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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New Year's Glam and Glitter

A New Year's table is dressed to the nines for the magic hour of 12 o'clock. Elegant party hats and gold Moravian stars take center stage on a table sprinkled with shiny star-shape confetti. For an ethereal look, place an optional layer of white tulle over the tablecloth (it also keeps the confetti from shifting).

For the place cards, silver mesh is gathered into a bag that holds more confetti. A ribbon ties the bag closed and has both the night's greeting and the guest's name attached. For a final touch of elegance, each place setting is surrounded by a narrow white feather boa. Tuck the boas under the rim of the dinner plate so the fluffy stuff won't get in the way of dining and toasting.

Purchase plain inexpensive cone-shape party hats. Disassemble the hats so they lie flat. Spray the right side of the hats and the wrong side of decorative papers with spray adhesive, then press them together. Trim the paper to fit the hat. Reassemble the hats and secure them on the inside with tape. Using the hats shown for inspiration, hot-glue trims such as tulle, pleated ribbon, upholstery fringe, wire-edged ribbon, chenille stems, tassels, and millinery trims to the hats.

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