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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Fabric Napkin Wraps for Thanksgiving

Make your Thanksgiving buffet line move smoothly by crafting grab-and-go napkin wraps that hold flatware in place.

What You'll Need

  • Linen
  • Fabric glue or iron-on fusible webbing
  • Grommet kit (available at crafts stores)
  • Sets of silverware (optional)
  • Cloth napkins
  • Ribbon

How to Make It

  1. Cut 4x6-inch strips of linen; finish edges by turning under 1/2 inch and gluing hem in place or using iron-on fusible webbing.
  2. Turn two corners at one end under to form a point and finish the same as the edges.
  3. Attach a grommet to the pointed end using the grommet kit.
  4. Roll a set of silverware into a cloth napkin, or roll the napkin by itself.
  5. Wrap the linen strip around the center of the napkin roll, pointed end on top; run a length of ribbon around the strip and up through the underside of the grommet; tie a bow to secure.
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