Your guide to outdoor entertaining

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

12 outdoor party themes

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

Diner-style party
Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Elaine Johnson

Diner-style party

When you're thinking comfort food, but not the same-old same-old, here's how to wow your guests.


Brandy Shakes (pictured)

Citrus Kiss


Pine Nut-Salad Spears

Puttanesca Meatball Sliders

Sweet Potato Fries


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