Your guide to outdoor entertaining

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

  • 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

Upgrade your yard for entertaining

7 ways to upgrade your yard for entertaining

Having people over this weekend? Spruce up your space fast with these easy ideas

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20 tips for your best outdoor party

In the West, we can hike in January, picnic in March, and even celebrate Thanksgiving––at least partly––outdoors. Here are our ideas for year-round entertaining outside

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Perfect backyard vacation

How to make your yard a fun, comfy hangout all day (and into the night)!

Make an outdoor entertaining kit

Your outdoor party kit

Put everything you need in a plastic container, and you're always ready to take the party outside

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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Tasty garden cocktails

Happy hour recipes from an Oakland front yard

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