How to Throw a Sweet Summer Soiree

Host your own casual outdoor party complete with croquet and tea sandwiches. Get three easy DIY projects and pretty recipes, everything you need to celebrate summer in style is right here.

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Dress Up a Dessert in 8 Seconds (or Less!)

Make any dessert recipe worthy of a party with these easy ideas to dress them up. Each dessert idea can be done within 8 seconds!

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Our Latest Party Recipes

It's time to take it outside. We're sharing recipes that are best served al fresco with friends. Salute summer, from drinks to dessert, with the latest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens.

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How to Throw a Vintage Backyard Luau

Say aloha to paradise. With island-inspired decor and pineapple-kissed dishes, your backyard luau will be looking like a vintage oasis in no time. Now crank the Jimmy Buffet and get chilling!

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Summer Party: How To Set Up An Outdoor Bar

The best outdoor parties include a self-serve drink station so no one gets stuck tending bar. Here are three tips for your next event.

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Make the birthday honoree feel special with a personalized handmade birthday card. Our ideas for creating your own unique birthday card include using photos, scrapbook paper, ribbon, and other easy embellishments to dress up a card. For more card ideas, check out our easy greeting cards -- choose a single idea, or mix and match several to create your own unique birthday card that the recipient will love! For Dad's birthday, take some birthday card inspiration from our Father's Day card ideas – we have cards for the sports fan and more! Play off Mom's interests -- inspired by our cards for mom -- and give her a special birthday card she'll save for years to come. All of our make-it-yourself cards are simple to create and require just a few easy-to-find materials. If crafting isn't for you, send the birthday person one of our birthday e-cards for a quick greeting sure to make the recipient smile!

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