Your guide to outdoor entertaining

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

Outdoor party menus

Get easy ideas for your next backyard bash that will wow your guests

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Graduation party

12 outdoor party themes

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

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seafood paella

8 great grilling parties

Grilled paella potluck, tandoori shrimp, juicy bacon burgers, fajitas, extra-special grilled chicken, and more

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Old Glory Cherry-Blueberry Pie

Mix and match July 4 party menu

Treat the gang to easy cocktails, perfect grilled dishes, our best sides, and star-spangled dessert

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Fiesta playlist

Mexican finger-food fiesta

Throw the ultimate Mexican party––no knife or fork needed

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Sunset Margarita

20 tasty Cinco de Mayo drinks

Kick off your party with a frosty mojito, margarita, sangria, or juicy aqua fresca

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Char siu–glazed pork and pineapple buns

Easy Hawaiian luau party

Mix up some pineapple drops and dig into our finger-food version (no whole pig necessary)

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Wow ’em cocktails

43 refreshing summer drinks

Quick and easy martinis, margaritas, smoothies, and more beverages to cool you off on a hot day

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Bloody Scary

Tasty garden cocktails

Happy hour recipes from an Oakland front yard

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