16 Easy Summer Party Ideas

Gather inspiration for a casual outdoor gathering from one of our easy summer party ideas. From dinner on the deck to a festive taco buffet, your options are endless for a no-fuss summer party.

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11 Fun Ideas for Decorating a Cake with Candy

Make a birthday cake or other special day cake oh-so-adorable with candies! Cookbook author and stylist Libbie Summers shares 11 super-simple ways that cinnamon candies, jellybeans, maltballs, and other sweet favorites can make you look like a professional cake decorator in minutes.

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Coconut Cream Island Punch, The Cutest 5-Ingredient Cocktail Ever!

Make our DIY party cocktail -- that includes just a few tasty ingredients -- for an adults-only drink everyone can agree on. Cut-up star fruit provides a gorgeous base inside your drink pitcher.

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Sugar-Coated Ice Cream Social

I scream, you scream … You know the drill. Host a sugar-coated ice cream social the kiddos will love -- with cereal necklaces, paper crowns, candy truffles, and a whimsical ice cream truck. Go on and get celebrating!

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Pitcher Cocktail Recipes

Where there's a pitcher, there's a party. Whether you're brunching, dinner partying, or hosting a (very) happy hour, these fun pitcher cocktail recipes are sure to hit the spot. Find icy margaritas, fruity sangria cocktails, spiked punch, and more!

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Time to party! Look here for great ideas for entertaining -- indoors and out. Whether you're looking for party recipes, party decorating ideas, or great themes and recipes for birthdays and baby showers, this collection of ideas for entertaining guests will inspire you to throw a party this weekend. A birthday is one of the most popular occasions for a party. Check out our birthday ideas, including birthday party favors, cake recipes for boys and girls, game ideas, and fun birthday traditions. If you're giving or heading to a baby shower, check out our great ideas. A baby shower party is all about the new mom and dad -- pamper them with cute gifts and nibble on delicious light bites related to your party theme. Sometimes parties are best as casual get-togethers. Invite friends over for a weeknight grill-out, a low-key potluck, or a wine-and-cheese party. Each gathering ignites conversation and is sure to create memories of a fun-filled evening. If you're not hosting, peruse our potluck recipes and hostess gifts to show your thanks for the party invitation.

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