Time to party! Look here for great ideas for entertaining -- indoors and out. Whether it's 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.


Labor Day Party 101
Fun Games for Kids

Keep the kiddos happy all party long with 14 fun-filled games.

Party Supplies

Keep party costs down with these on-hand party essentials.

Party Prep Basics

Use these simple party planning tips to host like a pro.

Back-to-School Party Ideas
Art Party Ideas

Party colorfully with paint, snacks, and cool drinks.

Book Club Party

Change up book club by sharing favorite cookbook recipes.

Ice Cream Social

Play it cool with stepped-up ice cream sundaes and sips.

Pretty Potluck Desserts
24 Potluck-Perfect Treats to Try

From brownies to bars, we have the desserts you've been dreaming of!

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Gorgeous Labor Day Desserts

Try our patriotic-theme desserts in red, white, and blue.

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Party Recipes
  • Quick and Easy Party Foods

    Fill your table with these fabulous finger foods that your guests are sure to love.

  • Easy Party Dips

    It's not a party without a good dip! Here are our best party dip recipes.

  • Our Best Game-Day Snack Recipes

    Your house will be the hot spot to watch the big game when you serve these delicious starters, snacks, and dips.

  • Easy Slow Cooker Appetizers

    Want to throw a party without the worry of getting stuck in the kitchen? Try one of these slow cooker recipes.

  • Party-Ready Finger Food Ideas

    These bite-size snacks and sweets are easy to make and easy to eat. Your guests will be begging for the recipes.

  • Potluck-Perfect Desserts

    Find the perfect potluck dessert recipe in this collection of fresh ideas for brownies, bars, and more.

  • Healthy Potluck Recipes

    Looking to bring something a little healthier to the table? These taste-tested recipes are sure to be a hit.

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