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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Beautiful Bouquets for Fall Weddings

You'll adore by these pretty autumn-inspired bouquets.

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    • Vibrant Shades of Fall

      The vibrant colors of late summer and fall make this round bouquet a stand-out. It includes dark red dahlias, golden black-eyed Susans, yellow and orange calla lilies, purple trachelium, and orange roses. Green hydrangea blossoms act as a neutral buffer between the intense colors of the other flowers.

    • A Bold Bouquet

      For a boldly elegant bouquet to carry down the aisle, combine flame calla lilies, orange roses, and burnt orange hypericum berries.

    • Rich Pairing of Purples

      This sleek bouquet of dark burgundy calla lilies and deep red roses is nestled in a bed of green hydrangeas and accented with eye-catching clusters of hypericum berries.

    • Natural Bouquet

      Perfect for an outdoor fall wedding, this bouquet features an assortment of wildflowers, roses, lilies, wallflowers, and hypericum berries in pretty autumn colors.

    • Simplicity for the Bridesmaids

      Small bouquets of fire calla lilies are just right for bridesmaids. The bold orange bouquet is wrapped in brown ribbon to enhance the color scheme -- a perfect complement to their green dresses.

    • Autumnal Inspiration

      Generous blossoms of orange and yellow dahlias mingle with fresh green gladiolus for a cheerful bouquet. The grouping is balanced with the deeper tones in orange montbretia, cockscomb, clover, and copper echinacea. Top off this seasonal bouquet with a plaid ribbon in your color scheme.

    • A Monochromatic Look

      What could be more dramatic than this bouquet of deep burgundy calla lilies with red dahlias and Black Magic roses? The monochromatic assortment creates a high-style look..

    • Out-of-the-Ordinary

      Magenta dahlias and a few sprigs of wax flowers create a strikingly simple bouquet. These substantial flowers last about two weeks after cutting and easily stand up to tousling. Dahlias are available in shades of white, pink, red, yellow, orange, and purple.

    • Multi-shade Bouquet

      All shades of red -- from magenta to wine -- come together in this round bouquet. Chocolate cosmos, calla lilies, gloriosa lilies, dahlias, orchids, seeded eucalyptus, and ferns are arranged informally for a fresh-from-the-garden look.

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      Dress Up Your Bouquet

      A rhinestone butterfly flutters around this golden yellow and peach rose bouquet. Bouquet jewels, such as this butterfly, or subtler accents, such as petite pearls, are simple ways to dress up an arrangement.

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      Roses and Calla Lilies

      Velvety deep-red roses and luxurious near-black calla lilies lend this hand-tied bouquet an air of mysterious elegance. Sprigs of seeded eucalyptus provide rich textural interest.

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      Set the scene for a gorgeous wedding reception with our ideas for fresh, flower-filled centerpieces. The materials and flowers used in your centerpieces are great launching points for the rest of your wedding decorations.
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