One Dozen Patriotic Party ideas for Memorial Day


Memorial Day is next week! Do you need some ideas to get ready for your Memorial Day celebration? Here are one dozen decor, craft and food ideas you can use for Memorial Day or Fourth of July. You’ll be decked out in red, white and blue in no time.

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Artist Made Ornaments and More from Artful Home


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Holiday Homes From our Friends at Frontgate


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Elf Donuts from Cheerios

Paint the Cheerios with some honey, than drop in a brown paper bag with powdered sugar. For chocolate donuts simply place one mini chocolate chip upside down in the Cheerios and warm in the microwave for 2 seconds. Then sprinkle on the small decorations.


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Holiday Party Prep – Seating

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Labor Day Cookout Food!

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Martha Stewart’s Best Christmas Cookies


Every year in the beginning of December, we engage in the time-honored tradition of cookie baking. Fill your house with the comforting scent of baked goods and wow your friends and family with these exceptional Christmas cookie recipes from Martha Stewart.

For more masterful recipes from the house and home expert, check out our best recipes from Martha Stewart.

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Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies

The nutty flavor hazelnuts lend to these cookies compliments everything from apricot to chocolate filling. Experiment to find your favorite flavor combination.

Recipe: Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies

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Mini Peppermint-Meringue Cups With Ganache

To give these cups their festive design, paint lines of red gel-paste food coloring up the inside of an empty pastry bag before adding the meringue.

Recipe: Mini Peppermint-Meringue Cups With Ganache

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gingerbread-trees-lemon-icingGingerbread Trees with Lemon Icing

Drizzles of lemony icing and sprinklings of sanding sugar give these simple gingerbread triangles their Christmas tree appearance and holiday flair.

Recipe: Gingerbread Trees with Lemon Icing

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buttered-rum-meltawaysButtered Rum Meltaways

Rich and buttery, these cookies are a luscious and indulgent treat for the holiday season. Give them away as gifts packed into pretty tins (or keep them for yourself — we won’t tell).

Recipe: Buttered Rum Meltaways

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Candy-Stripe Cookie Sticks

These festive cookie sticks are a holiday favorite. Enjoy them all year round by tinting the stripes another color besides red.

Recipe: Candy-Stripe Cookie Sticks

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After rolling the balls of dough in cinnamon sugar, give them ample room on cookie sheets; these classic cookies spread a lot as they bake.

Recipe: Snickerdoodles

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