Best dinner party menus

Ready...set...entertain! Plan a fun evening with these delectable menus by cuisine, occasion, and more

Outdoor dinner party ideas

Celebrate warm weather with these great ideas for an outdoor party, from unique themes to delectable grilled recipes and refreshing drinks

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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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Ludo Lefebvre

Beach BBQ menu

Hit the beach with friends and enjoy a picnic in the sand

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Ribfest

Throw a backyard ribfest

For your next outdoor party, think ribs 6 ways, zesty salads, and build-your-own ice cream floats

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Prep & cooking tips

4 creative ways to grill

Take a grilled dinner party menu to a whole new level using a few unexpected tools 

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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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Wow ’em cocktails

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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Chèvre and Mango Steak Bites

5 appetizer & drink party themes

Choose from easy menus for alfresco entertaining––make one drink and one appetizer, and just buy the rest

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Northwest Seafood Boil

Seafood boil on the beach

Crabs, clams, cod, corn—all in one pot. How to throw an old-fashioned seafood boil, West Coast–style

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