of July displays and songs. Do you know how to display the flag, which days to fly the flag, and the history of Old Glory? We trace the roots of this important American icon. There are many other traditional 4th of July icons, such as military medals, the National Anthem, the Statue of Liberty, and the Declaration of Independence. Learn about each of them in our guides. If a song is what you're looking for to celebrate the 4th of July, look no further than our patriotic songbook. We share the lyrics to such classics as "America the Beautiful," "My Country, 'Tis of Thee," "The Star-Spangled Banner," and "You're a Grand Old Flag." Maybe decorating is your 4th of July tradition. We've collected great ideas for red-white-and-blue home decor, plus patriotic centerpieces, outdoor displays, simple picnic ideas, and more. And since the 4th of July offers a great opportunity for a summertime celebration with family and friends, check out our 4th of July recipes, including potluck ideas, theme desserts, picnic foods, and grilled chicken and burgers.

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