Workshop Overview

Are you ready for a summer packed with the best outdoor cooking and entertaining ideas? Our online workshop will guide you week by week to make the most of the season.

  • Each week, you'll receive a shopping list of supplies for that week's projects, plus a checklist to help you get organized.

  • You'll begin with a preview of all the projects for that week.

  • Then, you'll move on to that week's technique. In Week 1, for example, you'll learn how to get your home ready for summer.

  • You can put your new skills to the test with two weekly projects, plus a work-ahead project for the Fourth of July.

  • Once you've completed the projects, you'll have a chance to share your work with other workshop participants via the user photo gallery. (You'll have to accept the terms and conditions first.)

  • Are you having people over this weekend? Each week, we'll present a new weekend party idea -- including a delicious summer menu and a craft idea to add a special touch to the festivities.

Before You Begin

As You Go

  • Post comments on weekly projects and collect your favorite projects and recipes for later.

  • Post photos of your completed projects to our site for the entire Martha Stewart community to see.

  • Share your best entertaining tips with other workshop participants.

  • Collaborate and chat with other participants on the message boards, and ask questions of our entertaining experts.

  • If you're having technical difficulties with the sign-up process, or if you're not receiving our twice-weekly Workshop newsletters, email us at

Are you ready for your most memorable summer to begin?

Comments (5)

Martha Stewart Member
January 5, 2019
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Martha Stewart Member
May 23, 2008
hi, ms martha! i am totally delighted to see new features in your website. I am also excited to start the summer workshop. God Bless and may you and your staff be showered with more knowledge and wisdom
Martha Stewart Member
May 20, 2008
This sounds great. I can't wait to get started. Breaking these projects up into weekly installments is genius - and will keep me coming back. If you stuffed it all into yet another "Greatest Summer Ever" column, I'd just throw a couple of dogs on the fire and call it a day.
Martha Stewart Member
May 20, 2008
Hi leanneangie and welcome to the Community Table! We hope you enjoy the crafts and cooking we've planned out over the next few weeks, and that you're not overwhelmed by the cleaning in week 1. We've included a cleaning plan here to help our members prepare their outdoor spaces for any type of summer party, but it's not meant to send you into a cleaning frenzy! By all means, relax and enjoy this kick-off to summer!
Martha Stewart Member
May 19, 2008
I am new to the community table and thought, as I was reading the Summer project plan, that I will need to hurry and start cleaning!!!! The cooking and crafts will be fun, however, the CLEANING will be challenging...