Summer Entertaining Essentials

Whether you're planning a summer barbecue or cocktails on the patio, get indispensable party-planning advice, easy entertaining ideas, inspiring decorating tips and delicious recipes. Plus, use our checklists to make sure you have all the supplies you need to host the perfect summer party.

Ask the Party Planner

What kind of party are you planning?
• Barbecue
• Beach party
• Picnic
• Clambake or lobster boil
• Cocktail party


Summer Recipes

Planning the menu for your get-together can be a challenge. Try these recipes for a meal that will appeal to all your guests and stand up to the summer heat:
• Appetizing appetizers
• Mouthwatering main dishes
• Sizzling sides
• Delicious desserts
• Refreshing drinks


Party Checklists

Make sure you have all your party supplies:
• Decorations
• Food
• Picnic packing 



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