Menus & Ideas

Are you ready to party? With these impressive party menus and recipe ideas, you soon will be. From game-day goodies to fondue and cocktails, we've got helpful ideas to make parties simple, inexpensive, and fun. For the football months of fall, check out our tailgating recipes complete with make-ahead steps and instructions to tote your dishes on game day. If you're hosting guests at home to watch the game, dig in to our game-day snacks. With recipes for nachos, meatballs, dips, salsas, and more, there's something for everyone. For a classier cocktail party, use our helpful tips for appetizers, cocktails, fondue, and desserts. With useful timelines, flavor-pairing ideas, and even wine-tasting tips, you'll be a party pro. During summer months, invite friends for a backyard barbecue that really sizzles with our eight-ingredient recipes. Or minimize party prep by hosting a potluck-style get-together. We've got delicious recipes for starters, sides, entrees, and desserts that will feed a hungry crowd.

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18 Dulce de Leche Desserts Your Fiesta Has Been Missing

Dulce de leche (caramel's sweeter, richer cousin) is in the spotlight in every one of these fiesta-worthy desserts. We've got super-indulgent dulce de leche ice cream, pies, cakes, and cookies—even quesadillas!—that are all ready to share. The most difficult part of making these yummy dulce de leche desserts? Trying not to lick the spoon before you're finished!
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Fiesta-Ready Mexican Drink Recipes

There's a lot more to Mexican drinks than just margaritas. Shake up your fiesta menu with a vibrant Mexican mule drink, a creamy Mexican rice drink, a refreshing beer-based drink, and more creative ideas. Our best Mexican drink recipes will dazzle guests!
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Make-Ahead Dips You Can't Resist Dunking Into

Never stress about what to bring to a party again! These irresistible make-ahead dip recipes will be the star of any appetizer table. Best of all, these dips can be made ahead of time and stored for at least 4 hours before serving.
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13 Potluck Tips That Will Make Your Party a Success

Try these tips for your next bring-a-dish gathering to avoid a dreaded #PotluckFail.
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DIY Card Holders That Are Way Better Than Bought

Learn how to make your own cheap card holders to tuck into flower arrangements and centerpieces. Four supplies are all you need.
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How to Carve a Watermelon

Carving a jack-o'-lantern isn't the only way to get festive with your food. Create a summer centerpiece with watermelon!
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20+ Next-Level Buffet-Style Party Recipes

It's no secret that the trick to any successful party lies in the buffet. And you know what that means: easy-to-serve appetizers, big-batch cocktails, and the cutest serving ideas you could ever imagine. Check out our ideas for pulling off your best buffet-style spread.
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Elegant Dinner Party Buffet

From appetizers to desserts, these Christmas dinner recipes will help you create a holiday spread with something for everyone.
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Must-Have Potluck Side Dish Recipes

Ready to win the potluck? You will when you tote along one of these flavorful side dish recipes. Here you'll find classic potluck recipes (and a few inventive twists!) for layered salads, pasta salad, baked beans, potato salad, and much more.