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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Wedding Recipes

From bridal showers to wedding receptions, create a spectacular event with these delicious wedding menu ideas. Our make-ahead recipes make organizing the wedding shower menu a cinch. Snack on tiny cheesecake tarts and almond shortbread bites at the bridal shower you and your friends will talk about for years. Find out how to pair wine and cheese, and get fun ideas for champagne mix-ins. Be prepared for accidental spills with these quick-fix party cleaning tips. Check out our elegant wedding buffet ideas, complete with a savory smoked salmon platter and tomato mozzarella skewers. Or opt instead for a vibrant outdoor wedding meal, featuring pork tenderloins with fruit chutney and fresh salad. Planning an at-home wedding reception? Try our no-fuss, simple wedding reception food ideas. Guests will adore yummy petite quiches and darling wedding cake nests. After the wedding ceremony, don't forget to treat your newlywed tastebuds to a scrumptious wedding cake that tastes as good as it looks.

Easy Party Dessert Ideas

These easy party dessert ideas pack outstanding taste in bite-size desserts....

How to Pair Wine & Cheese

Be confident in pairing cheese with wine for a dinner party, wine tasting, or...

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Make a birthday cake or other special day cake oh-so-adorable with candies!...

Easy 3-Ingredient Party Appetizers

These so-easy appetizers only call for three ingredients. We've come up with...

How to Clean Wine Glasses

Whether you drink wine from fine crystal or everyday glassware, a little...

How to Decorate a Cake: Pastry Bag Techniques

Create a beautiful birthday cake or a cake for a special celebration. Our Test...

Wedding Shower Menu

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Cake Decorating: Easy Frosting Designs

Use household utensils -- a spoon and a fork -- to create easy frosting design...

How to Decorate a Cake with Chopped Nuts

Embellish your decorated cake with a layer of chopped nuts on the sides of you...

At-Home Wedding Reception Menu

Make your at-home wedding buffet of simple, flavorful, and easy to prepare food.

Sentimental Reason Wedding Reception Menu

An elegantly casual buffet with easy-to-prepare food is perfect for a daytime...

Tips for Cleaning Emergency Party Spills

Accidents happen, but our quick-fix cleaning tips for emergency spills will...

Cake Decorating Two Ways: Pick Candy or Fruit!

Colorful candies and tart lemons take a basic cake from blah to brava. See eac...

Cake Decorating: How to Pipe Frosting

When it comes to cake decorating, one of the best tools for piping is already...

Fun Ideas for Champagne Mix-Ins

Toast a special occasion with our festive mix-ins for champagne. Each one...

Natural Beauty Wedding Reception Menu

A stunning outdoor property sets the tone for this vibrant, sophisticated, and...

How to Buy Cheap, Quality Wine for a Party

There's no need to break the bank when buying wine for a larger crowd -- use...

Hawaiian Lemonade for Kids

Here is a quick and easy lemonade punch recipe for a kid's summer party.

Garden Tea Punch

Try different mint flavors, such as spearmint, apple, orange, and peppermint,...

Lemon-Lavender Cookies

Flecks of pale purple lavender petals give these fragrant cookies a unique...

Strawberry Daiquiri Punch

Just four ingredients and ice cubes make a delicious summer punch. Make a...

Ginger Carrot Cake

The light and fluffy frosting for this luscious layer cake recipe is a mixture...

Rum Punch

To make this drink well ahead of serving, combine the ingredients and freeze...

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