16 Easy Summer Party Ideas

Gather inspiration for a casual outdoor gathering from one of our easy summer party ideas. From dinner on the deck to a festive taco buffet, your options are endless for a no-fuss summer party.

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11 Fun Ideas for Decorating a Cake with Candy

Make a birthday cake or other special day cake oh-so-adorable with candies! Cookbook author and stylist Libbie Summers shares 11 super-simple ways that cinnamon candies, jellybeans, maltballs, and other sweet favorites can make you look like a professional cake decorator in minutes.

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Coconut Cream Island Punch, The Cutest 5-Ingredient Cocktail Ever!

Make our DIY party cocktail -- that includes just a few tasty ingredients -- for an adults-only drink everyone can agree on. Cut-up star fruit provides a gorgeous base inside your drink pitcher.

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Sugar-Coated Ice Cream Social

I scream, you scream … You know the drill. Host a sugar-coated ice cream social the kiddos will love -- with cereal necklaces, paper crowns, candy truffles, and a whimsical ice cream truck. Go on and get celebrating!

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Pitcher Cocktail Recipes

Where there's a pitcher, there's a party. Whether you're brunching, dinner partying, or hosting a (very) happy hour, these fun pitcher cocktail recipes are sure to hit the spot. Find icy margaritas, fruity sangria cocktails, spiked punch, and more!

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Birthday Party Themes

Throw a fabulous birthday with our fun ideas for party themes. From kids' parties, such as luaus and sleepovers, to sophisticated adult party ideas, we have the coolest birthday party themes around. We give you suggestions for invitations, decorations, food, activities, and more with each theme idea, so you won't be stressed while putting together the perfect party. Entertain little ones with an awesome ocean party, complete with blue and green streamers, delicious party food, and edible art. For warm-weather birthdays, have a birthday campout in your backyard and serve up hot dogs, s'mores, ants on a log, and trail mix to stick with the theme. For older kids and adults, put together a one-of-a-kind tea party with our creative ideas for colorful place settings and other table decorations. Grown-ups will love our ice cream party, complete with sophisticated invites, stepped-up ice cream sundaes and a table full of toppings, and bubbly summer beverages. Finally, send your party guests home with simple and pleasing take-home party favors so your guests can remember your fantastic party for years to come.

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