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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Pink Paper Wedding Crafts

These pretty crafts build on a wedding theme of pink, using scrapbook paper and ribbon to create beautiful, and inexpensive, wedding favors and decorations.

Pinwheel Bouquet

Because you want to thank those who come to wish you well on your wedding day, it's thoughtful to give each of your guests a small token of your appreciation. Friends and family will treasure these simple gifts, and there's a bonus: These pretty party favors can double as part of your reception decor.

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Paper Lanterns

Paper lanterns are fashioned from scrapbook papers. As part of your reception decor, group them close together over a glow of tiny white Christmas lights.

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Country Confetti Cones

Fill confetti cones with rice, confetti, or bird seed to help your guests send you off in style.

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Candy Holder

Purchased papier-mache balls are painted and filled with candy message hearts.

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Keepsake Heart

This paper heart project includes a remembrance quote and is finished with a tassel and ribbon for hanging.

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Paper Fans

Folded paper fans are a useful gift for an outdoor summer wedding and reception. Hint: Hand them out before the ceremony so guests can use them to keep cool.

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Country Candy Container

Our candy container is made from wallpaper and decorated with a fan flower.

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