summer entertaining

  1. Decorating How-tos

    How to make your own summer lanterns

    As the beach towels dry and the sun begins to set, the party is only just beginning. What better place to carry on the summer...
  2. Entertaining Checklists & Tips

    In a pickle: How to throw a summer BBQ on the fly

    Hoping to throw a barbecue this weekend but thinking there's just not enough time? Think again! We have tips on throwing a summer...
  3. Decor & Themes

    Pack the perfect picnic

    Grab your picnic basket and extra large blanket, we're headed to the beach for a picnic unlike any other! Hoping to inspire you to...
  4. Hostess Tips

    In a pickle: What to do if it rains at your BBQ

    You've been planning a cookout with friends and family for weeks now — only to see that rain is on the forecast. Instead of...
  5. Food & Recipes

    The Summer Block Party Issue

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    As temperatures climb, so does the desire to take everyday fun outside. Whether you're planning a backyard barbecue or just looking...
  6. Décor & Style

    Decorating Diva: Summer serveware for any patio party

    Welcome to Decorating Diva , where we share fresh, fun ways to update your home and spice up your living space! As important as...
  7. Gardening

    Everything you need for an outdoor movie night

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    Nothing says "summer" like outdoor entertaining. For a new twist on the mostly obsolete summer tradition of a drive-in movie, an...
  8. Kitchen and dining

    Fun and fabulous picnicware

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    This summer, grab some of these fun picnic essentials to make your outdoor dining experience the best it can be.
  9. Entertaining

    Add grilled fruit to your classic cocktails

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    Nothing says summer like succulent pineapple. Cut it up, grill it, add it to your favorite adult beverage and serve!
  10. Entertaining

    Garden party cocktails

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    Dress up your garden party and delight your guests with these delicious afternoon cocktails.
  11. Endless Summer

    Throwing a sizzling summer pool party

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    There are summer pool parties, and then there are sizzling summer pool parties. Make your next gathering the social highlight of the...
  12. Entertaining

    Cocktail party pizzazz: Fruit-filled ice and glamorous garnishes

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    At your next summer gathering, impress your guests with the prettiest cocktails in town.
  13. Summer Recipes

    Summer entertaining: Grilled chipotle shrimp and roasted pepper pizza

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    Succulent smoky-flavored shrimp, sweet roasted peppers and goat cheese turn the ordinary homemade pizza into a go-to gourmet meal...
  14. Holiday and seasonal decor

    Fun finds under $20 for summer entertaining

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    From pool parties to dinner parties, it's the season for spending time around the house, whether that's indoors or out. SheKnows has...
  15. Entertaining Checklists & Tips

    7 Summer barbecue party must-haves

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    As the weather heats up, spending time outdoors becomes less about keeping warm than keeping the party hot. Outdoor barbecues are a...
  16. Holidays & Seasons

    3 Summer party themes for a stylish affair

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    If the regular old summer BBQ routine has you in a rut, you'll love these fun, fresh summer party ideas! From drink ideas to ways to...
  17. Holidays & Seasons

    Summer party invitations for a sizzling bash

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    Throwing a barbecue or pool party this summer? Let us help you find the perfect invitation to get your guests excited! No matter...
  18. Outdoor Decor

    Which outdoor furniture is right for you?

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    Does your outdoor space call for a big teakwood dining set with a huge colorful umbrella? Or is your summer entertaining style and...
  19. Holiday and seasonal decor

    10 Must-have summer party accessories

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    One of the best (and most fun) aspects of summer is outdoor entertaining. Good friends, delicious food (hello, BBQ!) and cool drinks...
  20. Entertaining Menus & Recipes

    Giada dishes her best summer entertaining recipes & tips

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    Cher, Madonna, Paris … Giada? In the food world, Giada De Laurentiis is as much a household name as any pop star. Now in addition to...