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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Glassware

Select the right stemware for your beverages.

The right glassware not only makes a table pretty and proper but also makes the drink taste better.

Brandy snifter: This short-stemmed, small-mouthed, oversize glass is designed to be cupped in the hand so the brandy is warmed.

White wine glass: This tulip-shape glass is designed for white wines, which don't need as much oxygen to bring out their flavor as reds do.

Red wine glass: The rounded bowl helps direct the wine's bouquet to the nose.

Highball glass: Tall, straight-sided, and clear, this glass is perfect for a Tom Collins, gin and tonic, or a Long Island iced tea.

Double old-fashioned (also rocks or lowball) glass: This squatty glass works well for on-the-rocks and straight-shot drinks.

Martini glass: Sophisticated and small, its distinctive V-shape is perfect for classic cold cocktails, such as martinis and Manhattans, that must be finished quickly to keep from warming.

Flute: The tall, slim shape and narrow rim help preserve the bubbles in champagne.

Pilsner: Originally designed for lager, this glass suits any kind of beer -- especially today's popular micro-brews.

Frozen or iced beverage glass: Useful for water, iced tea, or tropical concoctions, such as daiquiris.

Single old-fashioned glass: Smaller than the double old-fashioned, it allows a drink to be finished quickly, before the ice can melt.

Balloon wine glass: The largest of all wine glasses, it allows aged red wine to breathe more effectively.

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