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

Sopranos party
Photo by Iain Bagwell; written by Stephanie Dean

Sopranos party

Think big, bold flavors, rich tomato accents, dirty martinis, and lots of red wine to finish it off.


Dirty Martinis

Your favorite red wine


Sicilian Bruschetta

Puttanesca Meatball Sliders (pictured)

Broccoli Rabe Fritto Misto


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