Holiday Planning & Ideas

From Valentine's Day cookies to Easter egg ideas to Christmas crafts and everything in between, this is your ultimate guide to hosting the holidays. Browse holiday crafts, gift ideas, and ideas for seasonal decorating by Martha Stewart.

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How to Grill Hot Dogs to Perfection for Your Fourth of July Feast
They're the star of the show on Independence Day, so you want to get them just right.
This Fourth of July, Try One of These Kid-Friendly Alternatives to Sparklers
Little ones of all ages can safely wave festive pinwheels, pom-poms, and bubble wands.
40 Fourth of July Recipes, from Marvelous Mains to Seasonal Sides
Get cooking on the Fourth of July with our best-loved recipes. From hot dogs to creamy potato salad to pulled pork sandwiches, we're sharing everything you need to make the holiday a memorable one.
Fourth of July Crafts for Kids and the Whole Family
Have fun with our best Fourth of July crafts for kids from ice-dyeing, patriotic clip-art, pinwheels, pom-poms, and flags. These are the best kids' craft projects for the Fourth of July that will keep children entertained all day—even summer—long.
30 Red, White, and Blue Desserts for a Patriotic Celebration
Bursting with beautiful summer berries, these cakes, cookies, pies, and popsicles make for a sweet ending to a patriotic cookout.
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Our Favorite Festive Drinks to Serve on the Fourth of July
Toast to Independence Day with one of these cool, refreshing drink recipes. We've got spritzes, beer cocktails, punches, fruity iced teas, and more.
Fourth of July Crafts and Decorations That Show Your Patriotic Spirit
Oh, say, can you see... a patriotic color scheme? If you're hosting Fourth of July festivities this year, brighten your home with American colors, stars, and stripes.

How to Make a Gift Bag Out of Wrapping Paper

Fold and score a pretty package by using our downloadable template.