Visual Party Menus

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Visual party menus ahead! When it comes to throwing a party, we're just here for the food. Get photos of our favorite styled party menus, plus recipes, party tips, and serving ideas. No matter the occasion, we've got party-ready food spreads!

Ladies who Lunch

Gather the girls for a fresh lunch al fresco complete with a signature cocktail and lots of rose. This effortless menu has plenty of make-ahead dishes so you can enjoy the party!

Invite List: 6
Guest Type: Your best girlfriends

Store-Bought Spread

Not into cooking? Not a problem. Putting together a fabulous spread is as simple as knowing what to buy. We like to stick to three fantastic plates -- a meat tray, a cheese plate, and marinated fresh veggies.

Invite List: 4-6
Guest Type: Everyone

Fabulous Winter Fiesta

Don't wait until summer to throw a fabulous fiesta! Here we've got all our favorites, like pork roast, fiesta rice, and chocolate tres leches cake. Whip up a big batch of margaritas and get the party started.

Invite List: 6
Guest Type: Anyone

Beautiful Brunch

An assemble-it-yourself crepe bar is our favorite brunch spread. We like to mix and match savory and sweet fillings. Our favorites include jams, fresh fruit, ham, steamed asparagus, and nuts.

Invite List: 4-6
Guest Type: Morning mavens

Game Day Spread

Gather the guys! This game-day spread is full of classic favorites like onion dip and pimento cheese. Serve everything family-style and put the game on!

Invite List: 8-10 
Guest Type: Sports fans

Summer Snacks

It's summer: Keep gatherings cool and kid-friendly. Crisp veggie cones and cheese straws are perfect afternoon snacks. For the adults, serve up a spiked mango lemonade.

Invite List: 8 
Guest Type: Friends with kids

Modern Cookie Exchange

Ready to try something new? Host a cookie exchange party with one catch -- every recipe must be new! Mixing up the menu is a great way to sample a variety of new cookies and find your next favorite!

Invite List: 10
Guest Type: Adventurous taste-testers

Evening Appetizers

Skip the big fancy dinner and serve a spread of small bites. A variety of dishes ensures there's something for everyone. We love this spread because it has the perfect balance of appetizers, including a vegetarian option and dessert.

Invite List: 4-6
Guest Type: Your best girlfriends

Ice Cream Sundae Bar

Make the party all about dessert. A trio of homemade sauces makes homemade vanilla ice cream even sweeter. Whip up a batch of classic ice cream pies for the kids -- they're perfect for grab-and-go eating.

Invite List: 6-8
Guest Type: Friends with kids

Street Food Tailgate

Hut, hut, hike! Switch up your game-day spread with street-food-style munchies for the win. This Mexican-inspired menu is perfect for tailgating -- it's an easy combination of make-ahead dishes and grilled recipes.

Invite List: 4-6
Guest Type: Football fans

Garden Party

Garden-fresh veggies galore! Summer's the season for sharing and preserving -- this party helps make the most of overflowing gardens. Gather friends and set up assembly workstations! Keep things festive with fresh lemonade, cheese, salami, and crackers.

Invite List: 6-8
Guest Type: Gardeners and veggie lovers

Pizza + Salad

This isn't your typical pizza party. Fresh-from-the-garden ingredients like summer peaches and basil top this grilled pie. Set the table with a big green salad, plenty of pizza, and fresh Parmesan cheese for topping.

Invite List: 8
Guest Type: Friends who love dining outside

Perfect Picnic

Skip the soggy sandwiches -- we've got a picnic menu that holds up from packing to perching. Simply stock up with these store-bought staples: baguette, goat cheese, pickled mushrooms, olives, proscuitto, and salami. Don't forget to pack the wine!

Invite List: 8
Guest Type: Friends who love dining outside

Summer BBQ

Finally: a summer bbq menu that doesn't involve hot dogs. A plum barbecue sauce takes basic ribs from expected to extraordinary. Whip up two big-batch salads and get ready to party.

Invite List: 6-8
Guest Type: Your best girlfriends

Endive Bar

This is a party all on one plate! A DIY endive bar is a fresh take on lettuce wraps. Pile it all on one tray and keep the platter passing. Download the party kit and get the watercolor sign.

Invite List: 4-6
Guest Type: Anyone

Southern Favorites

A platter of party-worthy comfort food is our favorite way to make guests feel right at home. Here, we piled up familiar Southern staples family-style and let everyone serve themselves.

Invite List: 6
Guest Type: Comfort food fans

Platter Party

Eating outdoors is our summer happy place. A big party platter makes for moveable feasting -- wherever you are! Summer must-haves like potato salad, grilled sliders, and guacamole are served up family-style.

Invite List: 8
Guest Type: Anyone

Shrimp Boil

Bring everyone to the table with a classic shrimp boil. Everything cooks in one pot, and there's something for everyone. Complete the look with simple sides like salads and bread.

Invite List: 8-10 
Guest Type: Seafood-lovers

Classic Cookie Exchange

Don't spend days in the kitchen baking all your holiday cookies. Throw a cookie-swap party instead! Here, we've stuck to a menu of classic holiday cookies. Simply invite friends to bring a big batch of their favorite classic holiday cookies. Then on party day, swap and share!

Invite List: 8-10 
Guest Type: Anyone who loves baking! 

Cinco de Mayo Party

Celebrate with bold brights and new twists on classic Mexican favorites. Here, we've piled up trays of enchiladas and burritos with all the fixins. Paper sombreros are a must-have for Instagram-ready pics!

Invite List: 8-10 
Guest Type: Anyone

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