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16 ideas for a no-fuss summer party

For your next backyard bash, impress your guests with these deceptively easy ideas for food, drink, and festiveness

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Better than cheese and crackers
Photo by Jeffery Cross

Better than cheese and crackers

Slice a baguette, brush slices with olive oil, and toast on the grill. Then set out a bowl of the toasts with any of the sweet or savory toppings here, and let guests build their own bruschetta.

Recipes for our favorite combos:

Olive and Pistachio Bruschetta (top)

Beets and Preserved Lemon Bruschetta (bottom right)

BLT Bruschetta (bottom left)



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