Time to party! Look here for great ideas for entertaining -- indoors and out. From party recipes to party decorating ideas to 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 -- from birthday party favors to cake recipes for boys and girls to 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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Quick and Easy Party Foods
Fill your table with these fabulous finger foods that your guests are sure to love.
23 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.
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.
Fall Party Food: Cute Serving Ideas
With our creative serving ideas for fall party food, your buffet table will stop guests in their tracks.
How-to: Organize Outdoor Party Food and Drinks
Hosting a big potluck or a small backyard party? Use these simple tips to help you organize an outdoor gathering.
Host a Summer Party on a Budget
Easy recipes, party favors, and color-scheme ideas can inspire you to stay within your party budget.
Cleaning Tips for a Party-Ready House: Easy 7-Day Plan
This seven-day plan will help you impress your guests with a sparkling home.
How to Make Easy Party Cocktails
Cheers to making the perfect party cocktail. Here are the basic tips and techniques for your next gathering.
Apple-Theme Fall Party
Celebrate the changing leaves and crisp days of fall with our easy-as-pie party theme: apples!
Host a Super Bowl Party
Celebrate this game-day tradition with ease. Use our free tool to have the right amount of food and drink on hand.
Host an Oscar Night Party with Red Carpet Appeal
Go glam with these Hollywoodworthy appetizers, cocktails, and games for Oscar night.
Creative Picasso Theme Party
Pay tribute to a classic artist. Fill your home with bright colors, artistic crafts, and tasty treats.
Outdoor Party Idea: An Alfresco Affair
A casual outdoor party is a great way to ring in the new season. Host a casual event right in your backyard.
Ice Cream Social Party Ideas
Ice cream socials aren't just for the local charity clubs. Step it up with fun sundaes and decoration ideas.
Throw a Mardi Gras Party
Bring the fun of New Orleans home to your Mardi Gras party. Use these party tips for an unforgettable night.
Our Best Birthday Cake Recipes
Have your birthday cake and eat every last bite of it, too! Here are our best cake recipes.
Birthday Party Activities
Your little one won't want the fun to stop when these kid-tested activities are part of the party!
Birthday Cupcakes for Girls
Celebrate your birthday girl with these cleverly decorated birthday cupcakes.
Birthday Cupcakes for Boys
Your little tyke is turning one year older. Make themed cupcakes and throw him an unforgettable party to celebrate!
Fun Birthday Party Favors for Kids
Send each guest home with a favor that is easy and fun to make.
Birthday Party Favors for Adults
Give your guests take-home favors that will help them relive the fun memories long after the party is over.
Fun Outdoor Games for Kids' Birthday Parties
Outside is the perfect place to play. Here are exciting birthday party games to play in the backyard or park.
Fun Kids' Birthday Party Theme Ideas
Pick a birthday party theme to help make planning the birthday celebration fun and easy.
Just Engaged...Where to Start Planning
Now that you've said "yes," we want to help you get started planning the best party of your life!
Weddings: Don't Forget the Details
The little things really do add up. Follow these tips for a noteworthy wedding.
Wedding Budget: 20 Smart Ways to Save
Set and stick to your wedding-day party budget. Here are some easy ways to get the most for your money.
Wedding Blooms on a Budget
Here are some easy ways to save on flowers -- a wedding-day essential.