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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Bridal Party

Get advice for planning every aspect of the bridal party, from selecting the perfect bridesmaid dresses to crafting a cute ring bearer pillow. Find out which bridesmaids' dresses made our list of favorites, and get tips for planning an unforgettable bridal shower. Using our easy tips and tricks, learn how to be a great bridesmaid, from helping with the planning to providing emotional support. Although wedding planning can be stressful, a bride shouldn't forget to thank the friends or family she has carefully chosen for her attendants. Show appreciation for the wedding party with a free wedding E-card. To treat bridesmaids to a special treat for their involvement in the wedding, check out our creative bridesmaids' gift ideas. Cut down on wedding costs and personalize your wedding party with handmade flower girl accessories, such as a pretty crown of flowers or a special satin flower girl purse. You also can make the ring bearer's main accessory yourself -- we have a list of seven easy-to-make ring bearer pillows.

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