Entertaining

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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Garden Party Ideas

Celebrate the best of spring's bounty with our fresh recipes, unique centerpiece ideas, and more simple tips.

Flower-Arranging Party

Gather your friends for this hands-on party that showcases the beauty of fresh flowers.

Throw an Elegant Outdoor Party

Host an upscale party with ease thanks to our simple recipes, DIY invitations, and crafts.


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Graduation Party Tips, Tricks, and Recipes

Throwing a graduation party? Start here with our best theme ideas, crafting tips, and crowd-pleasing recipes.


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Birthday Party Theme Ideas

From disco to dog-lovers, we have our best birthday ideas.

Fun Outdoor Party Games

Take the party outside with these energetic outdoor game ideas.

Organize Party Food and Drinks

Be the hostess with the mostess with these simple tips.

Throw an Ice Cream Social Party

Get the scoop on throwing a grown-up ice cream social.

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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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