Summer Entertaining

Summertime, and the hosting is easy. We're here to prove it. Whether you're throwing backyard barbeque, a tropical luau, or a pool party, we offer everything you need to make it memorable for you and your guests. Try our easy recipes, cool cocktails, effortless decor, grilling tips, and table-setting tricks, and guaranteed: you'll be ready to party all season long.

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12 Tasty Sides to Serve with Burgers (Other Than Fries!)
You love a burger, but you're not always in the mood to enjoy one with a pile of fries. Are they your only side option? We think the simplicity of a classic burger makes it an ideal canvas for pairing with all manner of easy dishes. These are our favorite ideas.
30 Easy No-Bake Desserts That Are Sure to Delight
When you want something sweet and decadent but don't want to turn the oven on, these no-bake desserts—from cheesecake to bar cookies to crème brûlée—are delicious solutions.
20 Sangria, Summer Punch, and Cooler Recipes for Hot Summer Days
A pitcher of cold, refreshing sangria or punch is the perfect way to cool off on the hottest days of the year.
21 Tropical Drinks to Sip All Summer Long
These recipes are equal parts refreshing and delicious.
Summer Picnic Recipes That Aren't Sandwiches
For summertime meals on the go, think beyond the sandwich. Anything that can be served cold or at room temperature has picnic potential. Here, we share our favorite easily portable recipes for picnicking, including chilled soup, summer slaw, flank steak, and tempting desserts.
How to Make a Pasta Salad That Wows at Potlucks and Summer Parties
Master this popular summer side dish with our food editors' smart technique and a trio of tasty recipes.

More Summer Entertaining

These Are the Canned Cocktails We're Excited About Right Now
We'll be packing them for picnics, sipping them at the beach, and more all year long.
What Are the Best Cheeses for Grilling?
We're not talking sandwiches here; instead, we're talking about putting cheese straight onto the grill. It's a stellar option for a meatless summer meal.