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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Mother's Day Poems

For the mom who always offers the perfect words of wisdom, offer some words of your own. Fill your Mother's Day card with a sweet poem or quote. Write your own, or find inspiration from one of these Mother's Day poems.

Mother's Day Poem Inspiration

Best friends forever -- Mom and me.
Picking flowers and climbing trees.
A shoulder to cry on, secrets to share,
Warm hearts and hands that really care.
-- Author Unknown

Your arms were always open when I needed a hug.
Your heart understood when I needed a friend.
Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson.
Your strength and love guided me and gave me wings to soar.|
-- Sarah Malin

To my mother, who is the best,
Who built our home, our cozy nest.
On Mother's Day, I want you to know,
My love for you will always grow.
-- Abby Wolner

Mom, you're amazing
You're one-of-a-kind.
You cheer me up,
And you can read my mind.
Sometimes you read it far too well,
You know when I don't have a clue,
But I guess that's why you're the mom,
And why I need you as much as I do.
-- Abby Wolner

Mom, you've given me two things.
One is roots, the other wings.
-- Author Unknown

When you look at me it's clear to see,
My mother is a true beauty.
-- Abby Wolner

My mom and I are peas in a pod,
She knows me best of all,
She sets me straight when I'm feeling odd,
And comforts me when I fall.
She calms my every fear,
And always knows what to say.
So now it's time to shout and cheer:
Happy Mother's Day!
-- Abby Wolner

Mother's Day Quote Ideas

Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.
-- Author Unknown

A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
-- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
-- Mark Twain

Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.
-- Erich Fromm

Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers, and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world.

-- Kate Douglas Wiggin

There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.
-- Jill Churchill

Want to tell Mom how much you love her? Put one of these Mother's Day poems in a handmade card or with a gift!

Easy-to-Make Mother's Day Cards

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