Your guide to outdoor entertaining

Make your next outdoor party a breeze with inventive menus, fun decorating ideas, and easy tips

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Plan a Mad Men-inspired soiree, a faux pool party, and more with these inventive ideas for backyard bash menus

Graduation party
Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Stephanie Dean

Graduation party

Celebrate the big day with crowd-pleasers: mini steak tortas, classic guacamole, cheesy stuffed peppers and, of course, some big, bold drinks for toasting the grad.


The Party Starter

Sunset's Spring Punch


Gabriel's Guacamole

Chile and Lime Steak Tortas (pictured)

Mini Peppers Filled with Goat Cheese and Asparagus


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