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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Birthday Party Games

Fill the day with fun for all of your birthday party guests with our easy birthday party games and activities. Start planning the birthday bash with our tips on how to keep birthday parties simple and fun. Choose a theme, figure out your birthday party timeline, set a location, and you're ready to go! We've kid-tested a bunch of super-fun birthday party activities, from fingerprinting crafts projects to easy decorations, such as flowerpots and rugs, that kids can take home with them after the party. Our activity ideas are easy to prepare, and the kids will have a blast at the birthday. For warm-weather birthdays, get outdoors and play some birthday party games! Our fun outdoor games for kids will give the party guests a cool way to spend their energy on a nice day -- and make party cleanup easier for you. Try a silly sack race, an easy obstacle course, a pool prize search, or a game of checkers on an oversized outdoor checkerboard.

Fun Outdoor Games for Kids Birthday Parties

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Summer-Perfect Craft: Party Pinwheels

Delight adults and kids alike with these easy and nostalgic paper pinwheels.

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